Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Armenian Women's National Football Team

Well, it's soccer in North America, but everyone else (read: the rest of the world) calls it football, so there you have it :)

I had the chance to watch Armenian Women's Football Team play Finland a couple of weeks ago, and though we lost, I was glad to have been there. First of all, I'd never been to Hrazdan Stadium where the match was held, and second of all, I'd never seen a football game live in a stadium, much less one with women's teams, before.

I'm not really one for watching sports, but if there was any one sport I'd watch regularly, it would be football (ok, soccer).

Watching the game was a nice break from the routine of my days: wake up, eat breakfast, prepare lunch, bike to work, work like mad for 8-9 hours straight, bike home, prepare dinner (or go shopping to get items for dinner), eat, relax, go to sleep. Repeat. Sound familiar?

Though I'm not complaining. I do really enjoy my job and I love that it has also given me the opportunity to stay here long-term and to be with the person I love. Of course I miss my family and friends, and there are tons of things I miss about Toronto that I never thought I'd miss (fresh spinach, Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market, Kensington Market, toast in the mornings, gourmet coffee beverages... okay, the last one not that much, but every once in a while, I could do for a not-very-expensive latte :)

But I am glad to be here. The changing of the seasons has brought with it contemplation and an openness to new beginnings. I love the fall. And I am enjoying it here: the colours changing on the leaves, the sunshine on your face, but with a cool breeze in the air.

Trying to settle in to life here, but being in new surroundings always takes a little while to get used to. Luckily, this time I'm not alone ;)

And for those of you who might be wondering, yes, I'm still in love...

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