Sunday, December 7

December 20th fastly approaching....Departing Idaho


The days of Idaho are coming to an end. With a constant effort to just be thankful sadness sneaks in. The dark clouds lightly sprinkle sorrow. In this mountainous place my happiness soars. Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir proving neighborly protection as the Payette River sings me a comforting song. This sparsely populated area has felt like home since the first full breath taken.

The love for this land and the people will remain forever. Upon my return I will dance once more.

Now, comes the time to pratiquez mon français...practice my France. Those dark clouds return with thunderous fright. My adjustment to the European-esque city will far exceed my efforts here. One hundred and forty five days after departing la ville du Quebec my feet will walk the cobbled streets and ride the bus once more. Observation of non-verbal cues directing my actions and fill my wordless days. The beauty will once again grip my desire to explore, learn and grow.

Laying my head down at night with the roaring engine from public transportation singing a city lullaby my thoughts will drift to the silent nights of Lowman.

*Remember that my contest ends tomorrow night....click here to participate.

20 comments:

Alyson (New England Living) said...

You're moving to Quebec? Hey, you'll only be 5 hours from me.

Sad that you're leaving a place you love though.

angie said...

What a lovely post. So glad you stopped by my blog, I have really enjoyed reading yours. Especially, your 100 things post! Too many things to mention - I've always wanted a great dane too, and I've never liked that Red Red Wine song either!

sandy said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! You are welcome to come by anytime:)

The Blonde Duck said...

Lovely post....I'm sorry you have to leave!

Amanda in GA said...

Oh I love Idaho! I went to college there. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you again sometime.

Melissa said...

I love this post! I wondered if you were an English major before reading your profile. Beautiful writing!

Jill said...

What an adventurous life you're living right now. I think it's so interesting that you get to experience all these difference places and people.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Wow, Idaho sounds wonderful. Sounds like there is a lot of fresh air there, very much unlike the city, so I can definitely understand why you'd be sad to leave it.

Perhaps you will be able to return soon.

Ana said...

Just wanted to say you're welcome to read my blog! Quebec sounds fun; I'm not sure the story behind it, but I'm all about a little international living. Good luck with it all!

iAnswer said...

新的生活,新的开始,加油!

Random Hiccups said...

I totally understand the feelings you are going through. I moved from Oregon to South Africa and I can remember thinking similar thoughts to yours.

This was a lovely post.

I Wasn't Born a Soccer Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this post.

Angela said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway! For some reason, the link on your sidebar doesn't work....just so you'll know. I'll still enter you two times, though.

Dee said...

Well I think it sounds fun! I could use some adventure! :)

Jen said...

what a bittersweet time. isn't it funny how someplace that's supposed to be temporary can imprint itself on your heart so easily?

i would love to just sit and talk with you and find out how you ended up doing these things! :) perhaps i'll visit quebec. it's just a hop skip and a jump across the continent from the big ak.

Femin Susan said...

Hi......
Your blog is really interesting... Keep posting....Good Luck...Welcome to my blog...

Merry Christmas and happy New year.

Hairline Fracture said...

Beautiful post. You sound very positive about moving even though it's obvious you'll miss Idaho.

Chris Bliss said...

Thanks for stopping by.

love the post!!

xoxo

Jamie said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day! Off to explore some more!

Leah said...

I love moving around. I've been here for almost two years and I'm getting antsy. good luck in Qubec!