I wrote this yesterday on a plane. So when I say “today” I mean yesterday.
Today, I am heading home to Ontario for a 3 week-long trip. This is the first time I have gone back to Ontario since moving to British Columbia just over 8 months ago.
I love it in Vancouver, it’s such a beautiful city, and I have been really loving the culture and the environment in BC as well, but that’s not to say I don’t miss Ontario and my hometown.
What I miss about Ontario
There is definitely some nostalgia feelings since it was my home growing up. The place that I know the best and where most of my friends are. Overall I miss my family & friends, and my family cottage the most. The cottage is one of my favourite places to go, to think, to relax, and also to work! It is not surrounded by beautiful mountains like out here in BC, it’s just on a small little lake with a forest around it, but it represents my childhood and the place I would always go to relax. I plan on going there for a couple of days while I’m home to do some writing and lots of work. There is no internet up there, so it is harder to research, however, this proves helpful for staying focused without constant distractions.
Why I’m Heading Home
There are a couple of reasons I’m heading to Ontario. First, I have some things I need to renew and sort out back in Ontario since I will be there much more frequently in the following months. Second, I am engineering a recording session at the studio in Toronto for 9 days. Third, I am doing a lecture at my old school OIART alongside my production partner Al.
There are many more things like seeing friends, working on a new curriculum for a course I am putting together, work on upcoming YouTube content, podcast content, and some other bands I have meetings with to potentially work on their records. I have tried to bundle as many things into my schedule as possible in this short 3-week trip.
I am very excited to be heading home again and seeing my parents and friends, get some work done, and have a little change of pace. I know I’ll miss beautiful BC, but I have lots planned for when I get back, so I am excited to return. You’ll hear about that as it comes up.
Until next time, always be creating.