I re-booked the same trip today. This time with my Mom, my sister and Madi...That first trip Craig and I went on was deeply envy-creating, everyone wants to go. Weell, I sure dont blame 'em. So much in fact, that the exciting top secret on the down low news The Mister and I have kept hush for the last few weeks is *breathe* after many many many conversations, gut and reality checks, dreams and goals, we have decided to be island bound... move there...there, to the Island. Wait! Wha?!? Yes. That is what I said. My lil family is moving west to Vancouver Island....Its a done deal... The idea was actually the underlining reason we chose Van Island over Vegas for our anniversary trip...The Mister and I flew out to look at towns, schools, houses ect ect. This up and coming jetset trip is a gift from my mom, to show Madi where we're going to move too and help it be a bit easier on her since she's never been. Also, its giving all of us the opportunity to spend time together, just us girls..Its going to be pretty special and its going to create some great memories before we leave Alberta...no doubt about it. Im going to miss all of my family very very much, but Im excited for whats ahead.
We decided a very long time ago that Calgary isnt the lifestyle we want for ourselves, for our family..a city of over a million people just isnt cohesive for us hippie-kinda folk. Simplicty is a beautiful word. The Mister and I are so looking forward to a much simpler life for our family.. A real priority-stuffed life. A community based life. A sustainable living life. However, leaving behind a very stable job, family, friends, my business and the province I was born and raised in and love so much is yes, very overwhelming. However again...Life is short. Good enough shouldnt be good enough and staying where we're good enough happy just isnt cutting it. Its also not the standard of life I want to teach Madi to settle at. Time for adventure and FULL fullfillment. What is life if not full of either one of those?
My Revived Vintage is leaving Calgary with me. I have met so many, SO many wonderfully authentic, just real lovely people thru it..One of my dear-dear-dearest and closest friends started out as a client. The support Ive gotten has been overwhelming and has allowed me to live my life everyday doing what Im passionate about.. However again, one of the deciding forces for us to go and move to the island has me setting up my own Revived Vintage shop. Im at that point here in Calgary where Im outgrowing my space and would start to look at a shop option if that was something I wanted to do here in Calgary, but it hasnt ever been and it still isnt. So..this plan has a lil extra selfish "oommmpff" pulling me west.
Ahhhh...its the begining of a whole LOT of steps for us, but I have no doubt, that once we get settled and The Mister and I are sipping B.C wine staring out at the ocean while Mad and the dogs play on the beach, every single moment from now until then will be worth it..Stay tuned..Thats not to say I wont have a few WTF moments, so please, stay tuned for those too. O, and of course, Ill still be posting my finished furniture pieces right until the day we leave..so no worries!
THANK YOU truly and sincerely to my family and friends who have whole heartedly supported us in making this choice! Keeping it positive and exciting even tho I know your putting on a brave face for me and that has meant the WORLD...I love you all very very much....and rememeber, you all promised-crossed-yer-heart and everything, to come and visit