Posted on April 17, 2009
FALLING IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN
The times my family visited Vancouver when I was a little girl, I was constantly in awe. The buildings, the glass, the concrete, the sounds, the smells, the people. It was all so entirely different from my quiet life in the Comox Valley and constantly offered endless excitement.
When I finally moved to downtown Vancouver just shy of five years ago, I was completely stoked! Everything I’d wanted since I was a little girl was finally mine, and it felt like an adventure had started. After two years, however, something changed. I started to feel resentment and annoyance at a City so seemingly drowning within itself. I wanted desperately to move, and once again started dreaming of a life back in the Comox Valley.
It seems that the tides have turned once again. Between a new apartment that I love so much I could eat it up with a spoon, a great job that I actually (for the most part) enjoy and one fantastic, loving, cuddlebug of a monkey coming to live with me in his forever home in just two more sleeps, I am falling in love again.
In truth, I have so many fantastic memories and opportunities that have been cultivated on Vancouver’s streets and beaches. The friends that have come into my life constantly amaze me. I have a new peace about my situation, about where I’m at and, most importantly, where I’m supposed to be. And right now, that place is absolutely right where I am.
In honour of my revived love affair, a photo essay of some of my favourite places, times and friends in and around Vancouver…