Hello to everyone that’s still checking this blog (i.e. mom)!
As you’ve probably all found out by now, via ourselves or that wretched beast known as facebook, Kathryn and I have been thrown into a whole new adventure since that fateful day of Nov. 17, 2009: the day the test showed 2 little lines instead of one. If I had been more considerate of our blogging audience, I may have taken a photo of the test(s) prior to chucking them in the trash. Oops!
Anyway, having followed the trail of some temporary work with Southern Exposure Construction Inc., we’ve ended up in Fredericton, NB, where we immediately found an amazing sense of community in the Meeting Place church, not to mention the wonderful times we’ve already shared with family here. It feels like a place we may be able to call home for a little while!
If you’re wondering how we’re going to survive, well…that makes 2 (or 3, or many) of us, in a way. Those of you who know me well enough to hear about my crazy dreams of the future know that I developed an unexpected interest in human biology/health care when I took a course about it in 4th-year at Acadia. So, with that in mind, I’ve applied and interviewed for a job as a personal/home support worker with a company called Bayshore. It sounds promising, and should definitely give me a taste of what caring for people is really like.
For those of you who are surprised that I’m considering this line of work, I wonder… can you see me doing it? When I really get dreaming about a future that I think I’d find perfectly challenging and rewarding, I almost always find myself imagining being a doctor. It is a mostly secret (til now perhaps) dream of mine: to go to med school, become a family practitioner, maybe do a stint on the Mercy Ships, etc. I’ve been very inspired by a blog that Kathryn and I have been following for a while now; some girl that we’ve never even met, but I think she’s related to a friend of Kathryn’s… her name is Ali, and she’s a very inspiring writer. Check out her blog if you feel like being moved, inspired, emotional, grateful, etc.: http://alirae.net/blog/ (scroll down to older posts for a taste of what life is like on the Mercy Ship while they’re on duty, or whatever they call it.
So, we do intend to keep people up-to-date on our lives through this blog, it just won’t be about Korea anymore. But hey, Korea, Fredericton, what’s the difference, really? They’re both places, with people, and really it’s people that make life most interesting, not places, eh?
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to anyone that’s reading, and feel free to send along any encouragement that comes to mind 🙂