25. After two weeks of investigating, emailing about, and becoming increasingly despondent over sublet ads, finally find a place that you’re truly happy to rent. Sure, the sublet may only be for one month (meaning you have to go through all of this again soon), but it’s a place all to yourself and you can’t wait to explore its surrounding art-galleries-theatres-farmers-markets-filled area.
26. Realise that, while staying with Lisa, not a day has gone by without multiple giggle fits, conversations that strengthen heart and soul, and treats of such deliciousness that you can’t help but dance around the condo in delight. For example, the above vegan hot chocolate with peppermint coconut cream stars. Oh yes.
27. Trust in the advice of your gorgeous and kindness-personified new friend Nicole for a hairdresser at the salon she and Lisa frequent, Salon Liberté. Find yourself at said salon one Friday night singing aloud to Wonderwall and Wannabe with said hairdresser. Look in the mirror after two and a half hours of talking and singing to find colours! colours! all the shining colours! in your new! sleek! hair! and a phone number for a potential longer-term sublet option on a piece of paper in your hand.
It’s true. Canadians really are the loveliest of people.
28. Laugh and laugh upon discovering that you and Lisa have pulled a Freaky Friday with your hair. Straight to curly, curly to straight… the grass is always greener, eh?*
* See what I did there?
Dear Toronto: I’m starting to like you quite a bit.