And so the adventure begins... (Eh!)
A little over a week ago, I announced that I was moving to Canada. And now I'm writing this on my couch sitting next to Jay in our house and it all feels so surreal. The drive from DC up to Canada was the most intense thing I've ever done. Growing up in Hawaii, I've never driven a long distance, so this was completely new for me. I was excited. It was an adventure, and it was so much fun doing it with my best friend as my copilot.
Friday night, we ordered a pizza since everything was in boxes. And then early Saturday morning, we headed over to the U-Haul to pick up the moving truck. Carrying everything down from my 4th floor apartment to the truck was longest, most tiring thing. It was only the two of us, with huge heavy furniture (and I seem to have a lot more stuff than I thought...)
I knew leaving my apartment would be hard, but I didn't think I would cry. Once we got everything out of it and it was completely empty, it hit me that I would never walk back into this place, that it wouldn't be mine anymore, and that was hard for me to swallow. So much happened while I was in this place, I grew so much, so many memories were made, I laughed, I cried, I smiled and I yelled. But I think the most important and most memorable thing about this place is that I realized who I am and who I want to be in this space. I'm really going to miss my first apartment.
After 4 hours of going up and down from my apartment to the truck, we were finally on the road up north! The drive started out good until it started raining, and that rain turned into a torrential downpour and that downpour turned into a tornado and we had to stop driving. It was so hard to drive and I was really scared, but after about 12 hours of driving, we made it!
I'm completely in love with our neighborhood. I've had the chance to meet some of our neighbors and they're great so far! Our house is on a lake and the sunsets and sunrises from our backyard are something straight out of my wildest dreams.
One of the first things we did after we finished unpacking and getting somewhat settled was visit Crawford Lake, which was beautiful! It was a great eye-opener for me because when I was there soaking up how beautiful Canada is, I realized that I made the right choice to move here and that all the stress and uncertainty was well worth it.
I can't wait for all the adventures to come! I'm so thankful to be here!