To my dear Halifax

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After three years of living in Halifax during the summers as a university student, I had to move back home to my small town this summer because of Hali's not-so-cheap rent situation. Oh Halifax, how I miss you every day. I did not expect to miss you at all, let alone this much. I miss your busy people, your ocean, your constant reminder that I am so small and just one of these humans wandering around not knowing what I'm doing. In my hometown I am constantly reminded of sedentary life, things not changing, people not growing. Settling with the same old, same old. Being in relationships that kill them slowly. Where is the uncertainty, the excitement, the waves of new ideas and perspectives? The wanderlust? The WANT TO BE SOMETHING MORE? I feel as though I am drowning in the small-town attitude. Halifax, I will be back in September. I cannot rush this beautiful summer (or valuable time spent with my loving family). However, I now realize you give me something that my small town will never be able to...an opportunity to be myself, wide-open and whole-heartedly. Thank you. See you soon, my dear Halifax. —SmallTownGirl

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