June 6, 2012
We just arrived home from our "new home" out on an island.
As my husband declared to our family & I'm saying to my colleagues, we're here "on an extended visit" until we "go home again"!
Now the big work starts, trying to figure out how to change our plans to move there, instead of out to the country. It's a huge move, one that would involve a lot of planning around our current professions & one that would mean leaving some precious family & friends behind. We still might build in the country if that will net us more than selling our current house & then selling our land here to buy land there & build a new house there. Need to chat with a realtor to see which is the most efficient both in time & in dollars.
The chance to live out the next part of our lives in paradise is too tempting to not act on our gut feelings.
A change in lifestyle would be in order.
Actually, not a complete change, just a "getting back to the real us in a natural way".
Right now, we live a life that is orchestrated to adapt to all around us, to fit in, to measure up, to be "normal".
Reality is, we're unique & really need to stop being who we are not & go back to being who we are!
And if that means moving to an island, wouldn't you?
A couple of pictures to make my point!
Our sunset each night!
Wine to complement our daily activities!
Fairies & buddhas every where you look!
Sea shells by the sea shore!
Daily view from the hot tub!
Our yoga & meditation space each day!
We're pretty sensible people & realize that being on vacation is vastly different than becoming an islander. However, we've spent enough time on this coastal oasis to know how we would work our lives to be there & we know there will be stresses. We truly "live" there while we are there - we stay in a cottage, secluded in the woods, cook our own meals, do our laundry, stay connected to our work & shop as the locals do.
We feel like islanders already! We know the lay of the land, how the system out there works & what is different. Having lived on the west coast already, we know the ups & downs of the rain & are not concerned at all. Seriously, I'll take 2 weeks of downpours over 2 weeks of -40 thanks!!
So very happy that the commitment we've made to live here will be a true commitment.
Now we just have to figure out how to do it!