On Thursday, I’m supposed to be flying to Toronto for eleven days of hanging out with friends, as well as learning at another conference with members of the Canadian personal finance community. I say supposed to because I had to change my flights.
Two weeks ago, I accepted a job offer in Toronto. That same day, I gave notice at my apartment and, the next day, gave notice at my job. Before leaving for #FinCon12, I packed about 2/3 of my apartment, sold a few things, and made plans for where I would store the rest.
Friday is my last day of working with an organization that, over the last 5 years, has truly helped me become the employee I am today. I’m going to spend the weekend with close friends, move my belongings to my parents’ house on Sunday, and hand over the keys to my apartment on Monday.
It seems fast – really fast. But, the truth is, I’ve been ready for a big change for a long time. I’m sad to leave Victoria. I’m excited to be back in Toronto. And I’m going to miss my family and friends like crazy. But I cannot wait to see what life brings me out there.
The hardest part has been keeping it a secret from all of you! This is why I was too busy to post August’s actual budget, write up a September budget, etc. And it’s also why I’ve been a bit lost for words, recently. But now you can expect a few posts about the costs and efforts involved in a cross-country move!
Oh. Wait. You want to know what the job is? I’m now the Managing Editor at RateHub.ca. Not only will I be working with a team that has already built an incredible website, I will be there to help / watch it grow. To say this is a great opportunity is an understatement. And, as a personal finance blogger, it’s my dorky dream come true.
So, to anyone I made plans with during the 11 days I was supposed to be in Toronto: we might have to change them. I’ll be there permanently as of September 19th!