Home is any place that has significantly contributed--in one way or another--to the woman I am today. For me, home is Toronto, Montréal, Edmonton, Boston, and the Canadian Rockies.
USA 🇺🇸 : I moved to Boston for optometry school in August 2016, and at least once a day, I am told by people I meet, that I am "truly Canadian" because of my "Canadian accent", mannerisms, and love for the outdoors. I am hella proud to hail from a country that is known for its polite people and love for others.
My love for the Canadian North probably stems from my superwoman mom. She's a Nurse up in the Canadian Arctic (Nunavut) and has seen many parts of Canada that many of us will probably never get the chance to experience firsthand. I think the most beautiful thing about her work (besides having the best seat in the country for the Northern Lights) is the connections she gets to make with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada in the various remote villages she provides care to. Being able to connect with locals is hands down my favourite way to travel.
🇨🇦 You can follow along with her, too @stephanieaigbe 👽