Friday, February 18, 2011

A Global Citizen

Let me start by saying, it feels so good to blog again! Quite a bit has happened in my life, and to sum it up nicely...I've moved to Toronto for a 1 year assignment! I'm looking forward to sharing the experience with you.

At first, I didn't allow myself to get too excited. For a little while I thought, "It's Canada, you've been there before (although its been years, the last time I visited you didn't need a passport) how different could it be from the U.S.?

Then I quickly realized that I need to FULLY experience this opportunity and be open to the possibilites of meeting new people with different values, new cuisines, and music. It is indeed a different is not like moving to a different county.

So there it is...I have become a global citizen. Did I ever think think I would be presented with this type of opportunity?! Actually, yes I did! It's funny...when I created my Twitter profile (@NeoLifeCEO) I wrote "Motown Roots, Global Living"...I am so thankful to be living the manifestation of those words.

If you have any places, people, and/or "beware" tips that you'd like to share with me....I'd love to hear them!


  1. As I have always liked the idea of "moving to another country, without moving to another country", I can't wait to hear more about your experiences in Canada! (But then again, it IS another country.)

    btw like your new clean blog layout.

  2. Thank you! I am looking forward to sharing! And...I'm traveling to Atlanta soon for business! How about a "Brunch, Brainstorming, & Blogging" session?

  3. You will love it here. I live in a suburb of Toronto. I can recommend Utopia Cafe on College street. Great and delicious food at excellent prices. For a great mall experience, go to Eaton's Centre. Golden Thai restaurant on Front Sreet. Go to the Docks for everything! There are amazing festivals all summer long. Summer is the best in Toronto.
    Another good place to eat is Hot House on Front Street.
    Shopping: Yorkville for really expensive, high class shopping and experience.
    Eclectic shopping on Queen Street.
    Please email me at for lots and lots more information. I hang around in Toronto with my Toronto dwelling friends. I will be happy to provide you with lots more details. Toronto is so fun.

  4. Thanks for all the great tips Rhona! We'll be in touch!