If you’ve ever picked up and started life elsewhere, you can probably relate to some of my experiences. Incomunicada for the past couple of months, I’ve (re) surfaced. I moved to Toronto from Boston this summer but only started ‘living’ here in September and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. Big changes all round, more than just geographical.
‘Joining stuff’ was priority numero uno. I knew a total of two people when I arrived. Actually, a few more than that but hadn’t connected with them since heading to the States in ‘98. Determined to build a network, I started filling up my calendar: besides three evening classes, the first week alone I went to four Meet-Up gatherings. Realistically, that’s not a momentum I can maintain but there’s no excuse to find oneself alone for long in a metropolitan city. There’s tons of stuff here (free too) to tap into, to attend: exhibitions, symposiums, and cultural festivals up the yin-yang and Blog TO has Best Of city guide lists to help us newbies: best barber shop, jerk chicken, microbrewery, pet grooming, and splurge sushi – whatever your fancy. Toronto is a city that’s building, a city that’s booming and one of its best photoblogs, a daily dose of imagery, is a great source of inspiration for me.
Azure Publishing is where I work now. Azure is a Canadian magazine that covers international architecture and design projects and products and I have been a fan for ages. Working in the writing and editing industry is indeed a shift from my background in architecture firms but it’s something I’ve wanted to explore for some time. I may not have a clear picture yet but at least I’m thinking about what I wanna be when I grow up. You can see a little of what I’ve been up to here. (below is the view from my desk)
I’m happy and lucky to be busy during this transitional time. Actually, I’ve been busting a hump, which hasn’t left much time for writing in my personal blog so this weekend will be one of decompression.
I left a wonderful bunch of friends in Boston and I’m hoping I can entice them to visit. Nudge nudge wink wink… Form an orderly queue, people!