Well hello again from 2016! So far this year has been one big blur (in a good way!). The entire month of January consisted of work, work, work, and settling into our new place. I’m not going to lie, I highly underestimated the work it takes to completely move your life to a new city and move in with your best friend. I think it would have been a smoother transition if my job didn’t consist of being in the air half the month. BUT, we’re getting somewhere! So far the only rooms that are really put together are our rooms, the kitchen, and the bathroom (kind of). Our living room on the other hand is a resting place for my luggage every time I roll in from a long pairing and our dining room consists of 2 old Ikea chairs casually placed beside a make shift dining room table which is actually just 3 bankers boxes stacked on top of one another. None the less it’s our little home. Anytime I’m feeling overwhelmed or questioning why I’m doing everything I’m doing I just look out the window or stand on our balcony and take a deep breath and remind myself that this is the view I get to look at for at least 11 more months. Another exciting thing that has happened so far is that I finally managed to get settled in enough to bring Henry up to Toronto with me for good – woo! He’s such an adaptable little runt that he’s had no problem fitting in at all once he made it through the first couple nights of big city sounds. Lauren spent a lot of time mentally preparing for his arrival because she’s an awesome best friend and knows that Henry and I are a package deal. They’ve had many bonding moments whether it be no choice because I’m gone on a 4 day pairing or it could be Henry waking her up in the middle of the night because he just wants some attention. And I must admit I think they’re starting to love each other.
Aside from our amazing view and endless kitten cuddles, life is slowly falling into place. It’s hard not to stress about the fact that we don’t have a couch or we still have a weird 70s patterned wall in the living room that the last tenant left behind but at the end of the day it’s all coming together. I still can’t get over the fact that this is what my life is now. This time last year I was far the girl I am today. I was sad and broken and wondering what I was going to do to force myself to get out of bed and paint a smile on my face. Now, I wake up every morning grateful for the opportunity to be where I am in life right now. Expect the unexpected at all times.