After months complaining about waking up early, inconvenient TTC buses and long rides dry-humping complete strangers on the subway, my parents decided it was finally time to invest in an apartment downtown.
Needless to say, getting an apartment for school has a lot of benefits for me.
Yes, a pricey investment, but perhaps worth it in the end as the opportunities are endless. We live around Yonge and Bloor-just steps away from the luxurious Yorkville area where designer clothes and accessories, celebrities and fancy cars are not uncommon.
Not that I can afford anything from Yorkville, living in the area has proved to be not only convenient for all of us, but also quite an adventure. And with that, I cannot thank my parents enough. I am truly blessed.
While I love outdoor adventures like climbing, biking and jogging, I am a city girl at heart. I love the rush Toronto brings and all the good things it has to offer.
But that is not to say that I can't imagine myself not living in the suburbs. Growing up in a suburban Scarborough neighbourhood, that's all I really knew. While downtown is a great area to live, I still can't imagine myself not being part of a suburb with a nice house, backyard, park, car, friends and family nearby.
Though at the end of the day, journalism and the city do make a great match.
But that is the future. And the future is quite a long time from now.
For now, I should just live for the moment.