This past weekend I visited Niagara Falls, Ontario with my family. I have tons of family in Montreal so I’m not new to Canada but I was new to Toronto. It’s funny how it worked out, really. I went home to visit my family in New York and had no plans of going to Toronto. After realizing that I would be here when they were leaving, I made an executive decision to take the trip with them. I had Boo send me my passport and I was all set. Phew.
Being home for the holidays, I came to a sudden realization. I’m an adult living away from home. Legitimately. Wow, I thought. It felt like I was looking at myself from someone else’s point of view. On the ride back from home, I began thinking about how much my visits have changed since moving out. I used to come home and want to do everything, see everyone, and eat all the foods I missed while I was away. Now, I just want to be cooped in with my friends and family.
While many were dressing up for Halloween this year, I had the opposite planned. Halloween is fun and all, but I never really have the desire to dress up or go to parties. Call me boring if you want (I’d probably agree). I’ve been wanting to go apple picking for months and not just to go apple picking, I wanted to stock up on Fuji apples. Fuji apples are sweet and juicy, which make them great for my favorite apple-carrot-lemon-ginger juice. Best part is, October is their prime.
It’s so bittersweet having to say goodbye to this year’s summer. I don’t necessarily dislike the fall or winter, but since childhood I’ve been conditioned to believe that the most fun happens during the summer. The weather is warm, the days are long; why wouldn’t I believe that?
This summer was pretty different for me. I graduated college in December, so this is my first summer out of school. Can you imagine how weird that feels? Additionally, I was interning this summer at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, which ate up the majority of my summer. Although it was my first summer out of college, I didn’t really get to enjoy it and do “summertime” things. With that said, I made the decision to do one thing that was fun so my summer didn’t feel like a dud. Labor Day weekend was my one shot, so I took it!