Saturday, September 29, 2007

The end of Vacation

Hello Everyone,
Well its been a long vacation and I have to say I'm happy to see the end of it. I find myself in recent days not missing that which we failed to do, but the quiet and piece of the north. I don't know how I would cope if I ever had to move back to the south again but I know it would be hard to enjoy. The frustrations of daily life down here seem to be extra aggravating for me, the constant sound of traffic, the fact that every idiot on the road seems to need to take a phone call while barreling down the road at 130 kph (which make me wonder how business or anyone survived before these modern miracles, everyone feels they are essential but I swear I will never carry one again).
Everyone seems to float around the cities thinking everything they do is so important and they must just get to wherever they are before the world ends, it reminds me of a saying, "Everything I do, I rush through, so I can do something else", No one seems to be enjoying the day, just making money to enjoy another day. I find it amazing so many people can enjoy lives like this and they have my respect but they can have these lives for themselves.
Take Care
Be Nice
And slow down and enjoy a single day.


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

I now find whenever I get down south I get frustrated with the amount of time it takes to do something simple like grocery shopping. Here I can walk to the store, shop, and be back home in 20 minutes. Somedays I am slowed down by "Inuit Traffic"- chatting with everyone! But down south it can take 2 hours to get loaded into a vehicle, drive to the store, get stuck in traffic.... I also dread the day we move south!

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

I've only been here 4 months but I can't imagine us moving back to that. I love the slow life up here. Although we have our truck with us, it hasn't moved in 4 days because we really don't need it. We put gas in it 1 time a month, unless we have to make an extra trip to Yellowknife (that takes 1/2 tank), where at back home we were filling it once a week.

Jaime said...

I completely agree with you, Curtis. I can't stand all the rushing and the noise and the people in my way. I don't think I could stand to live in a place where complete silence outside is impossible.