Hello Goodbye

Said goodbye to my hometown today. A snowy, slightly delayed goodbye.


The other night I came home and found Archie sleeping in my suitcase. I think he was either 1) trying to prevent me from leaving. Or 2) asking me to take him back to Toronto with me.


But I had to say goodbye to him.


And his cute little flowered hankerchief.


Bye to my mom’s antique furniture and big white kitchen.


Bye to the friends and family my small city holds.


And bye to the fresh air that fills my lungs. To big open spaces.


As much as I want to stay in Moncton foreverandever, I still have some unfinished business in Toronto.

Clients to train, yoga classes to attend, restaurants to try and friends to see. My 2011 calendar is quickly filling up as I become more and more excited for what the future has in store.

But still. I hate goodbyes.

Posted on January 3, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Oh, bummer. I bet leaving home isn’t fun. But like you also said, lots of things to look forward to as well. :)

  2. Bittersweet and beautiful post, Susan.

    Your blog looks better and better each time i comment…whatever tweaks your making are working!

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely time at home. I am a little surprised that you didn’t Archie-nap :D

  4. We call dog handkerchiefs “party scarves.” It sounds fancier that way.

  5. Archie’s such a cutie. I love the curls…haha.

  6. Puppy is adorable and Toronto looks crazy busy! Hope the move is smooth and productive! Sounds like you have lots to do :o)
    Happy New Year!

  7. goodbyes suck indeed! It was so hard to say goodbye to everyone at foodbuzz!
    Can I clone archie? Cant I have the clone?

  8. Christina (aka Mom)

    Archie slept with Jane last night – just saying… I miss you

  9. I have two cheesy phrases to throw your way, but they’re both true:
    It’s not “goodbye.” It’s “I’ll see you later.” and “All good things must come to an end. If it hadn’t been this good, then I wouldn’t feel this bad.”

    You can always go home to make your heart happy–that’s very, very cool and forever reassuring to know. :)

  10. wish ya a great year ahead,.

  11. It sounds like you had a nice, long, and neccessary break, Susan :) I hate when pets try to guilt me into staying. It always almost works!

  12. What a fabulous Christmas and holiday you had but I’m sure your future plans are exciting enough to keep your mind off home x x

  13. Good byes are never fun. The lil puppers gunna miss you :). Hope your trip back went well!

  14. Welcome back my dear! I know you love home but we love having you here (well, within an hour away anyway!) Hopefully we can get together soon. PS I LOVE that Toronto street photo!

  15. Sounds like you had a great visit with your family and friends! :)

  16. I’m HORRIBLE with goodbyes. I tend to embarrass my loved ones. But that just means I love them a lot, right?? Hehe.

  17. Confession: I saw that picture of Toronto, and my heart skipped a beat.

    See that’s the place I hate saying goodbye to.

  18. I get so sad each time I go home for a break and then have to leave. I could probably be happy living with my parents for the rest of my life. Thank goodness I officially moved out at 18 or they never would’ve been able to get rid of me! I always miss my parents’ cats too. That Archie is something! So cute!!

  19. This really makes me want to go to Canada!!! Beautiful city pictures. And small city pictures.

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