I can’t believe this trip to Toronto is already coming to an end; it feels like I just got here! On the work side of things, even though I was here for 12 days, it actually felt like the most unproductive trip I’ve had since I started, but that’s because our move to downtown has been nothing short of a complete gong show! Until yesterday at 4:30pm, we were still without internet and air conditioning. With TIFF happening, commuting to the new office and back home has been taking twice as long as usual. And the heat and humidity… just, eww.
Fortunately, my crazy week was split up by a fun night with a big group of friends and strangers. On Wednesday, Jess and I hosted a meet-up at Tangerine Cafe, and we were blown away by the turnout. I didn’t count, but I’d guess there were 30 of us in the room!? The idea behind these meet-ups was simply to take some of the conversations we have online offline, and everyone who attended helped us do just that. Dayle baked cookies for the group (thank you again, Dayle!), people brought questions, everyone put their hands up, chatted and were so helpful in answering each other’s questions too. You guys basically just took what I love most about blogging – the community – and showed me that it’s possible to build it up offline.
Thank you again for not only coming to the meet-up, but also for being open, honest and supportive of one another. You made a huge dream of mine come true on Wednesday, and I’m still on a bit of a high from it. Based on your feedback, I’d say we should definitely do that again the next time I’m in Toronto!
The high of my week was the entire long weekend. The meet-up is a close second, of course, but I took a huge leap of faith this weekend and it was so worth it.
A blog post I loved was 7 Reasons We Buy More Stuff Than We Need. I can definitely relate to #2 (think it’ll make us happy), and I wrote about #3 (being more susceptible to ads than we think) earlier this month. Anyway, you might like, or relate to, some of the other points!
The best money I spent was $56.44 on a dress to wear to the two weddings I’m attending this month (it was on the list!). And I bought one that matches sandals I wore when I was a bridesmaid last summer, which means I don’t need to buy shoes. #doublewin #underbudget #moremoneyintosavings
My plans this weekend include driving to Kingston tonight, attending my boss’ wedding tomorrow, then driving back and flying to Vancouver Sunday night. I’m so excited to sleep in my own bed for 5 nights!
How was your week, friends? What are you up to this weekend?