Riverdale Park, my favourite spot in the city. Beautiful view of the skyline!
Holy smokes! I can’t believe that a) I forgot my 6-month Toronto anniversary and b) that I’ve been in Toronto for 6 months already!
In many ways, I still feel like a bit of a transient. Being in Vancouver for 2 weeks over the holidays felt like stepping back into old skin that didn’t quite fit anymore. It was lovely to be home and spend time with family and friends, but a part of me was eager to return to Toronto. And yet when I arrived here, it felt like stepping into new skin that still felt foreign. Plus, there was the confusing issue of which place to call “home.” Is it possible to have two homes?
With the fresh start that comes with a new year, I’m excited to start putting down some (mini) roots here - join organizations, volunteer, make friends - all that jazz to fulfill life beyond work and Dan. I think the new job will help with that.
Last night, I caught up with an old classmate from Sauder, who had been living in Toronto for the last 2.5 years and she marveled at how quickly it went by. I can definitely relate - this past half year has simply flown by. I need to make sure that I’m really making the most of this time.
In the meantime, cheers to the next 6 months!