It’s hard to believe, but it has been over a month since I left Beijing. I think I’m over the time change mess, but sleep still doesn’t always come easily. I have to remember that this was also true in Beijing, and that sleeping challenges aren’t related to geography. It’s probably just me and maybe my age.
Still, I look back and wonder what I have accomplished – and what I would have liked to have accomplished by now.
- I have my Ontario Driver’s License ($90 for five years)
- As of today I have a cell-phone. This took a bit of time, but I’m happy. It has Google Play Store and I’m downloading apps like crazy!
- I got myself a library card and a library day with my granddaughters. This is good!
- We have a community garden plot and seeds that are ready for planting! (And cheques so that I can pay my fees!)
- Two books on designing a new life path are waiting to be read.
- I am up to date (sort of) on my ESL Literacy course.
On the “Still to do” list:
- write up my resume
- Work through the life design books.
- Catch up on my weather scarves which are very behind!
- Build a healthy routine that incorporates my big rocks. (I think I need to get some stones and make a visual)
- Understand my new role in my family. It’s not easy.
In leaving Beijing I left behind a quiet private space (and it was very quiet, maybe too quiet) with a routine and a sense of newness and surprise. Here I have shared accomodations in a tight space, lots of noise (mostly good noise! and no snoring) and many demands. The switch was more drastic than I thought it would be!
The fact that I am at the dining room table and writing, instead of tossing and turning in bed, is a step in the right direction.
That I am going to post this and move on to my course (I love on-line learning!) means I’m moving forward just a little bit more in embracing my new adventure.
Thanks for following along!
PS: The knitigator is a carving at our library. It reminds me that people do change their life work and move on to different things. I don’t think wood carving is on the agenda, but I’m glad it was for this artist!