Life as I know it mostly never exists.
I’m not sure if it’s my internal need to grow through challenges or just the world laughing at me, but I promise you that every time I think I have it figured out, every detail of my life changes by drastic measures.
I never publicly announced it, but if you know me or follow me much, my time at Sweet Tooth ended on April 3rd. After over a year of pouring everything I had into a team and community I couldn’t be more passionate about, I found myself wondering what to do next.
Quite honestly, it felt like a breakup. Two conferences and three weeks of therapy via a hammock in Californian sunshine helped me deal with the heartbreak. I found great comfort in heart to heart talks with friends like Jonathan Brewer and Jocelyn Aucoin who truly understood every feeling I was experiencing.
(I want to make it clear that I have no regrets. I’m not bitter and I hold nothing against anyone.)
Returning to Waterloo, I was excited to see everyone but fully expecting things to be different. I was right, but not in the way I expected.
Maybe it was the narcotics or maybe they slipped something in my IV during surgery, but my heart slowly realized that this odd little corner of the world is where my heart knew I needed to be.
All that to say, I’m staying in Canada, for now.