It’s been a while since I’ve talked about life, other than what’s going on with our home makeovers and the odd DIY. Life looks a lot different for our family lately. The last 3 months we’ve adjusted smoothly and quite well overall since moving back to Canada! We had a gorgeous extended fall and spent a good amount of time walking the beautiful paths by our house. It was the most we spent outdoors in months, it was just too hot and smoggy in Bakersfield. It’s incredible what some real fresh air can do for the soul!
The kids have been the strongest in all of this. From the moment we told them we were moving away from California to Canada, they were ecstatic! We even tried to explain that it meant no more beach trips, flip flops, amazing Mexican food, exploring free museums, top-notch flea markets and thrift stores. But they didn’t seem to care. Or maybe I was just telling myself all of that….
One thing I know. Kids make you see what really matters in life. They made me realize that all those things are so superficial and while they are great in the moment, they don’t last. They don’t make life meaningful or memorable. This quote says it perfectly:
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
I am forever grateful for our time in California. I spent my twenties in the coolest place I could imagine. I enjoyed every adventure there and every memory made. But most of all, I met some of the most incredible people there. People I would never have known today if it wasn’t for stepping out into the unknown. Most importantly, we became a family of five in California.
And here I am in my thirties, starting fresh all over again. What a blessing! Every new place brings new experiences and new friendships. I can’t wait to see what the next few years unfold. I am excited for my kids to be near family again. To see their Opa, Oma, Uncles and Aunts as often as they like. Making new memories with loved ones.
So, I guess you can say that life has been wonderful. Busy, crazy, insane at times. But wonderful. And for the record, I think winter is officially here. So there’s that….
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