A LOVE LETTER TO CALGARY

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Calgary! The other day my friend asked me where I consider home. I’ve lived in so many places for work and fun it’s wild, but my initial answer was Vancouver. Vancouver is where I’m from so it will always hold as home base in my heart. But then I got to thinking a bit deeper about the question and it got tough. It got tough because this is the first time in a long time that I’ve felt stable, happy and mentally grounded. Calgary I am falling in deep, deep love with you and there’s no denying it. I’ve made friends in this city that I can’t picture leaving. I’m starting to learn more and become more involved with our incredible LGBTQ2S+ community.  In these last few months specifically I have grown roots so deep and I can wholeheartedly say I haven’t been this happy in a minute. For once I’m not looking for “what’s next” or how can I advance my life or career. I’m just existing and enjoying all that YYC has to offer and let me tell you, it’s a lot. The culture here, the food scene, how the wind hits your face a little bit different here when it’s night time and you’re walking down 17th. It’s the exact place I want to be right now. So thank you, Calgary. Thank you for letting me call this beautiful city home. Thank you for accepting me with open arms. Thank you for being you. I think sometimes we forget to stop and see the incredible things right in front of our face that we usually take for granted because we’re moving too fast or looking for the next best thing. I’m glad I slowed down a bit to fall hard for YYC cause damn, we’re pretty great. Vancouver might always be home base because that’s where I’m from. BUT am I so excited to have no thoughts about “what’s next” for an undetermined amount of time and embrace YYC to the fullest while getting to call this incredible city home…heck frickin’ yeah!