Happily in Canada, And Why Not?

Delayed Due to Happiness

Forgive me readers, I have sinned.  I abandoned my blog.  Well, “abandon” is a strong word, but yeah, for many months, I haven’t posted.  Sure, thought about and wrote several drafts, but hadn’t hit publish, so I abandoned it.  I’m sorry and  I’m back.

Why did I avoid writing for so long?  Maybe I’m just too content here.  After almost 2 years here, I feel completely at home here in Nova Scotia, Canada.

And after 2 years, finally I realize, being so happy is no reason to keep quiet on this blog.  In fact, my being content here serves as more proof for others to seek their own new HOME, wherever that may be.

My Transition Was Tough – But the Lesson was Sweet

Another reason I posted so little in 2011 was the year made for a tough transition.  I struggled going from corporate worker to stay-at-home dad.  I struggled moving from gorgeous Prague to urban-hell Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  And I struggled even more with personal matters from the past.  Thankfully, I have the world’s most supportive wife who I can also call my best friend.  She and she alone is the reason I am happily living in Canada today.

eastern passage, nova scotia

And thankfully, we left urban-hell Dartmouth and bought a house in a quaint fishing village.  Our new surroundings: Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Now, as we walk off our driveway, we can glance down the street at the water, the Atlantic ocean – a dream come true.  Possible here in “the passage.”

So content I am, in fact, that I felt somewhat scummy to write how others could seek happiness elsewhere.  I mean, how can I relate to others’ motivation to move, if I’m more than happy to stay?  Sadly, it took several more months to realize, it’s perfectly healthy to find happiness somewhere.  I just happen to had found it in Eastern Passage, NS.

And I still believe it can describe anyone.  And like the time without publishing here taught me, only thinking about something doesn’t make it happen.  Results require action and so here I am, starting over at Expat Yourself.

Happily finding peace in Canada — happily helping you find yours wherever you like.









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An American who likes to move around. I now live on the eastern Canadian seaboard. My job? A stay-at-home dad for two cute but demanding bosses. My wife? Also cute; not so demanding. My wife and I both love travel. We met in South Korea, travelled across Australia, India, Europe and beyond. We lived in Czech Republic for four years. Many stories to tell and experience to share. If you let me, I will help you travel as we do. Enjoy.

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