I won't lie: I knew nothing about the city before I went except that the famous film The Italian Job was filmed there.The best thing about the experience was that the city unfolded in front of me; I fell in love with the city, everyday I discovered something new, and by the time the year was up I felt truly Torinese!
There's nothing more terrifying than being in a foreign country by yourself at the age of 19, and during my first days in the city I went to several of the many kebaberie in the city, soon becoming a connoisseur. Of course, it took time to reach this stage, but by the time I returned to the city last summer I started receiving the 'local treatment'.
When I hit 50, I escalated a journey I'd been on for a few years, where I challenged myself to be more honest in all areas of my life -- honest about my wants, and my hopes and also about my fears.
When I hit 50, I began the process of examining my desire, my need, and in some contexts, my compulsion to be "too nice." When I hit 50, I began to realize that being "too nice" gave me a high, it was my addiction, my chosen drug of avoidance.
The agency declined, saying the only way to maintain a static schedule was to cut back to part-time hours.
Johnstone filed a complaint that ultimately came before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 2010.