Sunday, June 02, 2013

The End of the Interlude

A little over a year ago I said goodbye to my friends at the Alberta Legislature. I knew it was time to move on, but like any transition the last few months have been spiced with adventure and uncertainty.

In terms of clients, I've had the busiest freelance year of my career, and serving as a guest speaker and instructor at MacEwan University has been an extremely rewarding experience. I saw the east coast of North America for the first time and stood in the shadow of one of the wonders of the world. I wrote several short stories for my own pleasure, won a CBC Canada Writes prize, revisited the Etsell farm and Kenora, finished my library and theatre room and learned how to fix our refrigerator.

Most importantly of all, I spent many hours of quality time with Sylvia. While the stress of unemployment was never far from my mind, this long interlude has been a genuine blessing - a time to recuperate, reassess and realign.

I'll have more to say tomorrow. But for now - I look forward to joining the full-time workforce again.

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