WRITTEN BY: KRYZIA
In 2015, Andrel was finishing up his diploma program at Seneca College in Toronto. I was finishing up my Master's program in Michigan with plans to return to Toronto after graduation. Our original plan was to look for jobs in Toronto, the place we were both born and raised. However, Andrel had a few options including a position at the City of Edmonton. After weighing out his options, we decided the opportunity with the City of Edmonton was the best opportunity for him to get a head start on his career. So in May 2015, Andrel moved across the country to start his job at the City of Edmonton. The plan was I would move forward with looking for a job in Toronto and Andrel would work in Edmonton for two to three years to get some experience then move back to Toronto.
But again, life had different plans. I graduated in August 2015 and I immediately started looking for a job. Despite sending out a million and one resume, I couldn't find a job in Toronto. I couldn't even land an interview. Then in May 2016, I accepted a free lance job to write about the Adventist Church's response to the Fort McMurray fires. I flew out to Alberta, happy to be making a few dollars and glad to see Andrel in between interviews. The funny thing is, my article interview with ADRA Canada turned into a job interview and I was offered a job on the spot. We've both been living in Alberta ever since.