To move or not to move, that is the question…..

photo_3I live in Langley BC, but downtown Vancouver is my work, my play, and somewhat my old stomping ground.

Tonight, Stacy and I went on an impromptu trip to the city to run a few quick errands. We completed them and then grabbed takeout at the fabulous RainCity Grill, and ate on the beach at English Bay – one of my favourite happy places:) We ended our quick date with a cupcake stop and a real milk hot chocolate in Yaletown. It was so great. HUGE thanks to our friends Kris and Kim for taking our kids on a playdate so they wouldn’t be bored running errands lol. Love my people.

Stacy_Marika-0518Over the last 2 years, we have had a tentative plan to move back downtown or in the area of Vancouver. We
lived in Yaletown on marinaside when we had 2 kids and I was pregnant with my third in 2006, and we LOVED every minute of it. We have been super blessed with living in Langley for the last few years, but to be honest, I’m feeling unsettled and that our season in the suburbs could be coming to an end. I’d say we have had the best of both worlds. DSC04372We love driving to the city to visit the beach, the aquarium and do the big city activities,  but then we drive home to a great Langley neighbourhood to the space where our kids can be kids and play knee hockey with their friends and jump on the trampoline. Our kids school has been fabulous to us, and the activities we have been involved in have enhanced our kids lives immensely. But it’s a different time from when we moved here 8 years ago. Many of our friends lived here, and now those good ones have moved away. We are in the city for meetings at least four days a week, as well as auditions, filming and all that good stuff. I think because I have more time now to myself ( which I am enjoying ) I would like to be out and about more, and I LOVE the water. We do now also have a great community of people that we love in the city, and I love that my kids get to grow up being loved by good people and they get to watch some of our friends have some of the coolest jobs in the world.


Needless to say, we’ve started looking. I cringe at the thought of house/apt. prices but Im ready to take it on. I don’t know if we will move soon, we will do it only when we are sure, but I think I’m ready. Its definitely harder this time to move, as the kids are all in school and we have to be mindful of what they have to go through in making a big move like this. But, when a season ends, I don’t believe we should stay in it just because it “feels” comfortable. We are taking it slow but I want to to do it. I know career wise, I miss many events due to the fact that I’m in the burbs. I would like to attend these more as well as see my friends, and I love being a part of such a great entertainment industry in Vancouver.

I’m taking a deep breath, holding my husbands hand, and trusting that God has all this under control. So, we carry on……

If any of you have any wisdom or thoughts, I’d love to hear. I love getting outside perspective!


2 thoughts on “To move or not to move, that is the question…..

  1. Ok… Great idea because Lord knows it would make it so much easier for those quick weekend trips to Vancouver when you have a place to stay! Make sure you have a guest room!!!!

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