From Winnipeg to Maryland.
Hi friends! For those of you who don’t know, I’m Jennifer, and I’m a Canadian who’s been living in the US for four whole years now. And can I just say that I have been wanting to write a post about my life as a Canadian in the US for YEARS now?! I’ve been dying to shed some light on the fact that even though Canada and the US are side-by-side sharing a continent, there’s still some culture shock for those of us who dare to venture ‘cross the border.
My experience as Canadian in the US is especially unique because I moved from a small-town near Winnipeg, MB–a city in Canada situated just above the North Dakota and Minnesota state lines–to the north eastern corner of Maryland on the United States east coast. Don’t get me wrong, everyone’s experience is unique but I don’t think there’d be quite as much as culture shock for someone who moved from say, one large metropolitan area like Toronto to another on the same end of the continent such as Boston. (But, if this is you, I’d love to hear your take!)
How did I end up in Maryland?
Before we dive in I’m going to provide a short and sweet little answer to my most asked question: how did a girl from the absolute middle of Canada end up living in MARYLAND?!
When I was 19 I attended Bible school in Germany. (Um, best experience of my life by the way!) Little did I know…that that sprightly, handsome, and hilarious guy assigned next to me in class would one day be my husband. It’s. So. Crazy. To. Think. About.