Fours years ago today Ahuva and I drove from northern New Brunswick to St. Stephen. I had an appointment at 1:00 pm and I was 20 minutes late. That might not sound responsible of me but I will remind you that we had just driven from a suburb of Vancouver BC. The straight line distance is 4,143 km (2,574 miles). The driving distance is closer to 6,000 km (3,750 miles). I don’t think 20 minutes is that big a deal. 🙂
My appointment was with a lawyer and a large pile of paperwork. I bought a house. A house on the opposite side of the Country, on an Island I had never visited.
I didn’t know anybody out here and now I can’t imagine a life without them or this place. Life is good.
The traditional gift for a 4th Anniversary is (they say) fruit or flowers. Well the only flowers I can offer are some wild ones from the side of the road.
I read a blog post that said in 4 years I should be able to become a carpenter, get a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitzu, acquire a 1400 ELO chess rating, have a conversation about the depth of the ocean with a 3 year old I conceived 4 years ago, learn to code just about anything, learn to speak Mandarin, read 12-16 books on finance and meditation and self-improvement, and/or become an intermediate guitar player.
For a variety of reasons I haven’t managed any of them. I’m still trying to get a good shot of the sunsets in front of my house. 🙂