flamingos / the dancing man at Casino Montreal / being asked to take care of a kitten and a cat for 8 days this summer in a cute place in Mont Royal!!! / letting go of what I think my life should look like / trusting that I'm where I'm meant to be / giving myself the gift of time and space to discover what I want to create next / being willing to let old dreams die when they become a burden to carry / reminding myself that what I truly want is never "out there" - it's an inner state of awareness, connectedness, alignment and abundance, and being in the flow of my beautiful life / all of my beloveds / my friends from home / my work family / my cyber family / my French immersion crew / getting 84% on my French exams! / feeling so proud of how well I've lived my first 4 months in Montreal / a signed lease and getting to live with Paige for another year / getting to do school for another level / how quickly things change - in one week I went from feeling friendless and forgotten to feeling filled to the brim with oodles of new, heart-warming connections and sacred reconnections / all of my girlfriends aka my heart medicine / when people demonstrate love - speaking of it isn't enough / a surprise call from Lynne / a text convo en francais with Sheena / speaking French with Nunzia over drinks and dinner at House of Jazz / Bobbi's sweet message of love and gratitude / abundantly long calls with Melanie as we polish and shine our beautiful souls / Paige including me in her life so fully and her telling me that she's my net / getting a private tour of École Nationale de Théâtre du Canada and standing on the stage of the Monument-National which was built between 1891 and 1893 / finding beautiful treasures everywhere I go in Montreal / having friends to go dancing with in my new city / Boomerang / Facebook / strangers coming together to free an almost empty micky of vodka stuck between two ATMs / feeling my Montreal community growing / sharing food and laughter / sweet embraces / connected hearts / beautiful smiles / heart to hearts with my girl / being best friends with my girl / breakfast with my teacher and classmates / shopping with Carla at Renaud-Bray (like a French Chapters but with way more goodies) / listening to Unforgettable (French Montana) on repeat for a month and still not being sick of it / the cuteness of Rida and Tahsin / creating order in our home / Paige giving me permission to transform her room - hours spent in my heaven! / donating all that we don't need or use / Joyce's friendship coming at the most perfect time / darkness turning into light and sadness into joy / sharing stories / feeling heard and understood / riding the metro / having an OPUS card (I still feel as cool a shit every time I use it) / wonderful and supportive emails from my boss who'd love to have me back / how happy my work family is to see me when I visit / hugs and lots of them / warm, sunny days / trees - more trees, please / Merlin snuggling with me for the first time, head booping me for the first time and letting me hold him for the first time / seeing random kitties on the street / knowing everything will be okay
(Art by @spinadesigner)
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