Averry Aquin-MartinSaint John, New Brunswick
Livre d'Or Three Homes
I grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. It is city I cannot help but love, being born and raised a Hamiltonian, knowing every nook and cranny of downtown, riding bikes along the pier, swimming under waterfalls, looking out over the escarpment across the bay.
I live in Saint John, New Brunswick. After school, I watch the sun slip down through the sloping hills, lining the edges of the Atlantic, where the beaches are covered with stones and driftwood.
I am headed for Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver, or somewhere near there, where I can see mountains outside my windows, climb steep rock faces after a long week, hike next to the Pacific where orca whales are seen from the shore, the beautiful mixture of city and wilderness at my fingertips.
The home I am from, the home where I live, and the home where I am headed inspire me every day. When I am in Ontario for holidays, I explore and I visit, coming together with friends and family who believe in me and my dreams. When I am in New Brunswick for school, I head to the beach and take photos when I need a break to think, to create. When I am in British Columbia, I know it is the place I will someday create roots. For now, having Canada as my permanent address in enough.