You heard it right. In three months time, I’m leaving the UK for the land of maple syrup, poutine and Tim Hortons.
I’ve handed in my notice at work and now everything is finally starting to feel more real. The coming weeks are set to be pretty hectic as I try and tie up all the loose ends here in the UK. Got lots of super exciting (ha!) stuff to sort, like HMRC, pension, student loans, etc. Dedicated checklist blog post coming on all that soon! I wouldn’t have even thought to tell the student loans company I was moving if I hadn’t accidentally stumbled across it on a blog, oops. That could have landed me in very deep water…
As a nice contrast to all the boring admin, I’ve got lots of little trips around the UK planned soon to say my goodbyes to my nearest and dearest. You all better come visit me in Canada! 🙂
So why Canada?
So many reasons! I’ve always been drawn in by the pictures of North America’s breathtaking landscapes. When I first visited the USA, I couldn’t believe how much bigger everything was compared to the UK. Everything just seemed so much more epic and striking. Don’t get me wrong, the UK has some beautiful scenery, but there was just something about North America that I fell in love with. I’ve never actually been to Canada before (I know, I know!), but in my head I imagine it to be like some kind of super country, combining the best bits of the USA and UK…I better not be disappointed!
Add this to my love for snowboarding and its not hard to see why Canada appeals so much. I’ve gotten myself a place on a Snowboard Instructor internship, something that I’ve been dreaming of doing for years, but never had the time / money / guts to go for. I’m so stoked to be finally doing it!
I’ll be calling the mountains of Revelstoke, British Columbia home for the first six months or so. Not really sure where my journey will take me after that, I just know that I want to spend plenty of time exploring the amazing landscapes that Canada and the USA have to offer.
Looking forward to sharing my adventures with you!