I spent a week visiting family and friends in Canada's largest city, Toronto. I had a good time seeing new places, doing new activities, and, more importantly, gaining a new perspective or outlook on matters, perhaps one of the best benefits of taking a vacation. Like all vacations, however, they are not long enough.
For those familiar with Canadian cities, there has been a long rivalry between Toronto and Montreal, with each city claiming to have the best in everything from businesses and sports teams to restaurants and night life.
Truth be told: Toronto is a powerhouse of a city filled with busy busy people. Montreal on the other hand is laid back with what the French call a 'joie de vivre' - an enjoyment of life and life's pleasures.
Take your pick. Which city would you prefer?
Sometimes I wonder if one's environment--neighborhood, town, city--affects (negatively or positively) one's success in life?
Something to ponder, I suppose.
Since I am barely able to type out this sentence (brain is drained, I think), I reckon it is best to say that I hope to write more once my brain recovers from vacation mode.
In the interim, I hope you're enjoying your summer!
about the author
- David Kemper
- I am an information professional, researcher, and writer with over eight years experience in the information services field with experience in information and communication technology.
I have a B.A. in History and a Master's in Library and Information Studies and working on a Web and Multimedia Design certificate.
I believe that empowering people with information can enrich lives and transform the world.