So what am I doing and what have I learned?
What I haven't learned is to take advice from people who know better.
They all warned me.
Don't join, volunteer or take part in too many activities when you move to a new place. Give yourself some time to adjust, settle and live.
Did I listen? No.
Let's see, so far I have joined the Rotary Club of Cobourg, Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce, Royal Canadian Legion Cobourg, and the Cobourg Yacht Club. Oh, I also volunteer at Cobourg Police Services, was accepted to sit on the Cobourg Environmental Advisory Committee, and I grow vegetables on a plot of land at St. Joseph's Community Garden (where I also volunteer).
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