The NG Times Newspaper

As I was getting ready for our vacation to Vancouver Island the list of places we wanted to visit kept growing, leading me to agree that “a change is as good as a rest”.  During our trip there were many unexpected changes, each leading to a new adventure. However, the biggest change was in myself.  Being able to slow down and enjoy each moment has been a phenomenal gift.

Seeing the grandeur of nature first hand helped put things in perspective for me.  From watching the landscape change in Tofino as the tide went out and then discovering a group of starfish hiding in the rocks waiting to be once again covered by the Pacific Ocean; driving through the mountain range with snow still on the side of the road; walking through the moss covered trees in Cathedral Grove; collecting sea glass on the beach in Sidney; looking down on the Sooke Potholes with a waterfall for a backdrop to experiencing a huge gust of wind as I was standing on a rock at Cattle Point in Victoria – were a few of the wonderful moments I experienced.

One thing that I haven’t quite conquered is my fear of heights.  It was wonderful having my husband Lorne, and our friend Marlene as drivers. There were definitely moments where I felt very uncomfortable; however, I persevered and had wonderful support in the two of them.

We all have times when things feel uncomfortable; often it is the thought of trying something new, or getting back at an activity that we haven’t tried for a while.  It is important to remember that there are people willing to help us. There are many activities here at Kemptville & District Home Support that may interest you.  If it is something that you haven’t tried before, or perhaps you don’t know anyone, remember that we are willing to be there for you as well.

I am looking forward to getting back to work after my adventures.

Until next time,
Susan Smith,
Executive Director
Kemptville & District Home Support


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