Things That Scare Us: Taking The Path Less Travelled

In the spirit of Halloween, the team has decided to get a little scared… not by way of horror movies or haunted houses, but by trying new things that are just outside our comfort zones. After all, everything you want is on the other side of fear, right?

Taking the path less travelled

If you read my last post, you’ll know I’ve only just arrived in Toronto, and I’ve already found some ways to make it my home (because what’s a home without friends?). When I first moved here I taught myself how to get to and from work on the TTC. After numerous times getting lost, I managed to nail this route down so well I can now do it with my eyes closed (read: I often fall asleep on the subway). Being too shy before, I thought my 34-minute commute was the only option.

As a rookie, I preferred the most basic way to get from Point A to Point B. I was too timid and too scared to risk getting lost in the veins of the city’s transit system (spoiler alert, you’ll get lost anyways so you might as well make it an adventure). I’m a lot braver now when it comes to the transit system and I recently realized there’s a different path I could be taking. As a now-seasoned TTC pro, I figured it was time to face my fear head-on and take the path less travelled.

Turns out this new route shaves about 10 minutes off my commute, which translates to me hitting snooze one more time in the morning and getting home in the evening just before it gets spooky dark. I walk less when I take this route to work and I transfer from Line 2 to Line 1 on the subway which will be great during the winter. Overall, I’d give this adventure a 10/10.




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