Outside the window, grey clouds fill the sky and raindrops stream through the air. A warm morning for an early December day, the weather being more likely for mid-November. The rain does not bother me as I am sitting in a GO train headed to downtown Toronto, and getting ready for the start of a new day.
Since I started working at Indusblue as an Android developer, my mornings involve a morning train commute to Toronto. While taking the train and streetcar to work extends my commuting time, I can not complain. I get about two hours each day of time for myself, to get work done. Amongst other things, I use this time to write or catch up on past work. Today I decided that instead of sleeping on may to work, I would update this blog.
After a summer of travelling to and from San Francisco and spending a good portion of my Fall travelling in central Europe: Poland, Germany, Austria and Italy; I finally am settling down at the end of the year. While I love travelling and visiting new places, I am glad that I have returned to Toronto. I am glad to be close to most of my friends, family and familiar settings.
Since my return, I have concentrated on catching up on overdue work. So many tasks and delayed projects have piled up, that I feel the need to make progress on them or even finish them before the end of the year. Amongst other things I started writing two pieces: a science fiction novel and an auto-biography of sorts. Also I started working on justcheckers again, which I plan to complete as part of my portfolio work. And I am working on a few other missing or lacking parts of life, that I can not comment on right now. However I am overjoyed with the progress I have made, and the opportunities that linger on the horizon.
So while the mornings are grey and rainy and sometimes quite cold, I am grateful for the new reality of life I am in now. It might rain outside, but I feel as if it were sunny.