Tuesday, May 5, 2009

so why leave canada?

It’s the conversation starter I’ve stumbled through a million times since I broke the news that I was running away to Tanzania. I usually respond with a harebrained line about escaping the arctic, or saving the planet – but the truth is almost as stupidly simple. I’m a twenty-something Canadian with a shiny BA in my back-pocket and absolutely no desire to crash in suburbia and fight it out for an entry-level deskjob in a government town. Why stay?

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree with you here about not feeling the urge to join the surburbian life and own a whole lot of crap. I moved to Germany after Carleton graduation last summer and am working in a bar at doing an internship here and loving it....although everyone I meet thinks Im insane for leaving Canada and all seem to want to move there...