O Canada – Home is where the heart is…
Since announcing to the world that I passed the citizenship test and how excited I was to be on the home stretch, I have had many people comment:
“Wow, that’s a really big decision.” Or “That’s a really big step.”
And it got me thinking – is it a really big decision?
To me, it wasn’t. It’s something I have wanted for 10 years now, and moving countries is something I have wanted to do since I was a child, so for me, it was more like “Finally!” than “Holy cow this is a big step.”
However, I started thinking about the people making the comment and how for them it might be a huge decision. Many have lived their lives in a place that they called home, that has felt like home from the minute they emerged, likely with a group of people that they called family, and a sturdy base from which to grow and expand (and for many, not too far from where they were created). And even if they travelled – even extensively – they still did so with that sense of home waiting for them.
And under those circumstances it would be a really big decision. Continue reading Citizenship – A really big decision…