|Perisher - melting :-(|
Funny enough, haven't met any other Canadians working up here. Obviously clever Canadians come to Oz to get away from the cold, not explore it. But lets be realistic, my traveling has kept me away from the winter cold for sometime, and boy have I ever missed it. Being back here is reminding me what a true Canadian I am - despite being poorly acclimatized.... What? -5 IS cold!
I'm loving the crisp air, fire places, hot chocolate, bundling up, making snowmen and having drunken snow fights! It's like being a child all over again! (Not including the "drunken" part.)
While I'm enjoying the long forgotten season of winter, I'll admit I'm quickly missing reality. I have worse cabin fever in this little ski resort then I ever had on Cruise Ships. I'm really missing my friends back home, and having regular visits with them and my family. Just easy daily things like yoga classes, coffee dates, night-school and going to the cinema. I think it's all the same things I crave whenever I'm off traveling (which seems to be the only permanent in my life these days.) Every time I've gone "home" (...if I'm still allowed to call Canada that...) I get antsy and find a reason to leave. A travel bug yes, but I'm also coming to terms with the fact that I just have trouble adjusting to a non-traveler's culture. Its not that I find it boring, I just don't know my place in that world anymore, and I'm scared I'm not going to be me in that world. Ah well, a new challenge to over come for the next phase in my life.
I've still got 6+ months left of exploring the continents before I fulfill the promise I made to my Mother and return home for Christmas (I'll have to hit up South East Asia before then to re-claim my tan - no one will believe I spent a year living in Australia if I go home as pale as the average Canuck.) I think that is enough time yearning for stability and routine in my life to keep me anchored to one place for a while.