The Vacation Diaries: Vancouver - Day 1

I’ve only been in Vancouver for 10 hours and I may have already decided that this is the city I want to spend my life in. I have seen more trees than I thought still existed in the world and more water than I thought a city could hold. It’s incredibly inspiring and fresh and free. I feel like I would be able to actually find some inspiration here which, as a writer, is saying quite a bit.

We started off the day with a fabulous breakfast at this place called Provence by the marina. I had a cinnamon sugar crusted French Toast plate with a bowl of fresh raspberries and pineapple.

We went to see my boyfriend’s father’s house which he is currently renovating. He gave us the grand tour of what this new home is shaping up to be and I must say that I am quite impressed. The amount of vegetation in the gardens was astounding, including a Japanese maple tree, a raspberry bush - from which we ate fresh raspberries -, and a selection of brilliantly coloured flowers.

We then went to an Italian place where I had an excellent plate of spaghetti and watched my Germany kick ass in the semi-final. I’m afraid that I’m going to get fatter by the end of this.

I’m waiting now on my boyfriend to get his butt out of bed - we woke up sixteen hours ago at 3 am Mountain Standard - so that we can go for a walk. The townhouse that his father is currently renting while his house is being renoed is within walking distance of the Marina, and I want to see what else this extraordinary neighbourhood has to offer.

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Making Life Happen (Finally)

So basically, my story is that I’m going into my final year of a University English degree and I have very little direction for my life so far.

For the past year I’ve been working for my Godmother, who owns an art store, as her newsletter editor. Recently, she’s hired a company to revamp the behind-the-scenes operations for the store, and that meant that I got to sit down with these guys and talk about my work with the newsletter, social media, and I’m getting the opportunity to write some content for the website!

Even if this doesn’t mean a pay raise - which would kind of be nice considering I’m working even harder now (fingers crossed) - it does mean that I get to put extra experience on my resume. If I write content for the website, it’ll count as a publication credit.

One way or another, I’m going to make this happen.

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