Celebrating my first year in Canada today! Wow what a year it was. The amount of shit that has happened since I moved here is just unbelievable. I've always felt like I live inside some twisted sitcom, where life keeps making unexpected turns and I don't know whether to laugh or cry about it. But moving to Canada took my little comedy show to a blood-freezing drama of HBO level (still with some funny moments though, which makes it better than Game of Thrones). I'm sure every immigrant in every country goes through shit of all shades and shapes, I've never had illusions about that. I had been expecting challenging financial situation, culture shock, language difficulties. But boy was I not prepared for what actually happened!
Now that things have settled down a little bit, I can share my series of comically unlucky experiences with you. Because someone has to contradict the popular belief that your friends on social media never have any problems in life. (Let’s admit it, having an example of someone who is doing worse than you is so much better for your mental health than looking at over-photoshopped pics from your coworker’s beach vacation.) What I am also hoping to accomplish with this is to illustrate what it is like to be new in Canada. Because even though most Canadians are children or grandchildren of immigrants, they still, as it turns out, have no idea what that part of society has to deal with.
So… Expect an inappropriate blog coming soon.