Well kids, I'm back in Canada, and do you know what tomorrow is?
This blog's 5-year blogoversary.
And unfortch, I've got stuff to do, and jet lag to get over, so I can't throw it too much of a party.
But, it makes me think about how much I've changed over the five years of blogging. When I started, I had just returned to Toronto after my year teaching up north, was getting used to the reality of my school, and living with a new roommate, and I'd traveled nowhere.
Now, I'm thoroughly confident at my school, living on my own, and gone on many trips. In fact, I've just returned from an awesome March Break in France.
I can say without a doubt that I'm happier than I was when I started my blog. I've met a lot of great friends through blogging; heck, I've traveled across continents and oceans to visit some of them. I've made a lot of friends in other areas of my life too. I've also kept up with most of my old friendships, which, as you guys know, is very important to me.
And, on this eve of the five-year blogoversary, I'm just really content. My March Break was awesome; I'm a little jet-lagged but emotionally refreshed. I'm rocking my way through one of my most challenging professional years ever because I've taken on a lot of stuff, but I'm making myself proud of me by rocking it all. There's some nice stuff going on in other parts of my life too. I feel like I'm on a good life upswing right now, and I hope it continues, but if it doesn't, it's okay. I always come out fine in the end. In fact, when stuff goes wrong, I come out stronger and better. But it's nice when it's going well.
And thanks to all of you guys, old and new, for reading and commenting throughout these five years. I've never thought of a proper title for this blog. In case you ever wondered wtf was up with my blog's name... it's just something I typed on a whim five years ago and meant to change, but never got around to.
I'll leave you with some more pictures from my trip.
Here are some shots from my afternoon in Ventimiglia, Italy.
Here are some shots from a little trip to Eze that we took on my last day. Eze is Becca's favourite litte French town (so far).