Sunday, April 28, 2013

One Year in BC - Gratitude

It's been a year since I picked up and moved out West. At first I thought it was going to be for only 4 months, and then I fell in love with Victoria :) It has been quite a set of adventures, building life up almost from complete scratch again. Everything may be unknown in life, but anything is possible!

I'm grateful for the ocean and the mountains of Washington in the distance, beer on the beach, and swing-dancing in just about every physically possible place in the city. Living with addicts and lunatics (the boarding house) and learning how to handspring over other human beings :) Living in a creepy house with echoing wooden floors. Not so nice, but a great place for a temporary dance studio.

From having one suit-case and nothing, I now have a job in a community of dear, sweet folk with quirky, endlessly entertaining students; finally, a cozy little home in Fernwood with a room-mate who is wise, positive, and adventurous (and a popcorn addict like myself).

Finally, dear Victoria, which seems to float in clouds of blossoms and be filled with laid-back friendly musicians and gardeners, and sailing ships coming in and out.

"Dwell on the beauty of life.  Watch the stars,
and see yourself running with them." ―Marcus Aurelius

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