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).
Oh, did I mention that I opened a coffee supply and service business called Coffee's On (catchy right) and I write this Blog?
So, yeah, I'm a tad busy.
But, you know what. I wouldn't have it any other way. In a short time I have met so many wonderful people, experienced so many interesting activities and most of all, according to my wife, my new lease on "busy" gets me out of the house.
Life has become a question of doing what I want to do, not what I have to do.
And that is a huge difference.