Having lived in Toronto for 5 months now, there are a few things that have helped me feel settled and get used to life here. While the list below details the things that have helped me feel settled in Toronto, the list can help you no matter where you have moved to.
One of the best things about travel and living abroad is what you learn about yourself and the world around you. Here are ten things I’ve learnt since I moved to Toronto.
Last week marked one month since we arrived in Toronto. Looking back on our first month here, I think we’ve done quite well settling in. We found a place live, explored lots of different neighbourhoods, bought our winter coats, watched our first game of baseball, tried to be cool, calm and collected when we were freezing, and I signed up for the Toronto half-marathon that’s in October.
With all the opportunity that comes with living in a new country, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere where the United States, Canada and Europe are often one flight away, I’ve been thinking about the myriad of destinations I can’t wait to visit while I’m living in Canada.
Embracing the luggage lifestyle is also about leveraging the opportunities that today’s technologically connected world offers. We can work from anywhere, doing anything if we are willing to commit the time and energy needed to work towards a digital nomad lifestyle.
As I write this, I have three days left until I finish up at work and have a few weeks to organise everything, pack my things and move abroad. I have had a million thoughts and questions running through my head leading up to this move so I thought I’d share a few, 100 to be exact.
When you’ve lived in the same place most of your life it’s easy to get complacent about all the fun things to see and do in your hometown. Sometimes that’s the situation I find myself in with Brisbane.
There are many reasons why we love the things we do. I have found if there’s something that completely captures your attention, where time passes quickly without you noticing, then it’s safe to say you should be doing more of it.
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