A little bit about me
I’m 20 something old Canadian trying to figure out where I want to live my life, where I can find the best coffee and more importantly what I want to do with my life.
I was born in Montreal, Quebec (la belle province!) and grew up in the ‘burbs of Toronto. After graduating high school in 2009, my first grand adventure brought me to the nation’s Capital, with my closest friends Julianne, Jess, Katelyn and Brad, where I studied Communications and Sociology at the University of Ottawa and lived for five years.
During my studies at OttawaU, I was fortunate enough to escape the cold Canadian winter and study abroad in England for a semester at the beginning of 2013. Although it was called study abroad, it would probably be considered something more along the lines of partying abroad, making friends abroad and travelling abroad….but don’t worry mom, I studied a tiny bit! 😉
While there for six months, I met some of my closest and dearest friends (my international loves) and my now boyfriend of three years. As you could probably guess, this obviously made me want to return to England for a longer period of time. I was hooked on British culture and the novelty of experiencing new things, meeting new people and visiting new places. After six glorious months in England and tearful goodbyes to everyone I met while at Keele University, I returned to Canada’s capital, finished my studies, moved out of my Ottawa apartment and bought a one way ticket to Great Britain’s capital via the beautiful country of Iceland.
I spent two incredible and memorable years in London…and the rest of Europe. I would happily say these were some of the best years of my entire life! But then something really sad happened. I had to leave. There was no choice in the matter, I just had to leave. I call this “voluntary deportation”. So here I am, writing from the ‘burbs of Toronto back where it all started and preparing for my next grand adventure to…drum roll please…AUSTRALIA.
Why this blog?
These past few years have been a whirlwind of excitement, new beginnings, and new endings. Unfortunately, I never blogged about any of this (I know right, I’m still kicking myself).
Writing a blog has always been on my bucket list. It’s been a dream of mine to chronicle my memories and share them with my family and friends. But, if I’m being honest, it’s not my first try at starting a blog. I’ve had my blog template set up for over two years, but never wrote a single thing! I’d like to blame that on being a stereotypical Aries – having the drive to start something, but not always following through with it ;).
So with that said, here is my second try at writing a blog. Here goes nothing!