I believe that this desire has always been within me. When I was in high school, I was planning to study languages in university and travel that world as a Canadian ambassador. This sounded like the ideal job for me. But then, in my last year of high school, one of the mathematics teachers approached me and asked how my math classes were going. Of course, I wasn’t taking any maths because I didn’t need them for university.
This teacher was horrified. I had been exceptionally good at math and she told me that I was crazy – that people grow up in Europe speaking four languages and that a Canadian could never compete. She told me that I should go to University of Waterloo, study math and become an actuary. Then, I could learn other languages on top of that.
Well, this sounded like a good idea, so I shifted gears, studied my maths and headed off to University to major in mathematics. Well, I did complete my math degree and became a computer programmer. But the greatest turning point happened because I fell in love with the brother of one of my friends. He was a dairy farmer. And so, a couple months after graduation, we were married and I moved to the farm.
The next twenty years were as far away from the gypsy life as you can get. We worked all day, every day. We had children. We lived the farm life.
Seventeen years later, we sold the farm, moved to a little town called Goderich and I bought my train station (watch HERE to see a video of it). I taught all of my passions here and sold it 6 years later in preparation for this current journey I am on.