They say a man with one watch knows what time it is and a man with two watches is never sure. Right now I feel like Ken and I are living in a clock factory.
We just arenâ€™t sure of a few things.
My last trip to New Mexico made it clear we arenâ€™t moving south any time soon. My brother has stepped up to care for dad and that leaves us free to wander.
There are a few things we do know.
It is time to leave Bowen Island.
We want to stay in Canada.
Weâ€™d like to live in a small town with amenities such as a pool, movie theatre, and community centre. Ken wants to stay near water. I want to be able to walk to a store or farmers market. I really want a view. We are tired of the rain and would like a place with a bit more sun.
Knowing what we donâ€™t want is important as well.
We donâ€™t want to deal with a ferry on a regular basis. And we donâ€™t want to move so far away that friends wonâ€™t come to visit us.
I do know how fortunate we are to be free to choose our next move. Yet it is overwhelming to not know what is next. I do know that no matter what, Ken and I will do it together.
We also know that change is in the air and that we will strive do the â€œnext right thing.”