So, a few weeks ago I decided I need to shake up my life and take up a few things that I’ve put down for some time now. One of the pacts I made with myself is that I am going to write more so I decided to start posting to My Trending Stories again. Lo and behold, I check my account and see that the last post I did was in October 2016! I was FLOORED! Where did the time go?! I know I was busy but darn it, was I that busy for so long?!

So anyway, I’ve accepted the fact that I haven’t been here in a long time but I am back now and I am happy to be back. There have been so many changes in my life over the years and I have gotten to the point where I am overwhelmed with the dynamics in my life now and need an outlet. That’s why I am back.

As we learn, grow and adapt to the many changes in life, we sometimes have to evolve in how we cope with life. While I am not an expert, writing has always been a great avenue for me to express myself, my thoughts, and my desires. For a few years now, my writing has been on the back burner to the craziness of my life. As I welcome myself back, let me catch you up on where I am today why I need this outlet.

  • My sons are now full-fledged teenagers. Who knew I would miss the days of the sweet little toddlers who I would have to chase around the house or beg to sleep for a few hours? Now, my boys are fifteen years old, eloquent, verbose and just as opinionated as their parents. While this can sometimes spark some very interesting conversations, after a long day’s work, you don’t want everything to be a discussion or debate. But I give thanks for small mercies, they are straight-A students in school and give absolutely no form of trouble. As my parents have told me several times, their smart mouth is retribution for the one I had as a child.
  • My family and I have migrated to Canada. As a child visiting the USA and Canada to visit relatives, I had always loved Canada and wanted to live there. I got this opportunity last year and made the life-altering move to Ontario, Canada. My husband was coming here for the first time when we moved and he has transitioned well to our new surroundings. My family’s transition and settling in was relatively smooth and we are happy in our new environs.
  • Job searching is not what I expected. They say job hunting is itself a job and it is so true. Between the constant job applications, updating and tailoring of resumes, checking with recruiters, agencies, job sites, job fairs, LinkedIn, interviews and everything job hunting, at the end of any given day, you are as exhausted and worn out as if you had a job. Nonetheless, to keep my sanity throughout this process, I have filled my free time with being a full-time wife and mother, volunteering, reading and now writing. I’m thinking of taking up another hobby, possibly graphic design, so please leave your thoughts and comments below if you have great ideas for me.

A few other things have taken place but the main highlights of the recent changes are sufficiently covered. Please feel free to comment below if you have tips/ tricks about settling in Canada, job hunting or dealing with smart-mouthed teenage boys. 😊

It felt good writing this post and I’m excited about the next one…stay tuned.

Published by Krishta-Gay Lewis-Harewood