I arrived in Toronto to heaps of snow and a light feeling in my heart. I have always felt connected to Toronto (Canada’s closest relative to London) and this time is no different. I left the sea and sand and landed firmly back in winter. Despite this drastic seasonal change, it’s nice to be home in Canada for awhile.
I’m already feeling as if I’m embarking on an life-changing adventure and I’m not even in Africa yet. I’m living in an old house with 14 other people in downtown Toronto. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The group is going through a month long process which I am quick to label ‘boot camp for the brain’. The intention here is to go through personal exploration to achieve global transformation. The theme is “Shedding What Has Been” in conjunction with the year of the snake; we are encouraged to let go of what is holding us back and incubate new ideas about development. I’m immediately loving the conversation, the feeling of community and connecting with what really matters to me – reducing global poverty in a meaningful way. Here are a few initial visuals of my new home.