04 June 2015
Dave and I are wanderers. At the end of the day, while we like the comfort of a warm bed and food in our bellies, we don't really care where or how it happens. In truth, I feel that as long as he is by my side, we are good to go (insert sappy sigh here).
We've had a wanderers' relationship from the start. We met across the miles, dated across the miles, were married across the miles. We've supported each other from afar and when we are together, we try to remember all of the time we spent apart and how we longed for these moments of being able to hold hands and talk to one another face-to-face over the dinner table. Being together, however, didn't mean that we - as a unit - wanted to settle down, buy a house, and stay in the same place all our lives.
I don't think that is what resonates with either of our souls.
So, instead we are looking at options. Options for where our next adventure in life is going to take us. I know, I know...we only just moved to Winnipeg a few short months ago, but we came knowing that we didn't want to be here for very long. We know our hearts are elsewhere and we know that "home" for us (in the most loose sense of the word), is on Vancouver Island.
That being said, to live our dream on Vancouver Island requires many steps to get there (at least for the way in which we want to manifest it). And that is where the previously mentioned "options" come in.
Right now, a multitude of choices are on the table. Seriously. It's like one big giant buffet where you want a bit of everything but you are only allowed to take a plate of one delicious item. I wish I could share all of the options with you...and, some of you know what they are and what we are grappling with, but I am hesitant to put them on the blog right now as we are in the thick of *BIG DECISION TIME.*
Maybe it's me and the idea that if I write them down then none of them will happen. I've always had this crazy notion around saying something out loud or writing things down. If I say or write it, then it can't happen (maybe that's why I've never been a big fan of vision boards??).
Let's just say that all of the options are a little daring. Whether it is in regards to the location, the finances involved, the job, or the duration of time we are looking at being in our next spot, all of them have a little bit of an edge.
This is why it is taking so long to decide. This is why I haven't really felt like blogging.
This is why I feel a little lost and nervous and excited all at once.
I'm used to change. It's always been a part of my life and I am now at a point in my life where I celebrate my nomadic spirit instead of thinking there might actually be a little defect going on in my heart, brain, soul. I've enjoyed all of the adventures I've experienced and the way it brings me closer to my true self, both as an individual and as a part of this wanderer duo.
I want to start writing more. Dave has been encouraging me to do this. I know it is good for the brain and the soul to get things out, to make things known. To wrangle them out on paper or the Internet and maybe, just maybe have another soul out there connect with what you are saying.
So yeah...some big life decisions. I'll keep you posted. ;-)