This past weekend I was in Victoria for a visit. Uh, yeah. Why do I live in Toronto again? The entire trip was just jam packed (and I do like me some jam!) with friends and beaches and patios and fresh air, free of smog and noise pollution and smokers. It was glorious! I can do mail art sitting at the bar in Victoria without receiving strange "WTF?" glares; I can wear stockings and look like I belong in the city; Flip flops are considered appropriate footwear in fine dining restaurants. Yup. I love my island.
But it was also good to see what I've left behind. In a good way. As spectacular as Victoria is, it's also important to leave your comfort zone. Try new things. See new places. Meet new people. Like a plant, a person can only grow as much as their environment allows. If they don't get a new pot, they become stagnant and will eventually wilt. And I'm not talkin' about B.C. pot, either. Though, the same could be said for that too.
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