When you’ve decided that change is what you need, figuring out what that looks like is a huge challenge. There are so many things to consider, especially when you have three little kids. We looked at so many things like cost of living, opportunity and what would make us all happiest. The decision was one of the hardest we’ve ever had to make because it meant a complete change. A change of direction in career choice, a change in lifestyle and most importantly of all, a change in province, which ultimately means leaving behind our extended family.
When I was about to turn 5 my parents packed up their lives and moved us across the country to Ontario. It couldn’t have been an easy choice. They left behind all of their families too. In fact as it stands the only family I have in Ontario are my parents, everyone else is still out west. So now I plan to do the same, moving even further east. This isn’t an easy choice. I am after all an only child, so leaving behind my parents is not something I take lightly. But it is also a happy decision for me as I have long wanted to live by the water and after having been to the east coast 12 years ago for our honeymoon we have long wanted to return. It is beautiful and full of opportunity there, so we brave the harsh weather and long distance to make a new and exciting life for ourselves.
This is only half the story though. We are also changing our lifestyle in that both my husband and I are returning to university to complete graduate school. This will be no easy task we know, both of us being in school and working and taking care of kids. Sometimes though you have to take the tough route to get where you need to be, and that’s what we intend on doing. So off to school and off to Newfoundland!