Thank You.

That is all I feel today. Gratitude and blessed beyond measure.

Char of Feb 2nd, 2008 once said, “Honestly, I have no other reason for being here other than the fact that I CAN, and that I… just am.”

I’ve been learning lately that perhaps the reason I have such an intrigue with documenting the present in order to project a “future past” is the fact that it is my only measurement of growth and it is the only thing I see of value leaving behind to the generations to come. It’s a good reminder that life moves forward, new things are ahead to be experienced, and that this is what makes me love life.

I am in amazement at the series of events that have occurred in the time I’ve been here.

“It’s easy to make mistakes and regret my decision, regret my move… and that’s something I will never do. No matter how bad I’ve screwed up, I don’t regret this. I’m here for a reason, this is my chance to reinvent myself, and this is what I’m doing now.”

I didn’t even weigh in the gravity of that statement above. Surely, I screwed up. I screwed up quiiiite a few times actually. Perhaps at one point I bought into the theory that “the grass is greener on the other side.” What I learned instead is that the grass is green wherever I watered it.

I’ve never regretted being here. It took me a year and a half to actually believe I love it. And I do. Consider it dual citizenship. Toronto, you are written on my heart forever.

With that, I want to extend my thanks to all of You. You who inspired me, You who welcomed me, You who helped make this place a home for me and definitely You who pushed me beyond my limits. Thank you, thank you, Thank you.

I’ve spoken my piece. Happy freaking 2 year anniversary, Toronto.


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  1. Gail Ng said,

    02/03/2010 @ 4:03 pm

    Wow, I probably seem like a huge creep or something haha! I wouldn’t blame you for not remembering me because I’m not sure if we even formally met at all but we were in the same textiles class and I can’t remember which, but I either knew you from cheer or from the dance team auditions one year. But either way, I just love reading what you have to say & looking at your work! You’re mad inspiration!! 🙂

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