I had a wonderful weekend in Nanaimo with my dear friend “Dolly Iris”.
I love coming home to spend time with old friends. The older I get the more I realise how important loved ones are to me and I know that I can’t afford to take them for granted. I consider my friends my number one priority in life.
Which makes answering the next question very difficult.
Ever since I announced that my US citizenship went through everyone’s been asking me not if, but when I plan on moving down there. My kneejerk reaction is to laugh and tell them I have absolutely no intention of moving down there in the foreseeable future.
I have a good life up here. I have wonderful friends, I live in the most beautiful spot on the planet, I have a great apartment and housemate, my job is good, and it’s really nice to have lived in one place for so long. I think I’ve lived here, at my current address, longer than any other place in my life. I’m very stable and secure.
Comfortable even. But yet, I’m not content and I know exactly why.
I’m a journalist – that’s what I’m meant to do in this life. I can feel it right to my bones and when I’m not being a journalist I feel like I’m stuck. Trapped in a rut. I don’t feel like there’s much farther to go as a journalist in this city. If I want to advance in my career I might have to consider a move elsewhere. At least for a short period.
You really do have to take risks to get ahead in life. Well calculated and thoughtful risks. I feel like I need to step out of my comfor zone to advance in life. Not right away, but eventually I’ll have to do it.