It took a lifetime to happen. There were a billion setbacks, many moments of discouragement and a whole lot of stress. But then… it finally happened. I moved to Vancouver! June 1st marked my ONE YEAR Van-niversary and I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by! Won’t you join me as I share some of my fave pictures of the beautiful city I now call home and chat a bit about my new life!
Before I lived in Vancouver, I used to stare in awe every time I flew in to the city. I still do! Sometimes I walk around, or drive over a bridge and catch a glimpse of the ocean, or a mountain, or some cherry blossoms and catch myself saying, I get to live here? I live two blocks from the beach. Life is good! I live where people pay hundreds of dollars to visit. Yes it rains here. A lot…. but when the sun comes out, I truly believe there is no better place in the world to live!
Do I love my new life in Vancouver? Absolutely! Am I 100 percent happy? If you had asked me a couple of months ago, I probably would have said yes.. but something has shifted in me. Maybe it was the months of grey and rain but something has changed. I’m starting to realize you can live in the most beautiful place in the world but if you don’t have the people you love around you, it’ll always feel a little empty.
Something I never thought I would hear myself say… but I’m actually missing Winnipeg! I was just there visiting for a few days and my perspective had changed this time. There was something charming about the small town feel, and I was surrounded by people who love me… it was nice.
So what do I do??? Stay in the most beautiful amazing city and hope the loneliness passes… or move back to the simple life and be with the people who matter most to me??? Stay tuned to find out!