June 12, 2006
This story was written by Deborah Hemeon, from Halifax, Nova Scotia.Deborah is a learner in the Keshen Goodman Public Library Upgrading Program.She would like to get her Adult High School Diploma and then take a business course.
In 1996 I moved from Shelburne to Halifax.My parents were deceased and with no further relative in the area, I had no reason to stay in Shelburne. I decided to move to a larger city.
I decided to travel by bus .I went to the bus station to purchase a ticket to Halifax.I left Shelburne on a Friday morning, and it took two and half hours to get to Halifax.The trip was an uneventful journey.
Upon my arrival in Halifax, I went to the YWCA to stay for the first two nights in the city.It was a nice comfortable place to stay.The staff were friendly and helpful.
I tracked down a family member and I told her my situation.She gave me the opportunity to stay with her.I stayed with her for about two months. I enjoyed staying with her and talking about a variety of things.
In September I moved into my own apartment in Fairview.It was a large one bedroom apartment.It was nice to get a place of my own and settle in and learn more about Halifax.