My dear friends, yesterday was very important day, a day for decisions. It was a full moon in Scorpio, so called a "Blood Moon," which happens because the sunlight shining directly onto Earth passes through the atmosphere and is projected onto the moon, giving it a red tone during the eclipse.

This total lunar eclipse in Scorpio means that we find ourselves feeling restless and dreaming of something wild. I'm certainly feeling like that. The shadow on the moon have ignited the shadow of love on my heart filling it with an irresistible courage, I've made an important life decision.

I'm leaving Canada and Toronto. I'm moving to Malta. 

I decided to settle my debts, to make a boundary around how much I owe to others and to refuse living my life that does not suit me. I decided to close a door on something that depletes me, to turn away from life when it asks me to betray myself.

The Moon in Scorpio with the Sun in Taurus is the symbol of abiding love. I have everything I need to make desired life change. Yesterday, I opened my heart heading towards my new life.

In the last couple of years I've expressed my wish to move out of Canada. I wanted to go to Florida. I was considering that as a serious option for my future until I met my girlfriend. I have never met a woman similar to her. She has an astonishing beauty, charm, grace, culture, knowledge and aristocratic manners. I love her deeply.

She got a job offer and she is moving to Malta this month. I'll join her. Yesterday I applied for three Senior Software Engineer positions in Malta. I sent them my resume and I'll continue searching for a job there. I'm ready to work in Malta for a smaller salary than I'm having now. I just want to get the first job there and to move out of Canada.

The first step is to find a job and with the job offer to apply for residence in Malta. When I have the papers I'll quit my current job, get a suitcase and go. I'll give my apartment, here in Toronto, to my daughter, she can move in or she can rented, it is up to her. I'll continue paying off my mortgage but she will pay the monthly maintenance fees and property taxes. 

In Malta I'll rent an apartment and live alone. My exact location there depends from the work, but I'll look to be close to my girlfriend's place. I have no intention to live with her, I think this is too early for such step. I think she shares my opinion. She will have visitors, her family and friends will come to visit her and it is better that I have my own place.

Malta consists of the main island Malta and the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino. The country covers an area of 316 km²; compared, it is about one and a half the size of Toronto.

Malta has a population of 515,000 people, in 2020. The island nation is in the top 10 of the most densely populated countries in the world. The capital is Valletta on the island of Malta. Spoken languages are Maltese and English.

Malta has on average 300 sunny days in a year. Living on this beautiful sun-soaked Mediterranean island is something I could afford only if I have a job there. I'm not going to retire anytime soon. I need money, at least $3000 per month plus $1000 for my mortgage in Canada, something around $4000 per month would be enough.

In Malta, you can find furnished two-bedroom apartments, just a 10-minute stroll from the sea, for as little as $600 per month. For a furnished two-bedroom with a sea view, look to spend at least $1,200 per month which isn’t bad considering that we’re talking about a view of the Mediterranean. 

Groceries, dining out, and other common expenses cost far less than in Canada. I have read about income taxes in Malta. For the salary of €60,000, income tax is about at 35% with a €9,000 subtraction. So if my salary is going to be €60,000 I will get on hand €40,000 which is CAN $55,000 and this gives me $4,500 per month. I will be okay with that.

An interesting time is coming. At age of 57, still young in heart, I am heading for a big adventure. New country, new job, new people in my life... and my girlfriend, my sweetheart, besides me.

Bye, bye Toronto, so long High Park. 

My friends, thank you for reading my blog, stay tuned for things to come.