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Waking Up on Vancouver Island

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! 8)

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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Reply old baldy
11:33 PM on November 9, 2014 
Love the shot and glad you are doing OK.


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