And then, just like that, we arrived. Toronto, the largest city in Canada (and some might say the most powerful?), which is home to the financial, fashion and cultural hubs of The Great North, is now our home. It seems seamless, but many sleepless nights and careful planning and budgeting made this all possible.
And already in our few weeks, so much has happened! We had a chance to check out a new collection for a Danish footwear brand, explore the famous Lavelle hotel rooftop to learn about suncare and skincare, party at the Thompson while "escaping the runway", and clinked champagne glasses to ring in the new #TiffanyHardwear collection. All the while, we have been exploring the city, getting our bank accounts in order, and trying to readjust to the Western Hemisphere's timezones.
Also, in the flurry of events and logistics, we had the incredible opportunity to soak in a view of Toronto that has been closed to the public for five decades. CIBC is one of Canada's oldest banks, and this year, along with the great country of Canada, it is celebrating its 150th birthday. The timing couldn't be better for us - just as we were settling into our new home, we had a chance to marvel at the beauty that is downtown Toronto's financial district.
The excitement continues as we come to the close of our apartment hunt in Toronto. Once that is out of the way, I hope we come to the beginning of the end of the resettlement. It is no joke that they say moving is among the most stressful life events - ranked as stressful as a divorce or a death in the family. But thankfully, I have my beautiful wife by my side and the most supportive parents in the world, and a scattered network of the most amazing friends who constantly remind me of what is most important: love.