One of my goals this month was to map out the dates and budgets for all the trips I want to go on this summer. Aside from a quick one-night getaway to Whistler for my birthday, it looks like most of my trips will be in the 5 to 10-day range. As I finished figuring out most of the dates, I started thinking about some of the comments and emails I’ve received from you guys in the past. A handful of you have invited me to coffee in various cities, which we’ve gone on, but a few people have asked if I would ever host a meet-up… and I actually think that’d be a lot of fun!
I don’t know exactly what it would look like yet, since we’ve never done it before, but I’d essentially just love to be in the same room as a bunch of people who want to have a conversation about money. Most of the coffees I’ve been invited to involved the other person asking me a lot of questions, so maybe it’d just be a Q&A? I know I’d be inspired to see other people share some of their experiences, as the conversation gets going. And if there’s a chalkboard or whiteboard available, maybe we could even turn it into a little workshop. We can see where the conversations take us!
SURVEY: Want to meet-up this summer!?
If we’re going to be in any cities at the same time and you’d like to meet-up, please take this survey and let me know. In the meantime, I’ll start looking for some cool spaces we could potentially do this at. I already have a couple ideas for places in Vancouver and one in Toronto. And if it’s not in a coffee shop, I promise I’ll bring some good treats!
Here’s where I’ll be and when:
Most of July: Vancouver
I should be home all month and would love to host the first meet-up here!
July 30 – August 5: Victoria
Other than for Canada Day long weekend, I didn’t have any plans to go back to Victoria this summer… until I realized I would have serious FOMO (fear of missing out) on spending more time on the island in the warm weather. So, I’m going home again. (And then maybe I’ll start begging more friends to come visit me!)
August 20 – 25: Edmonton
Mom and I are driving Baby Bro out for school, so we can get him setup and explore the city a bit together. These are likely the only days I’ll be taking off work all summer, so I’m really looking forward to the road trip. Plus I can’t wait to see Cassie and Mikhaila and some old classmates from Royal Roads!
Late August – Early September: Toronto
The dates aren’t confirmed yet, but I’ll be heading back to Toronto at some point, for RateHub.ca’s annual summer retreat + my boss’ wedding. I’m guessing I’ll be in the city for 10 days, which will be an amazing way to end the summer. Can you say patios, the cottage and the Toronto Islands?
Looking forward to this!