The idea for this blog began, when I decided to quit my job.

After working for the federal government for almost eight years, news arrived in June 2011 that thousands of jobs would be cut.  For many in Ottawa including me, the idea was scary at first. I mean as a public servant, there are two things you tout as the best benefits of a government job 1) the pension 2) job security.  I mulled over this idea for a few weeks, and on the way to lunch with a friend one day, I saw this poster. 

I took it as a sign in more ways than one.  So I l decided to leave the government.  I volunteered to be laid off.  

I wanted to study photography and Spanish, I wanted to not have any plans for at least the next year.  I wanted to do what makes me happy.  Sounds simple, no?