On the move
I always had different opinions about moving.
On the one hand, it’s super exciting – new areas to explore, neighbors to meet, rooms to decorate, and stories to create. Filling a strange place with parts of yourself in order to make this feel like the one place you feel most comfortable in is as challenging as it is rewarding and fun.
On the other hand – physically it’s pretty brutal. Living for days between boxes, searching for stuff you already packed or not yet unpacked, lifting, moving, driving, missing things, sleepless nights, endless “do not forget” lists, and so on. As much as I love a new beginning, I’m always happy when the actual move is over.
This move was no different.
I had previously downsized drastically – from a beautiful top-floor heritage 2 bedroom into a 100 sqft RV, with most of my belongings waiting for me in storage. When I came back to Canada I moved into a beautiful cute studio apartment, and these 300 sqft with an actual kitchen and a little patio were a huge step up from my hippie lifestyle.
This time everything was reversed, inside out. Instead of downsizing I have now space available that my RV AND my apartment would fit in over five times! Haha. And while I’m writing this I still cannot believe that the place I live in right now is my new home:
We have SPACE! We have rooms! We have long hallways and three sets of stairs! We have a garden – with palm trees!! We have a patio with a BBQ. There are four fire places! And… the master suite alone is bigger than my previous studio apartment!
I’m still struggling to make the best photos of the actual house – because between the two of us we could probably fill only ONE ROOM with all the stuff we have – but here are some impressions of the move. With all my excitement it was actually a fun time.
Thanks to Albert & Eva for the incredible and unimaginable amount of help, as well as my lovely mama who travelled all the way from Germany to help me move! You guys made this move not even bearable but the most exciting and rewarding hard work I was ever involved in!
Bye Bye Vancouver – All my belongings are packed onto this ferry.
Most important travel companion (whenever Adam is busy going to BURING MAN sigh): my ART STUFF!
Pebbles made it onto the ferry!!
Pebbles on route to our new home!
En route to our new home … so close!!
Our new neighbors. I’m not super religious but this feels like a good community!
Hmmmm… The candy & drugs box (haha)
Hands get dirty when you move…
It’s official – my key to our new house!!
Couldn’t believe to find a bunch of presents from our amazing realtor on the counter top!
First to unpack: Adam’s nonno & nonnas espresso cups – super happy we got something that reminds me of family <3
Adam’s dad is installing a new railing in the rain – while Adam protects sensitive body parts from getting soaked
Our first dinner in the still empty house with some of the most amazing people in my life