My days left in Toronto are waning. This bums me out–a lot. Seeing my BFF again just reminds me how much I miss her… I spend enough time with her to forget that it’s temporary, before I am swept back to Edmonton, back to school, back to my current life.
So I’m on the road again, en route to Edmonton (not via Sault Ste. Marie, if I have anything to say about it) to start my fourth & hopefully final year of my undergraduate degree. I am excited for school in the way that I am excited about anything that gets me closer to achieving my dream. School has opened up doors for me; it’s created a network of friends, writers, & other creative people & for that I am grateful. But I am ready to be free. I am ready to race across the stage, toss my cap in the air, & then jet off to the next step in my adventure–whatever that step may be.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself. My focus needs to be on the now, not the future (my now, right now, is making my way through wine bottle #2 with my BFF, but that is beside the point). I need to work on continuing to better myself, & my writing. I’ve got to keep my mind on the journey, because that’s what’s going to get me to my destination. & above all else, I’ve got to keep going.
Because, if there’s anything I’ve learned in my time in Toronto this year, it’s that opportunities look like hard work, perseverance is key in anything you do, & shoes always fit–unless they’re Valentinos.