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 RateHub.ca 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.
How was your week? What are you doing this weekend?