For Canada Day, I'm throwing it back to my love letter to Nova Scotia because I head home this week and I couldn't be more excited:
When I was in High School, I couldn’t wait to graduate. When I was looking at universities, I planned to apply out of province. After I got my degree, I looked for jobs elsewhere. I always seemed to have one foot out the door but I never actually left.
Opportunity isn’t a word often associated with Nova Scotia, especially as a young professional. Although hopeful in their initial search, graduates typically jump ship to a place with more of it. But opportunity is what kept me here.
Creating a small business in Halifax was the best opportunity I ever seized. Equally, it was the best opportunity I ever created. As dramatic as it sounds, I am who I am because of this experience. I had no idea what I was doing, but the support I received was incredible and gave me the confidence to keep going.
As far as I can see, people may leave because of lack of opportunity but if you want to create an opportunity for yourself, Halifax is your best bet.</blockquote>
So why did I make the decision to leave? The way I see it is I’ve accomplished a goal and I’m setting my sights on the next one. I built a brand, which is what I set out to do. Now, I’m checking off another thing off my list while I can.
To everyone who has supported me and followed along from the beginning, I assure you Better Left Said isn’t going anywhere, literally. With the help of some on the ground support and by way of The Internet, BLS will continue running the same way out of Halifax.
Although I’ve always had one foot out the door, I’ve always kept one foot firmly planted in Nova Scotia and I intend to keep it that way. Like most of it’s inhabitants who leave, I’ll be back. So in the meantime, please look me up in Jolly Old England (London, specifically, I just really wanted to say that), a place I’ve wanted to live for as long as I can remember.
You can buy this print here.