But pretend I have a time machine to erase my laziness busyness.
So I first had an interview at another place.
Then I had a second interview at the DreamJob the one I wrote about here, here, here, and here.
One of the key loves of this place was the fact that it was downtown.
On the way there I actually had hit some traffic.
So I hurriedly parked my car on a main street and rushed right in.
It went really well I thought but I still hadn't made up my mind.
So I was walking out of the building and the sun was shining and it was easy to fall into a simple daydream of living downtown, doing what I love and just starting anew.
And I walked to where I had parked my car...
Hmmmm where was my car???
Then I saw the sign...the one that said no parking between 4-6pm.
It was 4:08pm.
So I called Eva and she was able to give me a number to call and find where they had towed my car.
I hailed a cab and headed to the tow lot.
And after a $158 tow charge and receiving a $60 ticket I was off again.
I was headed to Val's place with a very light wallet.
Lesson learned... read the parking signs VERY carefully downtown.
So Val and I had a quick chat while I waited for MM (Mystery Man but he needs a way better reference name) to come pick me up.
I was nervous even Val could tell...but she gave me good advice..."Teagan just be yourself and have fun."
What did I wear?
The same thing I had worn to my interviews.
Black dress pants, flats, my blue-ish silk new Banana Top and cardigan (see here).
I wore my glasses and didn't even add more makeup.
This was definitely a first for me.
So he picked me up in his fun car.
And we headed to a place called Panorama.
It is at the top of this building in Toronto.
We had a gorgeous city view to watch and awesome drinks.
I actually had so much fun with him just talking.
We covered a range of topics.
He makes me laugh and he opens the car door for me.
Before I knew it I realized it was pretty dark out and we had spent 4 hours together.
I suggested he take me back to Val's place because it was pretty late (oopsie).
By the time I got there it was after 11pm so Val had laid out a bed for me (seriously do I have the best friends or what?)
And that is how I went on my first date in more than 9 months.
And I had fun.
And that is as far as I let myself think about it for now.
Pics from here, here, here, here,