Last couple months have been.... different. October had a couple highlights though. I just love October. I love the way it smells, looks, feels. Went to the corn maze for the first time this year. It was pretty fun once we ditched the super chatty random girls who decided to follow us around. Halloween was fun. I went over to Christian's for scary movies and trick or treaters.... even though only 3 kids showed up :( It was still a fun chill night.
November has been a little difficult emotionally. Lots of changes, lots of decisions to be made, and none of it very much fun... but I'm coping. I played with the silver band on remembrance day. I loved that. I forgot how much I loved playing the trombone in concerts. I almost cried after the afternoon show, I was so happy.
Last night I went to Calgary with Taneil to see "STOMP". I love that show. This is the third time I've seen it live and it's entertaining every time. We picked a bad day to be travelling though, as there was hurricane force winds on the highway. We saw a couple semis tipped over. Plus, back in Lethbridge, grass fires were starting and the 130km/hr winds were not helping the situation. My neighbourhood was on evacuation notice. My apartment building still smells like campfire. Luckily the wind died down and they got the fires under control and as far as I know, no homes were destroyed.
That experience taught me something very important. Something that I should've known already, but had forgotten during the course of the last couple months. People care about me. I got concerned texts/messages from many different people asking if I was ok, making sure I had places to go if I was evacuated, begging me not to attempt driving home in the wind. It didn't really hit me until this morning, but I woke up feeling very protected, loved, and cared for. I'm pretty sure I'm moving back to Ontario in February, but when I do, I will be leaving behind many great and amazing people who have permanently changed me for the better.
I am not the same person I was two and a half years ago. Not at all.