Winter 2015


Hand writing sign My Story. Word Written on your past life events actions or choices you made Multip

Our home was in the city of Kiev This is the capital of Ukraine. I lived in the apartment with my daughter and my husband. We had two rooms in our flat. It wasn't big, but very comfortable for us. Also, we had a cat at home. The neighbourhood where I lived in was very beautiful and every year more and more new buildings appeared. I lived near some parks, daycares, schools, and a nice place where a good restaurant was overlooking the lake. There were also several large shopping malls not too far from my home. I had many friends and neighbors there who often came to visit us. I miss my home, my country, and my family very much.

Now, I live with my daughter in a very big house in North Bay. Months ago, the war started. I wrote a letter in the on Facebook about our situation and very kind people wanted to help us. We are very grateful to them. It all happened quickly. I think about renting the apartment here, but only when my husband will come to us. For me the important things for a place to live in are location and cost. I am here without my husband and now this is very expensive.

Long time ago I was a waiter in Ukraine. I was young and active and ran all day in the restaurant. I liked to talk with customers and to bring the delicious food for them. Then I took courses in art design, and I loved it. I like to work for myself. Now I work in a floral store. I hope in the future I will engage in my creativity and sell my artworks in Canada. I must try to design more.