A year in review.
In January I started volunteering for the Gay and Lesbian Archives which has changed my life. There's a sentiment that when you give your time, you get back so much more and never was that truer.
I found gay monopoly, launching nearly as many games as conversations.
I became vegan at the start of March and it wasn't something I was sure I could sustain. How the heck has it been 9 months already? One of the easiest and best choices of my life.
I went to Ottawa for work. Found out it's a speed bump. Desire to explore the rest of Canada lessens.
Blue Jays and the season pass that keeps on giving.
A home opener with my father that sparked a year of forgiveness, understanding, and a relationship that will last the rest of my life.
A lifelong dream fulfilled in a visit to Auschwitz.
A visit to my now favourite city in the world, Berlin.
A bus trip from Hell. Running out of money and 20 hours on a bus. Would I do it again? Sure.
Fenway Park in Boston, my favourite baseball stadium.
America's capital and a lesson in poverty and a police state.
Archives hottie and the awakening of a sex drive.
A trip to Paris that had many questioning and ended up being fantastic.
I will never forget the red light district in Amsterdam as long as I live. And I will never go back.
A charity dinner for the Archives and a new awakening of self. A new me, who can laugh at parties and mingle and flirt and smile and be self-confident. Probably the best night of the year.
A new super camera, the possibilities are now endless. Baseball players, in focus!
A boyfriend. Someone I can't discuss here but who's presence is nonetheless felt here. An opening of my heart, and a joy long since forgotten. Poetry, laughter, understanding.
Yoga. A new calling, a positive release, and a foundation for looking and feeling better.
It's exciting looking at all this cool stuff that happened. If I could take myself back a year and see all this coming up, I would run ahead, not walk, and jump in with both feet.