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project ten: write the story of why you moved to the city in which you currently live.
alteration: no alterations. i love this project just the way it is.
when i was in high-school, back when computer rooms were a novelty, we were assigned to research potential careers. something led me to a job in bc and i thought "that province sounds nice, i wonder what it's like..."
so when the time came to apply to graduate schools, i applied to york (toronto) because the classes sounded great, western (london) because i liked the campus and....well, i was going to apply to ubc (vancouver) but the whole process didn't feel right. the school felt stiff and snotty. since there was a deal for applying to three schools, i dropped ubc and chose the university of victoria instead.
when i was accepted to victoria* the idea of moving there was irresistible. so we packed up, had a goodbye party and spent eight days driving across canada.
best. decision. ever. seriously - i have fallen head over heels in love with this city. it is the perfect amalgamation of city, nature, beauty, culture... victoria, i love you dearly.
* i thank the university gods every day that i didn't choose york (didn't get accepted to western!) because york professors went on strike a halfway through the school year. that would have been awful - i totally would have given up on my degree.