Well Kuujjuaq is quickly feeling more and more like home. I seem to be past all the little hiccups, and seem to have accomplished all of the little transitional things involved in moving to a new place. As exciting as the whole process is (despite the frustrations), now I can really just savour the awesome.
1. Awesome was acquiring a gym membership – a 10 month gym membership! After 3 years in a village with no gym, where I had to be very intrinsically motivated and very creative in order to continue to work out regularly throughout my time in Tasiujaq, I decided to treat myself to this.
2. Awesome was putting some finishing touches on my home. Now I can post photos!
3. Awesome was an evening of live entertainment (comedy and music) at Aqpik Jam (Kuujjuaq’s annual music festival).
The stage, just before the show started.
Afterward, I took some of the new teachers out for a little drive to see some arsaniit (northern lights). They were faint, but they were arsaniit nonetheless (later on, however, I looked out my bedroom window and saw vivid green ones dancing over the hill. Now I know to go a bit later).