January 12, 2015

Our Next Greatest Adventure


our next greatest adventure

I knew there would be a lot of life changes this past year once Sully came into our lives, but I never imagined a move was in our near future. When we decided to sell our home in BC three and a half years ago, and move back to Edmonton, we did so believing that Edmonton would be our forever home. Or at least our home for a really long time. But life has a funny way of throwing opportunities at you when you least expect it, and come February, we will be packing up and calling Calgary home.

When a career opportunity presented itself to Jim back in the fall, we didn't think too much of it. But one thing led to another and we found ourselves having many, many in-depth discussions on the possibility of actually taking the leap and moving to another city just three hours away.  Pros and cons lists were written out. Conversations late into the night, countless emails and text messages sent back and forth during the day dissecting every aspect of what a move like this would entail for our present and our future consumed our days. What about our friends? Our family? My job? Our doctors? My book club? So many factors to consider! But I've always been a firm believer that things happen for a reason and if this move was meant to be, everything would just fall into place. And so they did. Jim and I are no strangers to moving, so those that know us well, weren't completely shocked by the news, but I don't think anyone expected us to move so soon after having a baby.

The decision to move was completely a joint decision, but that doesn't mean I don't have mixed emotions about it. I was born and raised in Edmonton, my parents and brother live here, my friends live here, and I've made some amazing connections with new friends since becoming a mom, so for me, the move is a lot more emotional. But I'm also really, really excited for the new adventures that await us! We've been feeling a little land locked since moving to Edmonton, especially when compared to our life in BC. We are looking forward to being closer to the mountains, three hours closer to BC and to just having a fresh, new start where the possibilities are endless, especially now that we are a family of three. I'm also really excited for Jim to pursue a career that promises to bring more job satisfaction and will complement all that he has worked so hard for in his career thus far. He more than deserves this opportunity. We've never regretted a move in the past, and we can't imagine this one will be any different.

So, with all that being said, I will be in the market for new friends! And a new book club! I'm accepting applications via email. Ha, just kidding! But seriously, if you live in the Calgary area and have room for a new friend, or for a new member in your book club, keep me in mind. I'm pretty much up for anything and I love meeting new people.


22 comments:

  1. Aww, sad to hear you'll be leaving your beautiful house, city, and book club! Ha. But it sounds like the right move in your life right now (no pun intended). Good luck to you and your cute family, Brie!

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    1. Thanks so much, Aylee! It's sad to sell our house, but I'm hopeful we will find our next forever home in Calgary.

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  2. Good luck with the move! You know Alison, Leigh and Nicole? They are all bloggers and Moms in Calgary! And all are awesome!

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    1. Yes, Leigh and I have been chatting via email about it, but I do not know Alison and Nicole!? You will have to pass on their blogs to me :)

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  3. I'm sad to hear that you'll be leaving a place you've called home, but excited for your new adventures! Good luck with the move and I'm sure you'll make tons of new friends because you're such a sweet person :)

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    1. Aww you're too sweet! Luckily, having a baby makes it a lot easier to meet new people and they get you out of the house trying new activities! So I hope you're right ;)

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  4. Calgary?!?!!!! YAYY! You will be so much closer to me. We MUST plan a meet up sometime! Next time I come for a doctor's appointment we will have to plan a day and we can meet or have a play date :)

    Congrats to you guys on the move, I'm sure it will be tough at first but it'll be an awesome adventure for you guys!! xoxo

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    1. YES!! I would love to meet you and S and we will make it happen! And thank you, right now it's all relaxed as we wait for the move, but I'm sure there will be tough moments in the first few months.

      I will email you! :)

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  5. How exciting! Good luck to you guys as you begin this next new chapter. It will feel like home in no time! I look forward to staying in touch through the blogsphere :)

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  6. Calgary definitely has one up on Edmonton for weekend getaway options! And they have some great restaurants too! Good luck with the move!

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    1. Right?! We have never gone to places like Banff because we just can't on a regular weekend. I think this move will definitely bring out the adventurous side in us again :)

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  7. Very exciting! Good luck with the move. I love Calgary and have many friends and family there so I don't doubt that you will settle in nicely.

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    1. Thanks, Becky! We'll have to have one big meet up with Tawnya one day soon :)

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  8. So excited for you guys again! I'm biased but love Calgary. And know that if you ever want to do something, I'm around :) Well maybe give me a couple of weeks post baby of course :)

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    1. You bet!! As soon as you're ready post baby! :)

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  9. This is so exciting and scary, all at the same time! You sound like you've really given it the thought it deserves, and I'm sure it will be wonderful. Looking forward to hearing how it goes!

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    1. I don't even like change all that much (I'm a creature of habit!), but something about moving I find exciting!

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  10. I found you on Saturday Spotlight and although I am not in Calgary so I don't qualify in the new friend department lol I wanted to say CONGRATS on the new job opportunity and the move even though you have mixed emotions! Everything happens for a reason and I am sure that this move will be awesome for you all

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    1. Aw, thank you for the kind words, Kendra! I agree, I've always believed everything happens for a reason, so I'm hopeful this move will be a great one :)

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  11. Good luck with the move! Can't help in the real life friend department (I'm in Indiana :)) I pray it is an easy transition for you all!
    Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

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