|Posted by Val Fox on October 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM|
The whole experience of moving away from friends and loved ones is a shock. It's all happening so fast, I hardly have time to process it. I already miss Alberta's vast sky and it's wonderous sunsets.
A series of events has resulted in my availability to take a risk, a leap into the unknown toward uncertainty. I have never moved so far away from family and friends.
Yet here is this prairie-boomer-grandma preparing to ride the ferry from British Columbia's lower mainland to Vancouver Island. This time I won't be there to play tourist. I'm taking whatever I can fit in a minivan and I'm moving there, with family support. I can see them in my mind's eye, leaping high and shaking celebratory pom poms.
Do what makes you happy.
You'll thrive out there.
Your time to shine!
I'm thankful for those people who are giving me a push. Some of you don't even know how you are helping me do this. I might have remained in comfortable familiarity all my life. Instead, I will live in a winter rainforest, keeping warm by a fire. The girls will soon curl up nearby and I will be thankful for their company.
Please join me weekly as I discover my new home on Canada's Vancouver Island. A new journey has begun.
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