Which brings me to a major life shift. I had graduated my BSc and was now leaving British Columbia for the first time. I moved to Montreal alone, without knowing anyone and without any money except student loans. I loved it, but it never really felt like I was hitting my true potential. Something was always missing.
After graduating from my Masters, I was burnt out and uninspired, so I moved to Toronto – my favourite city in Canada (I had only been there once).
Once again, I was flying solo, not knowing anyone and in massive debt from academia.
I not only loved it; I thrived in it. How quickly I went from a small town girl with no guidance to an independent woman moving from city to city solo and paving her own way to success.
I finally felt like I had found myself. I was no longer in an academic bubble and now I could clearly see the world of opportunities outside those McGill brick walls.
It took one walk through the financial district for me to be entranced. Young professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, business tycoons – everyone seemed to have purpose and I drank it in with as much excitement as the Champagne I often sipped on the rooftop terrasse of Bisha Hotel.
Two years later, I am now living in Vancouver and wear the titles Efficiency Expert and founder of EfficiencyBabe proudly. I have embraced entrepreneurship and EfficiencyBabe is only the tip of the iceberg.
But most importantly – I am living my best life.
And my story has only just begun.