Networking Article from London, ON
Articles for London, Ontario - September 2016
Publisher's Notes - March 2011
It’s a fact…we’re constantly bombarded with change. The way we communicate. The way we work. The way we live. It’s important that we look toward the future, but last week I had a wonderful opportunity to step into the past – my past.
My parents moved into the family farmhouse (built by my great, great (and maybe another great) grandfather in 1883 when they were married in 1948. They raised 4 children there (that’s me at age 2 and standing in the same spot at age 13) before moving to “town” when I was a teenager. And last week my Mom arranged a tour of the family home, which is no longer a part of our family. It was an amazing experience.
I hadn’t seen my old bedroom since the day we moved out when I was 16. The view from my window (seen here) is nearly the same. As a child, I would sit by my windowsill, staring at the forest down the road and create stories in my head (later, I published some of them). My mom shared experiences of her early days in the house I had never heard. I shared some of the antics my brothers and I did – and that we probably shouldn’t have. We were swept back in time and it’s a day we’ll both treasure.
We must embrace change. But remembering your roots and learning from the past is an integral part of where you’re going.