Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Scoop

Usually when I disappear for an extended period of blogdom time, there is something going down in the land of Jen. My last large posting absence was related to keeping secrets, secrets about being pregnant. This time (not pregnant) it's news about Nathan getting transferred with his job. The big news is that we are leaving Nunavut, after 3 years. It's seems like this is a common trend with a few of my other favourite Nunavummiut bloggers as well. It's a bummer. It turns out we are heading back to Canada's deep south, back to starbucks and shopping. Maybe it's not all a bummer. I can tell you a piece of me is breaking off and won't be taken back with us south. The good news is that we get to spend the rest of the summer up here before we make our transition back into the hustle. That's right the south, where your hustling or getting hustled. It's one big pimp show down there. We are happy, however that we will be closer with family.This is Nathan and I, June 2006, when we first moved up to Nunavut. Don't say it, we've obviously gained a few pounds these few years. We all know that if your looking to loose weight, you shouldn't fool yourself into thinking the answer is up north where there are no fast food joints. There is plenty of yumminess, and you'll buy it no matter what it costs. Since there is no fast food, I have found myself a better cook, experimenting with many new recipes. I've been eating well these last 3 years.

Coming north and leaving again is a sob story I've seen and heard too many times now. I'm bummed it's my turn, and so soon. Unfortunately and fortunately Nathan's career takes us to many new and exciting places. It's hard to move, no matter where you have been living. As the story goes, when Nathan was starting his career, I told him that I would follow him anywhere, except I jokingly said "Not Toronto or Nunavut!". Turns out I really didn't know what I was talking about (big surprise!), Nunavut was a blast. I just hope that I don't have to learn my lesson about Toronto, too many people.

A lot of other bloggers have started other blogs to document their non-Nunauvt adventures. You can bet I will as well. I am worried however that when I move back down south I will have lost my identity. I will no longer be "Jen of Nunavut", but "Jen of Massive City where Jens are a dime a dozen". I have the entire summer to think about it. So don't think about dropping this blog yet because I still have a whack of adventures left in me.

14 comments:

Julie said...

I'm sad I never got a chance to visit you up North, but I am very happy to have you back!!


ps> Toronto does totally suck, you're right on that one.

Lindsay Niedzielski said...

I too told Corey that I would follow him anywhere as long as it wasn't to the arctic....how is it that they convince us into these things?!!!! I'll miss reading about your time in cape Dorset, but look forward to hearing about your new adventures - cause you can make them anywhere you go!!! Good luck with everything!

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Of course I will continue to follow your blog! I am an addict now :)

Congrats on the transfer closer to family. I am sure they will be so happy to see Ezri grow up in person instead of over the computer.

I wish you the best of luck adjusting to life in the south. I knew I wouldn't be able to hack anything like that, so when you start to go nuts from the busyness of it all, you are more than welcome to come and visit us in Faro!

Aleks said...

DO IT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFz2WkVAk38

In Iqaluit said...

I'm sad too! But I am not sure why -- I have never met you and I know you will continue to blog from wherever you are.

But enjoy the rest of the summer up north! It's almost mosquito season! :) And I almost never use smiley faces when I type.

Morena said...

I'm going to miss you!!! One of the other girls is going to have to step up and be the 'do-er' that gets me out of the house. I need that! I'm really glad that you'll be here for the summer at least, there is still lots for us to do.

Megan said...

I will follow your blog no matter what.

Happy Father's Day, Nathan!

Nunavummiut Jaime said...

I'm sad I won't see you around up here anymore but I'll have to visit sometime I'm on holidays since you'll only be a short drive away. :)

Jaime

Aida said...

i am still a follower, congrats on the move and if timing is right, i can meet you guys! we are moving to iqaluit in a couple of weeks and by the time summer is done and if you have time to spare in iqaluit, we'll catch up :)

Northern Chirp said...

Your blog has been great, and I for one will keep following.

I'm like you -- another Nunavummiut blogger about to head back south (in our case, to be close to family because of a family member's health issues -- another common theme for departing Nunavummiut!)

My husband John also always said "I'll follow you but not the to arctic [where I always wanted to go] and not Toronto." First I dragged him to Iqaluit (which he has loved) and now I'm dragging him to Toronto, poor guy. Sigh. But hopefully one day we (and you?!) will be back north ...

Capital Mom said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog for awhile now. Good luck with your new adventure!

Tina said...

You can't get rid of me that easily. :)

jen said...

Thanks everyone for your support! :) We are sad to be leaving.

Lisa said...

Your blog is lovely - you are funny and have a great way of writing!

Care to share any pearls of text wisdom or the odd snapshot on something called Canada CODE?

Here is a story you may like: http://canadacode.vancouver2010.com/text/grandpa

Have a look at this small town image: http://canadacode.vancouver2010.com/image/living

Thanks for giving me a chuckle....(and your baby is adorable!)