Snapshots & an update

Have you ever reached a point in life where you feel you have no worthy answer to the question “What’s new?” I worked for years to reach the point in my life where I was financially stable, had a steady job in my career of choice, found a man I loved and a group of friends I was truly myself with. After settling into this absolutely blissful reality for a few short years, I started to feel … something. I was over-the-moon happy with so many aspects of my life, but I yearned for new experiences. There were moments in my day where I could literally see my future, see myself doing the same job, walking the same streets, enjoying the city I lived in while also feeling frustrated by its limits … I decided it was time for change.

I picked up & moved to Toronto three weeks ago. This was incredibly tough for me. I am very comforted by routine, and while I knew I needed to feel positively thrown into something completely foreign, it was and is scary. I now live in a brand new condo in a tall high rise building instead of my centuries-old apartment in Saint John. I am no longer a journalist by trade, but a senior editor at a public relations company. I know absolutely no one when I walk down the street. And the most difficult thing so far, J. and I are apart until mid November, when he and our cat will join me here.

Facing this alone is daunting, but also important for me. If you have a partner you know how comforting and, practically speaking, how helpful it is to have a teammate at your side at all times. Without him, everything feels different and incomplete. I say this knowing how lucky we are and how there are couples that have to face far worse. But it’s thrown me quite a bit, and I don’t think I’ll truly feel like myself until our little trio is back together. I feel this is an opportunity for me to also thank the people in my life for not only giving me the best send off I could have asked for, but also following up with me since I’ve been here. That means so, so much more than you know. Thank you so much!

I decided to share this much because my blog has fallen by the wayside as I’ve become so busy, and I trust that at this point I’m among good friends. So hi :) And thanks for reading! XO

(As for this blog, it will continue to be updated and I look forward to sharing so much more as I get settled in the weeks to come. Muah!)

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12 Responses to Snapshots & an update

  1. Barb C says:

    I hope Toronto is treating you well.
    You are loved and missed… but I hope you also know your fans… er… friends are cheering you on from the Port City!
    Have a great weekend, C!

  2. Miss you more than you know xoxox

  3. I know how you’re feeling. A couple of years ago I packed up and moved from Vancouver to Ottawa, from stability to the complete unknown. It was scary, but it all worked out. It takes a while, but I can promise you that soon it will settle and be absolutely amazing! Good luck in Toronto – I know you’re going to love it!

    Kate xo

  4. Brynn says:

    Welcome to Toronto! I’m glad to hear you’re settling down and enjoying the city so far. Looking forward to more updates!

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  7. Danni says:

    GIRL! welcome to TO! I hope you are settling in well and I’d love to meet up and show you a bit of Toronto sometime!

    xoxox danni

  8. Rebecca says:

    I admit I was curious what brought the change to Toronto! I can totally understand the need for change and new experiences. Your new job sounds absolutely fantastic, and Toronto is such an amazing city to explore – I hope it is everything and more than you hoped!

  9. Kristin says:

    Loved this little update, though I feel so lucky to always be in your “loop”. This experience has so far taught me that distance a) just makes the heart grow fonder and b) that in today’s day and age, it is totally doable.

    I never feel far from you, as cheesy as that sounds.

    I am so very proud of you each and every day!

    x, Kristin

  10. Kate says:

    Aw, I loved reading your little update! I’ve been wondering how you’re making out & asm sure that when J arrives it will all start to feel like home to you! :) Cannot wait to see/read about your adventures – keep the blog posts coming!! And look, two new friend proposals in this comment section alone! I think you’re gonna be a-ok! Lots of love! xo!

  11. April says:

    Love this post for its vulnerability and love YOU! xoxo
    You are so brave and wise for making the leap. We miss you so much in the newsroom. Can’t wait to read about your adventures.

  12. April says:

    P.S. I totally understand how weird it is to not have kitty around too! When I was in Yellowknife I had to leave my pets behind. It was so weird not seeing a tail out of the corner of your eye.

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