Deserved Sweat Suit
August 15, 2023
My husband, baby boy, and I came to Toronto, Canada from India via London with two suitcases in 1988. We started off living in a little rental property. We managed to get a mattress from someone my husband knew. Someone else was kind enough to give us four plates, some cutlery, and two pans. I took care of our son while my husband looked for work. After about six stressful months, he got a job at the Royal Bank of Canada.
Two years ago, I was flying to India to visit my mother. Things had changed, knock on wood, all for the better. My husband had worked his way up and retired from RBC after 30 years. My children were grown up. I was traveling business class. It was a 17-hour flight and I wanted to wear something stylish and comfortable. I went to Roots and bought myself this outfit. I was like, finally it’s not going to be for the kids. It’s going to be for me.
Before the flight, I went into the airport lounge and drank champagne. I took lots of selfies and sent them to my family.