It’s been just over 4 months since I moved half way across Canada from Manitoba where I as born and raised, to beautiful British Columbia. I couldn’t have made a better decision to take this journey…
I’ve felt a strong connection to the Scissor Sisters since first hearing them in the early 2000’s. Which is also about the same time I moved to Winnipeg. The title to my first post comes from a lyrics of theirs (San Luis Obispo) I really love / connect with the shadow play they use – often what are perceived as the most upbeat songs have the most melancholy of meanings.
When first moved to Winnipeg 10 years ago I was young and naïve, I didn’t yet know who I was. As I embarked on a long and difficult journey of self discovery, I made some amazing friends had a lot of fun, and made some mistakes – However, I always tried to learn something from my mistakes. In hindsight, the hardest decisions along my journey have come from my biggest mistakes and turned out to be the best thing I could have done for myself.
Much like the instant connection I had with the Scissor Sisters’ music, it felt much the same as the first time I visited BC. I was 12 years old, visiting family. It was the first time I laid eyes on the costal mountains, and my first experience seeing and dipped my toes in the Pacific Ocean. Since then I’ve found myself drawn back to the landscape, craving the crisp air, and the connection to nature I feel out here.
It’s no secret that the tail end of 2013 was a difficult time for me. However, i’ve always believed that keeping a positive outlook will guide anyone to a better and more fulfilling journey, there is no sense in dwelling on the bad times.
I picked myself up, dusted myself off – time for me to start all over again!
The moment of realization that I really was about to start all over was when I booked my one way flight from Winnipeg YWG – Vancouver YVR…
This is my journey, a spot for reflections, a memoir, and a story of photos and food.