Denial is useless….
Despite the obvious ‘signs’ staring us in the face (or sitting squarely in front of the house), I am in a depressed denial that my life is inevitably changing and sending me South. Despite the raging, crying and cussing, this summer will indeed be our last in Yellowknife, and we will be leaving our fabulous home, our amazing neighbours, our wonderful teachers, and our beloved North. This is due to the Hairy-Half landing the job of a lifetime at Delta airlines (for which he has dreamed and sacrificed for over a decade).
Fear not though, I will take a giant piece of the North with me, as well as my soaping obsession (and will have the luxury of traveling back regularly). I will continue to concoct all the soaps and goodies under the ‘Raw North Soap Company’ banner. They are too near and dear to my heart and my Northern clientele to abondon, and I have some wholesalers here in town still ready to carry our products (not to mention the ability to fulfill the needs of our mail-order friends through the website). We will update you on that later. It suffices to say we are staying through July to enjoy the Northern summer to which we are most entitled after this arduous winter.
But please don’t ask me about life after Yellowknife yet, I am still processing and grieving the upcoming upheaval….