So, this year has been the biggest year of my life. (& that’s an understatement)
I started off the year, by doing 3 major presentations on design, one being at Alt Summit (this is BIG for me, as I am more comfortable hanging out backstage than being front & centre). Then, I quit my full-time job at an advertising agency in February and started my own business (a scary, huge & amazing move & the BEST decision!). I thought all of that was pretty big, and didn’t think this year could handle much more. But, I was wrong & here is the biggest change yet…
From Calgary to Toronto we go. It’s crazy. It’s exciting. It’s terrifying. And, it’s surreal. I don’t think I’ll fully believe it until we are setting up house in TO. We move soon! August to be exact. The funny thing is, Shane has never even been to Toronto! We are definitely making a huge leap and we can’t even wait to see where this big step takes us.
It’s a big move, as you can see (above), Toronto is far from Calgary. A 3.5 hour flight or 3,300 kms. I’m going to miss Calgary terribly. It’s such a bittersweet decision. Our family is here, and we have such amazing friends – I can’t even imagine how hard August will be when we say our “goodbyes”. But, when you know it’s time to move onto a new adventure, you HAVE to go.
So you are probably wondering, why? Why would you just pick up everything, pack your life in boxes, sell your things and move across the country? Well, first off: why not? Shane and I have been talking a lot lately about taking risks, living a life with no regrets and not just staying in something or somewhere because it is easy and comfortable. We aren’t meaning we are going to be reckless and vagabond, but we are going to jump at opportunities when they come our way. Life is too short. We want to live a life of adventure! But how TORONTO all happened was our dear friends (Sam & Jess), friends who married us, friends who we love with all of our hearts, are going to start a church in downtown Toronto starting Fall 2012. Shane and I have been working with Sam & Jess, volunteering our time and talents towards design & media at our church for a few years now, and we knew as soon as they said they were going to start something new – we had to go with them. We are starting something big & beautiful & loving & exciting in downtown Toronto. I can’t wait.
We’ve just launched our website and there is a video that speaks a bit more to the heart of the church, if you are interested, you should check it out!
Well, that is what’s happening in my life! It’s going to be a wild few months, working with my amazing clients, going to Europe and then moving across the country. I don’t know what the future has in store, but it’s bright & new & exciting! Let’s live a life full of adventure & no regrets…
PHOTO of Shane & I in Dumbo by Brookelyn Fitts.