Wow! It has been a while since I tackled my keyboard with my own personal words. I've been so wrapped up in school, writing stories and articles, that the desire to write for myself just never really came up.
But alas, I missed my little blogging page.
So let me catch you up a little about what I've been up to (if you haven't been following my instagram), and some snippets of what are to come.
I've been completely living my life! When was the last time I wrote? August? somewhere around there. Well in that time, the pandemic situation wasn't all that terrifying, which was nice. I was skating almost every day, I had friends and were going out to dinners and lunches on patios, school was starting up and I actually sat inside a few cafes and did work which was absolutely wonderful!
On a spur of the moment trip, I went to Tofino for the first time. For those of you who don't know where Tofino is, it's in BC and it is essentially the California of Canada. I camped outside which was beautiful, especially since it was in October and that is normally when Canada starts getting cold, but Tofino was still beautiful. I tried to learn how to surf... be glad nobody was around to witness that. Ended the trip with a drive through the mountains from BC to Alberta, before coming back to Toronto 10 days later.
I went on a few dates, they were fun. (I think I'll talk more about that in another blog post... we shall see.)
The pandemic went from controllable, to worrisome, to full out terrifying. Putting us back into a lockdown. No skating. No coaching. Nothing resembling normalcy.
I turned 25!
My small bubble of wonderful people got a cottage in Muskoka to celebrate my birthday. It was incredible. Games were played, champagne was drank. I think that is all I can say about that night.
Christmas rolled around and I went home for a month. Originally when booked, I was only supposed to go for a week. The pandemic shut everything down in Toronto, so I went back a week earlier than planned and I scared the life out of my mother, showing up early without telling her.
My parents live with my sister, her fiancé, and their two children, so we didn't have to leave our house very much for a few weeks and it was incredible! My original flight home was booked for Boxing Day. I started packing up my stuff on Christmas and it was the first time I've ever felt homesick in my life. Being around my family was always fun, but I definitely took it for granted when it was so easily accessible. I canceled my flight home, and flew back to Toronto another two weeks later.
So that pretty much brings us up to date. Just in school right now (online of course), and living my life with the Canadian winter freezing up the outside world. There is more to my Christmas in Edmonton story that I can't wait to share with you all, but that is a story for another time. So you have to be patient. Even though, I am one of the most impatient people there is.
As for now, I will leave you all be so you can have more rewarding moments of your day, unlike reading my blabber on my life in fast forward. I will be publishing stories that I am proud of that I wrote for school. So there might be a few different stories written. I would love any feedback, as journalism is my biggest challenge so far.
Anyways, hope everyone is doing well and still willing to follow me, even though I vanished from online for a few months. Cheers!!