Wow, has it been three months already?

You know how it goes… You see a friend every day, and you have tons of stories to tell them. But don’t see them for a year, and the next time you meet, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one interesting story to tell them. Know the feeling?

That’s a bit how I feel about this blog right now. Sorry for the neglect!

So… It’s been three months already since I last blogged. Last time I did, we were right smack in winter, enjoying West Edmonton Mall. So what happened in the last three months?

  • Helene and I found a place to live, and promptly moved there beginning of May. To say I like the place would be a gross understatement. I adore it. It’s huge, and the balcony overlooks the River Valley, which is the huge park sinewing along the North Saskatchewan River. We have the best damn view in the entire city of Edmonton, I tell you.
  • I love BioWare, and BioWare loves me back. Sure, work is stressful and filled with uncertainty, but that’s why they pay me the big bucks. We’re making great games here, and we’re pushing the bar up so much we have only ourselves as a reference of what to beat. The people here are awesome and hard-working.
  • Most surprising of all, I’m growing fond of Edmonton. It’s not a dazzling city by any means, but there’s a kindness here that’s growing on me. Our new neighborhood goes a long way to make me feel better about the city, being that it’s far away from the mall-infested, pickup-littered parts of town. It helps me focus on the positive values of Edmonton: the kindness of its people, and their proximity to simpler, more wholesome values such as family and tradition.
  • Speaking of which, my favorite new place in town is definitely the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market. The market is open Saturday mornings only, and Helene and I have made a habit of visiting it every week. I’m just in love with the freshness of the products on sale there, and it’s inspiring me to eat better. Not only that, but I’ve started cooking on a regular basis; nothing too fancy, but fresh, simple and wholesome meals.

So that’s three months of catching up, in the least expedite manner I can make it! It’s definitely a surprise to find ourselves liking Edmonton, although the sunshine and the warmer temperatures definitely help. I plan on enjoying as much of the summer as I can, so that when winter comes back around, the fond memories of summertime get me going.

I’ll write again soon, promise!

About Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

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