Physically and emotionally this week I would describe as: Blue.
Those who know me personally will know how I attach myself to friends and people I spend my days with. Living in such a tightly knit community of just under 70 personnel, you're constantly in contact with everyone and I find you wind the people you "click" with very tightly around your heart. My heart is COVERED in strings and cords of all types and to be honest, I prefer it that way.
This week I had to say goodbye to some of my favourites. It always makes me sad so see such lovely and fun people leave the station but that's always the nature of the military isn't it? The beauty of it all though, is "goodbyes" really aren't "goodbyes" but merely a "see you soon". That's what I tell myself anyway so I don't get too upset...!
Other than my mushy intro, this week was quite busy. I worked quite a few long hours to bring in the CC177 that landed in Alert this week. It was a bit hectic as the flight plans kept changing, but over all I would say the week was a success. I started knitting a scarf, learned some new songs on guitar, got an extra day to spend with the departing friends and tonight is a PJ party with the station! Should be a very fun evening filled with laughs and making memories.
I hope you all had a wonderful week and enjoy the weekend. Remember to take the time to hug somebody you care about today and let them know what they mean to you. Those are the best kind of hugs and trust me, a hug goes a long way!
Happy weekend xo
Recipe for a fun weekend:
1. Handstands in the snow
1. Handstands in the snow
2. Admire the horizon
3. Visit the Lancaster crash site
4. Stand on rocks and praise the sun
5. Draw hearts in the snow
6. Tumble down snow banks
7. Smile - big!
8. Get frosted tips
This weekend was absolutely hands down the most fun I've had in Alert since my arrival here in December. The day was painted with a permanent dawn, filling the air with anticipation for the arrival of the sun. It was a balmy -37 degrees but that didn't keep me inside. The prospect of seeing what is around the station finally, was enough to make me jump into my snow suit and my fuzzy hat to explore into the disappearing shadows.
I read this quote and particularly enjoyed its message "I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul." I hope I never give up doing silly things that make me happy. Snow bank sledding on my bum, running around with sparklers and enjoying a weekend filled with laughs - what gets better than that? Not much!
I hope the message that people recieve from this post is that there truly is fun and laughs to be had everywhere, if only you take the time to be a little silly and let go of all your expectations for life and just live. I fell asleep with a smile on my face last night knowing that with each passing day more and more good things are yet to come. I'm so excited for everything!
Have a wonderful day and Happy Monday!