It is a little anticlimactic writing the last blog about my europe trip two months after I returned, but hey had to finish it some time. If you don't remember how this all began, and I wouldn't blame you, check out the beginning of this series.
I've had a difficult time making this last post because I've felt very lost since my return in June. There are a lot of major changes happening with my life and career in the next few weeks and the lead up to them has left me feeling very out of control and paralyzed.
The 10 Days project and trip to Europe were the last things that gave me direction, and I guess that's whats at the root of why I have had such a hard time writing this post.
If I do then what's next?
Really the entire project actually... currently we are waiting on soldier personnel files that are being scanned in Ottawa and then the real difficult part begins. Soon I will be searching through records of 10 fallen Canadians trying to understand who they were, what they wanted from life and why did they join the Canadian Expeditionary Force?
Most if not all of the answers to these questions may not appear, they may have died with the men themselves. But regardless I believe there will be interesting stories to tell about each individual.
For nearly 100 years our 10 soldiers stories have remained largely unknown, their stories unheard, but through them we will come to better understand the diversity of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and the men and women who traveled to Europe with it from 1914 to 1918.
Keep an eye on Lachance photo and the @10_WWI_Days for more updates.