You know what's neat? I will tell you. I am starting to feel really connected to Lethbridge. I've been here nearly four years now. At first it was weird, because I would go to the mall or wherever and I wouldn't see a single familiar face. That might not sound weird, but it felt weird.
Today I realized I finally know lots of people here. When I was walking up to my practicum this morning, a friend of mine was dropping off his son for school. A few children I know were walking into the school. My classroom teacher is a friend of mine who requested to have me in her classroom. The ESL student I was teaching today lives with a guardian, and the guardian is a friend of mine. The bus drivers and I are all buddies and they wave to me when they drive by. (Unless I want a ride. Then they stop.) I ran into someone I know when I was coming home from my babysitter's house tonight. I also know my babysitter, but I suppose that is to be expected.
Anyway, my point is I now run into people I know when I go out, and that makes me feel even more at home. I really like it here. I still haven't found anyone who gets to be my boyfriend, but I bet he's just hiding.