The weather here in Vancouver is unseasonably warm, the local mountains show little signs of snow and the magical cherry blossoms are lining the pavements
As Spring desperately tries to edge out Winter before its time, my head is fiercely trying to block any "move time" thoughts before time. I'm inside a little inner battle with myself because you see Spring draws in the Summer and my friends...Summer is when we will be leaving our lovely life in Vancouver.
It is not that I ain't a little bit excited and curious about our new adventure, but the whole experience can be somewhat unsettling as you know and this is what I am trying to delay as much as possible. I recall our last move, where in one month there were around 7 different countries we were "maybe" moving to at different times.
I'm an uber planner, organiser and researcher, I have a not so secret love for it. This is much to my Husband's dislike sometimes when I wake up early on a Sunday morning wanting to plan out our day, month or even year. Even to do lists make me all warm and fuzzy inside. So for me - trying not to research the possibilities, properties and a hundred other things after a casual mention of a posting in a certain country, is like trying not to scratch an insect bite. I've accumulated the most peculiar knowledge base from this, such as an in depth view of the Maltese property market despite never actually stepping foot in the country. When the times comes, I will avoid as much as possible to do this again. Note to self: you have a limited amount of storage memory in your brain J, which needs to be saved for useful information only.
My strategy so far has been to ban my friends and family from all "move and leaving conversations" only to raise it myself 5 minutes after shutting them down (sorry guys). I actively scowl at anyone who asks me if I know where we are moving to next or if there is any news (9 months before time). I mean 'cmon - if I knew something as big as when and where we were moving to next, do you think I would just casually drop it into the end of a conversation after being prompted? "Oh yess, sorry...it tooootally dropped my mind for 30 minutes while I was telling you about what I ate last night, how work is, about this funny cat video on Utube and the Bear on the local news that was hanging in someone back garden...(yes a conversation with me is riviting)...we are moving to the South Pacific tomorrow - can't wait!' Although, I do know people are just being nice and /showing polite interest in my life, so the scowl is not quite warranted.
Despite my best efforts, my heart is gradually starting to say goodbye to Vancouver. Last weekend I clicked out my ski boots at the bottom of Whistler mountain, I caught myself bidding farewell and wondering when I would next ski. However, in the meantime, I have mini trips and activities planned with my friends that seem to extend my mental deadline of moving, this is something I feel helps a lot.
As always, sharing your tips and experience is appreciated
p.s. the picture was taken at Lost Lake in Whistler
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