TGIF: It’s My Last Weekend in Toronto!

March 22, 2013
Toronto Collage

This week was my last full week in Toronto. If you’re like me, you may be noticing how fast the freaking time flies! I remember writing the post announcing that I would be moving to Vancouver and thinking “March 26th is so far away!” Now, it’s right around the corner.

Similar to before I moved out here, I’ve spent most of the last week having goodbye brunches, lunches and dinners with friends.¬†Tonight, the team, Roomie and I are heading out for dinner and karaoke. Roomie’s brother also gets back from Thailand tonight and is coming to stay with us. Tomorrow night, we’re having friends over to hear stories about his trip, where I’ll say a few more goodbye’s. Finally, on Sunday, I’m going for one last brunch with my favourite guy, and then it’ll be time to pack.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been counting down the days until my move. And it’s not because I hate anything about Toronto but because I’m so excited to move to yet another new city and see where life takes me next. But I have to admit, this week has been a bit of a roller coaster for me. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I wear my heart on my sleeve, so none of what I’m about to say will surprise you. But I spent a good chunk of time this week thinking about how drastically my life has changed in the last year…

I used to sit in a cubicle and dream about having a job where I could read and write all day; where I could strategize content, learn more about online marketing, and build upon the strengths I knew I had but wasn’t using on a daily basis. I also used to dream about living and working in Toronto. Last summer, the opportunity to do both sort of fell into my lap.

I’m grateful that there was a person who, having never met me, was willing to take a chance on me. She brought me onto her team, taught me some of the things she knows, and gave me the chance to sort of shape my role into what it is today. And after only working together for a few months, I’m even more grateful that she was willing to let me move back across the country and still keep my position with her company.

How I’m getting to live out all of my dreams right now is a little bit beyond me. Next week, I get to move back to the coast that I love, where I’ll be surrounded by mountains, the ocean and all of my family and friends. I also get to continue to work with the team that has become my second family here – albeit remotely, the fact that I work for a company based out of Toronto means that I’ll be back. Yet another dream come true.

I guess you could say I’m going into this weekend feeling pretty blessed. The extra kick in my step and head bopping at my desk, this week, hasn’t just been a result of good music and extra shots of espresso. I’m a little high on life right now. And it feels good.

Maybe the team will be able to talk me into singing karaoke tonight, after all. ;)

How was your week? What are you doing this weekend?

  • Jordann @ My Alternate Life March 22, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Words can’t express how happy I am for you. I think the fact that life is working out so well for you right now is just a reflection of all of your hard work and dedication, not just to your budget, but to making yourself a better person. What goes around comes around, and all of your efforts are paying dividends!

    If I can be half as satisfied as you are in my job/future job, I would count myself lucky! (Not there yet unfortunately, but I’m working on it)

    • Cait March 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you so much for your support, Jordann!

  • Kate March 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

    That’s so exciting! Your “living your dreams” story reminds me so much of three years ago, when all I wanted to do was move to Toronto, get a good job, and fall in love. There were times when none of those things seemed possible, but now that I’ve lived in Toronto 3 years, I look back and smile. Lately, I’ve been feeling stuck again, and reading your blog has helped me find a new vigor to keep following those dreams (because, as history has shown us, they do come true).

    Keep dreaming!

    • Cait March 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks for sharing your story, Katie! Keep smiling :)

  • From Shopping to Saving March 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

    You totes deserve this Cait! Since the first time I read your blog I knew your determination and hard work would get you far, and look at you now :) I remember counting down the days of my move, especially when I first announced it…everything flies by so quickly. Pretty soon you will be building new memories and sharing new stories with us. Can’t wait! Good luck and have tons of fun this weekend!!!

    • Cait March 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Had an amazing last weekend in the city! Thanks, E :)

  • Simon March 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I am so with you, TGIF!! You’ve got so much to look forward to, unfortunately mines going to be a dull one, but thats another story haha. have a great time!

    • Cait March 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Well I hope you had a good weekend, Simon!

  • Mo' Money Mo' Houses March 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    My BF is actually in Toronto this week for CMW, and it’s your last week there. How crazy! Well, you’ll be glad to know there is no snow on the ground here in Vancouver, but enjoy the time you have left in TO!

    • Cait March 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      There’s no snow here either… but I am excited to come home and experience some temperatures above 0. :)