Three years ago I had been done with Calgary. There was nothing interesting or enticing about it and Colin and I were dreaming about how we could get to the West Coast. In the meantime, we moved to an apartment in Marda Loop so that we could be nice and close to both of our jobs and at least have good coffee nearby.
Then, without us even realizing it initially, our outlook changed. Our proximity to downtown allowed us to enjoy more local events and visit hotspots. We were now closer to some stunning parks so we became more active in checking those out and taking pictures. We started biking because of our proximity to work and then biking other places was just easier/more fun. (well mostly Colin bikes, but I do occasionally)
We were really enjoying Calgary, and falling in love with our community. Suddenly I wasn't so desperate to move to the coast...we were finding the beauty where we were at.
One of my favorite things now is sharing that beauty and excitement about Calgary with people around me. I have always been the type of person to look forward to the next best thing, so I know it is hard to truly enjoy where you are at. But, I feel if someone is really passionate and committed about a person/place/thing...I hone in on that excitement and it's much easier to get on board. In the same way, I love to share my new(ish)found passion and committment to Calgary with other people, and I love seeing them get on board. Even if it's just for small partical of Calgary such as a pathway or a scoop of icecream, it's definitely a start...
SO I wanted to start a new blog segmant called, so very creatively, MY FAVORITE PLACES! Especially because I'm such an Instagram-addict, people often ask where or what I am doing or eating or exploring...Now I can make a more comprehensive collection of these places in one spot and do my best to convince YOU to go there! Then we can all be YYC (and surrounding areas..) lovers together :)