Immigrating to Canada

All right! Today is a step forward in the Sámson family. This very morning we’ve paid for an application for Zsolt as a Canadian resident.

It is exciting, yet slightly bittersweet because leaving England means leaving Europe, which by extension means leaving Hungary. But it’s a change that we’ve decided upon, and frankly I think is necessary.

Home is such a funny topic. Where is home? Is it the place we live in, the people we are with, the memories we hold? I don’t know. Even when I do return to my house in Kanata it’s incomplete without my husband.

I suppose it is in the moments. Sitting under a maple tree, eating mandarins from a paper bag, meeting with friends, taking a walk, being with family, swimming in Balaton. . . anyhow, it’s something I long for and will be the best medicine once found. We’ll go to Canada – Zsolt and I together – and see what can be done.

We’ve been talking this morning about buying a canoe, or a kayak. Ottawa is so wonderful for its access to water, being able to get out there would be a wonderful experience.

Today was a good step forward. A very good step.

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One thought on “Immigrating to Canada

  1. Hi Catherine,

    As you are well aware, Canada is an awesome country! I grew up in a beautiful tropical paradise, Barbados, which was a great place to be a kid, but Canada is my home with its vast countryside, beautiful lakes, rivers, mountains and maple trees 😉

    When you or Zsolt are ready to look for jobs over here, I suggest setting up an info session with me. I seem to have a knack of guiding people to satisfying jobs based on my own experience and the great coaching I received from my career coach. My offer is open whenever you guys are ready.

    Where is home? That’s a great question and a hard one for me to answer since I’ve moved around a lot. My own answer is “Wherever I feel very happy”, and I now realize that you have captured the essence of what home may be “… it is in the moments”.

    Wishing you and Zsolt all the best. Canada is a cool place to create as one’s home.

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