Vancouver Baby!

Just a quick update ( I’m going to try to update this at least every other day while I’m away):

So I’ve been trying to make this big life decision about moving to Vancouver so in the pursuit of a new adventure and a new career, I’ve made the 1.5-hour plane ride from Edmonton to Vancity in hopes of making some contacts and getting the ball rolling.

I will be attending Vancouver Social Media Awards tomorrow evening (March 28) with the goal of making some awesome new connections and seeing who I can meet that might be able to help guide me in the right direction. As of right now the plan is to do cold-calling and walk-ins during the day, attend the event at night, and see where that leaves me for the next week in terms of plans. if something substantial comes out of the event, then I hope I can set up some interviews while I’m in town, if not I’m just going to continue my walk-in routine every weekday that I’m here and explore the city and visit friends on the weekends. Fingers crossed I meet some people who can help me out tomorrow!

In the meantime, this is my first night in Vancouver and I’ve only been here a few hours but already I feel more revitalized and energized about everything. I have been wandering around the streets for four or five hours and I can’t believe how much I missed city life! Everything is open late here and even on the few streets I walked, there was a definite energy to the people. The city is already growing on me with its vibrancy… then again it could just be the fact that I’ve been living in a small town for over a year and I just miss being able to walk around and actually have things to do 😛 I walked up and down the Cambie Bridge at sunset and so many people were out running and cycling! Oh yeah, and the weather is amazing! I can see the mountains from my hotel room but it’s warm enough that I only had to wear a blazer and t-shirt out at 10 at night.

if given the chance, I think I’m going to like it here.