Dear future home.
You may not have been informed yet, but you and I will be together in only a matter of months. I hope you're ready for me, and I hope that I am ready for you.
I hope you can provide me with all the academic opportunities that I am seeking, and all of the social ones as well. I hope you can take me hiking up mountains occasionally (I am bringing my tent and backpack), or down to beaches (I am buying a new swimsuit). I hope you can make me love the rain as much as I love the snow. I hope you can give me a space where I will feel completely safe and yet always on my toes in the 'big city', and that maybe - just maybe - you'll be able to place somebody special in my life. I hope your library is large and vast, and I hope your archives will provide me with knowledge that I want to know.
Simon Fraser University. Vancouver, Vancouver. I'll see you soon.