This past weekend my husband and I were planning to celebrate our one year anniversary in Niagara Falls. The combination of procrastination and a super busy schedule led us to never set any plans in stone. Rather than booking a hotel last minute or heading up there on a whim, we decided to enjoy time together in our local area.
This led us to go shopping in Toronto. We thought, hey, we both need some summer clothes. It might be nice to walk around the mall and spend time together.
Bumper to bumper traffic. Hopping from highway to highway to avoid tolls and get the fastest, most direct route. Dodging masses of downtown pedestrians on foot and wheels of all kinds. Not being able to turn left or right anywhere on young street. Not being able to find parking. All of these events led us to give up and head to Vaughan Mills mall instead. That’s 2 hours of our weekend wasted in Toronto.
Once we arrived to Vaughan Mills mall, I ended up having a tantrum like a 5-year-old brat. Once I calmed down, I laughed about my behaviour and came to the conclusion of these 10 things:
1. Where are the escalators?
Vaughan Mills mall needs those escalator floors like the Toronto Pearson Airport has. There’s way too much walking! It’s impossible to arrive in style and be comfortable on your hike throughout the mall.
2. I don’t do crowds.
I already knew this, but being bombarded by downtown Torontonian pedestrians and drivers reassured me of this fact.
3. I hate Toronto.
Too much goes on in too little of space.
4. I like a slower paced lifestyle.
My Dad used to always say:
You’re slower than molasses.
Well, it’s more than preferential; it’s my level of capacity. A fast paced lifestyle is like surviving a tornado.
5. I’m definitely not a city chick. But Im also not a hick.
I can’t do Toronto, but I also can’t do Lucknow. A happy medium is where I belong. I like having the option to go out and get things done, and not be undertowed by a sea of people.
6. I don’t like clutter or disorganization.
It makes it difficult to understand circumstances and see a course of action.
7. I’m not spontaneous.
Spontaneity means the ability to do unplanned things in a split second. I can do either of those things alone, but not together.
I can do unplanned things if I procrastinate them long enough to mentally prepare for the potential clusterfuck of disorganization. I can do things in a split second if I’m able to craft up a quick plan.
8. I’m not sure how I’m going to survive motherhood
9. I am emotional.
What woman isn’t though, right?
10. When all of the above things are combined, I break.
I am easily overwhelmed. Once I reach this point, I need to stop, take time to understand what happened and determine how to move forward.
I resemble the emotional competence of Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang Theory. That’s how I feel as I write this post, anyhow.
Am I the Only One?
I can’t be the only one who feels this way. I’m hoping that you are reading this and laughing because you can relate or know someone just like this.
Feel free to make me feel normal by sharing your Toronto shopping experience in the comments or by reblogging my post with your story.