I’m sorry Canada, it’s not you, it’s me. I shouldn’t have let this go on for so long. I have known for a while we weren’t suited for each other but I just didn’t want to believe it. I came back to give you a second chance, but we are just going to have to accept the fact that I am not meant to be here. I hope we can remain friends and that I can come back to visit.
I have been blind and I didn’t want to see. My friends told me that you were just a boring, colder and more expensive version of Australia but I didn’t want to believe it. I wanted to give you a second chance and I really wanted to make it work this time but I guess what they say is true, you can never go back. I just want you to know that I tried, but the whole time I’ve been here I just haven’t been very happy and I haven’t felt any connection to you.
It’s like any relationship I guess. There has to be a bit of give and take and a bit of compromise but to be honest I haven’t found you to be very supportive or helpful. For starters you are just too big and difficult to get around. You phone system is just bizarre and your internet connection sucks. I have managed to make do but why am I the one compromising?
The people here are very friendly, when you can actually find them amongst all the bloody Australians. (It’s no wonder Australia thinks it has an immigration problem because all the Aussies are actually in Whistler). I have met some great people though and I’ve had some interesting experiences. There have been some good times but just not enough to make me stay.
And I’m sorry Canada, I just don’t understand all the hype. You are a very pretty country but I just don’t see the beauty that everyone else bangs on about. I’m from Tasmania, and there is plenty of trees and water there. I just don’t see why you would think your mountains are better than anyone else’s. I don’t see the Swiss coming here in droves.
I’m sorry it didn’t work out between us. I hope we can remain friends and that I can come and visit sometimes. It’s just that my heart isn’t here. I may have left it back in the UK or in NYC or perhaps it is actually in San Francisco but I feel no need to lead you on any further. I’m sorry if I gave the impression that I was here for a long time, I was in fact here for a good time and in that I have been disappointed.
I take with me some good memories and some life lessons and I hope to stay in touch with the fantastic people I’ve met. My time here is done, and I am sorry for that but it’s time for me to go. I hope there are no hard feelings.
Til we meet again,
The endless wanderer