When I stumbled upon The Girl Who Wanders’ 2017 Reading Challenge I jumped at the chance to take it on! #2017TGWW #ChallengeAccepted
In an earlier post, I highlighted some of the major pros and cons to an off-the-beaten-path destination wedding, here are some of the expectations that I had when planning my wedding in Greece… and the realities that we faced.
Moving abroad is terrifying. It’s isolating and it’s hard. While I’ve been lucky to have had a fairly smooth transition as far as finding work, and being able to stay in my friends’ absolutely lovely house in Battersea; and while it’s so easy to take a million beautiful photos of this city and fill instagram and Facebook with celebratory updates, in real life I’ve been ridden with a sometimes crippling anxiety since the moment my plane touched down at Gatwick.
With only two weeks left in this fair freezing city of Toronto, I thought it was time to take note of the places and spaces that have become my spots over the decade I’ve called this collection of streets and buildings and people home. While I have been anxious to leave it for some time, there are many reasons I’ve lived here for so long. The city is vibrant, exciting, and filled to the brim with wonderful people that are up to wonderful things. There’s nowhere else in Canada I’d rather be, and despite my excitement and eagerness to discover all that London has to offer, a piece of me will always belong to TO.
Happy February, Wanderlusters!
If you’ve been following along on social media, then you may already know that January was a very big month for me. In the first week of the month I called Her Majesty’s Passport Office. I had been checking in so often that I expected nothing from the phone call. In fact, I was only calling to make 100% sure they had my new phone number on file, you know, in case they needed to call me and ask for 235 more documents… Instead, I was put on hold for a couple minutes. A new gentleman greeted me on the line and confirmed my name and date of birth again. Here we go, I thought. It’s going to be like when I call the phone company and get transferred to a million departments –
“Well Miss Dunnings, I have good news”