Over the past weeks, our conversations have moved from “Are we doing this?!?” to “We’re doing this!!” From “Can we do this?!” to “Let’s do this!” We’ve gone from flip flopping and doubts and excuses for not going, to plunging head first into making it happen.
We’re moving to Cayman!
Even though we made this decision almost a month ago, it has yet to really set in. It all happened so quickly and unexpectedly, my emotions have yet to catch up with the rational part of my brain. It hasn’t hit me yet that we’ll be leaving behind all that is familiar – friends, family, apartment, neighbourhood, favourite local haunts, my job of almost 5 years – to start a completely new life 2,700 kms away on an island in the middle of the Caribbean.
The only word I can think of to describe how I’m feeling is empowered.
I’ve taken complete control of my life and am plunging into the unknown. I’ve never felt more exhilarated or brave in my entire life, and it’s all-consuming.
I’m sure I’ll have moments over the coming weeks, like our going away party, my last girls’ dinner, our last night in Toronto with my family before we fly out, where my ugly cry face will make an appearance, but for the most part I can’t wait to see what Cayman has in store for us. It’s a huge move for us, not just for our careers, but also for our relationship, and I love that Ben is just as excited as I am.
Happily in Pursuit
We’ve talked about starting a blog for a while, even before we knew we were moving. I love to write and share my experiences, and Ben immediately started looking at drones, so I think he’s a tad excited to explore filmmaking. We both love photography.
The name came to me one night last week when I was watching Hector and the Pursuit of Happiness. Towards the end, Christopher Plummer’s character has a line that goes like this.
We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness, but with the happiness of pursuit.
And I thought that line perfectly described Ben and I – we’re so happily in pursuit. Happiness to us is a by-product, found in all the silly, spontaneous, routine snippets of our daily lives. We hope you’ll follow along in the adventures of our pursuit. <3