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.