Sometimes in life, you just bounce along the path you've created for yourself and you're all "this is what I'm supposed to be doing everything is fine LAH LAH LAH."
For example, you move to Hamilton from Montreal to be with your boyfriend. You get an agency job in Toronto. You make new friends at your job, which is fun, but you spend four hours a day commuting, which is not fun. You go to yoga as often as you can and do your nails late at night and then go right to bed because you have to get up at 6.
When you wake up, you curse the sheet marks on your nails.
Then you think of a time when you won't be commuting for so long and will have more time for yoga and more time to do your nails. And you're all "when we have kids, I'll do something else. Something closer to home. Maybe freelance. Maybe teach yoga. Maybe both."
One day you go to work and your boss is all "I'm really sorry, we had to make some budget changes and we have to let you go."
So, you panic a little. Money! Work friends! Shopping on my lunch hour!
But then you rejoice a little. No more commute! More yoga! Pretty nails everyday!
And just like that, the universe hands you your far off plan and makes it a RIGHT NOW OMG GO DO IT plan instead.
It should be noted that I'm very lucky to have a very supportive BF who has been working his little buns off while I finish my yoga teacher training course and scour the greater Toronto area for freelance work. Which includes, but is not limited to, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga.*
Advertising is a very fast-paced industry with high turnover and agencies are winning and losing clients everyday. I've been laid off before, but I was on my own in Montreal at the time, and had just bought my loft. Needless to say, things were a bit different. I hustled my face off to get another job in two weeks.
After all, I had Henry to think about.
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