New Beginnings Surfacing Once Again in Cornwallis Park

It’s been more than a year since I posted an article about the community of Cornwallis Park the place where I chose to take on the responsibilities of a house owner once again. Although happy with my new home, I have been dismayed by the challenges facing this community and how the residents were meeting them. All I could see was the potential here that was being ignored. Little communication among the residents, apathy, and negative thinking was keeping them stuck in a place which would no longer help them to move forward to meet any of the challenges that would be facing them. It wasn’t my idea of what a community was supposed to be.

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New Beginnings

After five months of living in the house I recently¬† bought in Cornwallis Park, I am gradually beginning to feel like I have come home. It’s always a challenge to put down roots in a new place for me even though I have moved more than twenty times in this lifetime. Although change doesn’t bother me as in adopting new beliefs, having to physically pull up my roots to replant them elsewhere is more of a challenge. Although I love to travel and see as much of the world as I can, it did teach me that a true nomad, I am not. Establishing a home base, a place I can always come home to, is a must.¬†

My house built in 1957 for CFB Cornwallis military families.

Like so many people these days, COVID has had a hand in forcing us to make changes we might never have dreamed of doing. Buying a house at my stage of life wasn’t exactly in my long term plans. I thought I could just keep on travelling. I am now facing a new phase of my life only to discover that my newly chosen community is as well. Unfortunately, the change here happened without any warning and is causing heartache and anger to the residents who have lived here the longest.
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