Sunday, May 11, 2014

Jessi of the North

So, it's been almost 2 years since my last update... A LOT has changed. Vincent and I moved into an actual house, Kevin lived with us, then Crystal. I dropped out of MUN... Again. At Tims we won the Always Fresh award, as the #1 non-traditional store for 2012, as our reward we got moved up to Ruth Ave to get that store in shape, and we sure did! 
But of course the biggest change of all... I live in Churchill, Manitoba now! For a while now Bee and Lisa have been trying to get me to look for a job up here, and I finally took the leap. I am currently working as an Educational Assistant for Duke of Marlborough, and Vincent will be coming up in June to join me :)
It's a super tiny, very isolated town. There are no roads into town, you have to either fly or train in. It's about a 2 hour flight from Winnipeg, but the train is about 44 hours. The town is charming, everyone I've met so far has been so friendly. I'm already a part of the Library committee and Arts council, just from talking to people. Everyone encourages everyone else to become active in the   community, and there is an activity or event every day (and night) of the week. 
Churchill is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World, and during bear season the town fills with tourists hoping to sneak a peek at one. (Hopefully not to close) There is also a Beluga breeding ground in the river, and the river gets over run with Beluga every year, they are very friendly and playful and they love people and attention. (Sort of like huge whale puppies) Churchill is also the 3rd best place in the world to see the Northern Lights (unfortunately due to the near 24hr sunlight in summer they are only super visible during the winter, you can see them in autumn and spring, but it's much better in January or February)
Speaking of winter... It gets cold! -40 to -60 during the deep freeze. At around -50 the kids can't go to school, and at -60 the whole town shuts down since it's unsafe to go outside for even just a few minutes, that happened 3 times last winter. 
There are so many cute, little, awesome things about this town. If you want to know more you'll just have to come visit! :D
Well, as I've said before... I will try to update this on the regular, or at least whenever I do something cool haha :)

Hugs and Kisses
Loves and Misses
Jessi  xoxo