I'm from Coquitlam, BC (Vancouver, BC, Canada). After a fire destroyed my home in August 2011, I decided to take a year-long sabbatical from my life (the amount of time it's expected to take to rebuild my apartment and building) and to stay with my family in Ontario. It's always been a dream of mine to live in NY for a minimum of one month so that I can see and experience New York in greater depth than can be done in a week. I love traveling and exploring and quite often do so on my own, including cross-continent roadtrips.
I work for a students' union at one of the local universities in Vancouver, where I am on leave from until October 2012, at which time I will return, after taking a 5-6 wk camping road trip back from Ontario. But before heading back in that direction, I want to realize that life-long dream of living in the big apple for a month! :)