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I Moved..

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

I picked up my whole life in my comfortable, medium-sized town from Ontario, Canada, and relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. I fell in love with the city last summer while on an internship which I got so I could be closer to someone I really care(d) for, and that didn't end up working out which is totally okay. When that ended, I met the man of my dreams shortly after.

I wanted to move so bad, and so I did. I was also sick and tired of the never-ending lockdowns Canada was imposing, along with many other things that were happening in Canada. It was becoming incredibly unstable, especially as a freshly graduated college student, my heart was just breaking for all the businesses that were shutting down forever due to these restrictions. Canada had an exponential growth rate of very problematic mental health/crisis calls numbers in comparison to COVID-19, and I felt included in this statistic even after years of therapy- these lockdowns took a toll mentally, on the majority of people. I was missing human connection outside of my family. Humans are biologically wired to be social creatures and when we don't have that, we have problems. My mental health was spiraling back home and change was needed. I'm the type of person who assesses a situation, realizes the problem, creates a solution, and acts upon the solution. So, here I am, living in my solution. Tennessee now has 0 COVID restrictions and it's a much better place to be.

It broke my heart to leave my best friends back home- the thing about me too is that I thrive off deep friendships, I'm not a fan of acquaintances, I give my all to any relationship and all my friends I have. Being new here, in such a young, thriving city, you'd think one would be able to make deep friendships quite easily.. But that hasn't been the case. It probably doesn't help I'm really shy, with a mix of mostly introverted qualities but also when I'm out, I'm extroverted haha if that makes ANY sense, and that I just enrolled in an online degree program, but still. Being an adult, and trying to make friends is way more difficult than I had thought or hoped for.

I can't even begin to explain how grateful I am to be in such a beautiful, lively city. Another bonus is that I get to play the game I love (hockey) again, after 15 dreadful months without it. I almost lost my identity! Even the year I had jaw surgery I still played! Plus, being able to go back to the gym- IT MAKES MY HEART SO HAPPY!!!

I got a new puppy, his name is Ace, and he's a Belgian Malinois- he's a lot of work but keeping me busy, this breed is something spectacular. He will never replace my Luna bug, who I'm patiently waiting for until my parents can drive through the borders of Canada/USA which are closed currently and have been for 15 months now too. I miss my girl with all my heart, and cannot wait to be reunited with her again soon.

I've gone on a couple of loner adventures so far, my favourite was visiting Centennial Park and the Parthenon- sitting by water is very healing and I loved it. This is a short blog post for now, but welcome to my blog, and thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I have a lot of ideas coming up for this, along with a youtube channel coming up too. Here are some pictures of the beautiful sunsets, Centennial Park and my dogs. Much love to all, - Bri

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