I had something planned and everything, but I was preparing to go away for the weekend, and I guess time just ran away from me.
I went with my mum to Montreal to scope things out with the feeling of yes, I really am moving here come September. I met with some lovely naturopathic doctors who I'd like to work alongside (see what they're about here and here) as well as the primary teacher at the shiatsu school I plan on attending in the fall, and the owner of a great vegan restaurant called Aux Vivres. I dropped off more zines at L'Arterie. Oh and of course there were visits with friends, like Alison, Sarah, and Anna of Ripe #4 cover grrrl fame.
Even with all the various career paths I'm considering (holistic nutrition, food writing, and eventually shiatsu), none of them look like they'll be insta-money makers. I am somewhat terrified that I am going to be poor for a looong while yet. I'm just going to keep repeating my Louise Hay affirmation to myself: "Money comes easily to me doing things I enjoy." (The power of the mind is an amazing thing.) And here's what you can do to help on that front: keep writing all those lovely comments on my recipe posts. Pleeeeaaase. Hopefully they'll be able to help convince a publisher that there really is a market for my cookbook.
When I got home there was a message from one of the Hillside organizers. Turns out they want me to run a Detoxification for Womyn workshop at the festival at the end of July. I'm really looking forward to it. Hillside is this music festival that's been going on in Guelph for over two decades, and last year it just exploded in popularity. Chalk it up to their musical line up - The Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Apostle of Hustle, The Hidden Cameras, The Be Good Tanyas, Buck 65, Geoff Burner, Cuff the Duke, The Weakerthans, Stars and Gentleman Reg all played. This year they've confirmed Feist, The Hidden Cameras, The Constantines, Final Fantasy, Cuff the Duke, and
Sarah Harmer, but even with 40 more bands to announce the tickets are selling out at a break-necking speed. Anyhow, it's happening just after I get back from Scotland and I'm really looking forward to it. July's stacking up to be a great month.