One of my pet peeves is Facebook updates that go something like this… ‘omg can’t believe this is happening, send me good vibes pleeeease’! WTF right?!
Well I wasn’t planning on being one of ‘those people’ that create unnecessary suspense with no followup but I’ve probably annoyed enough of you over the last few months — dropping hints then disappearing to the cottage and Spain for half the summer.
So I owe you guys an apology and update.
Before the guessing game continues that I got a job (no!), that I’m pregnant (nooo!), moving (yes), here’s what’s up with the fortune cookie photo I posted on Instagram…
At the beginning of the year, we applied for a US Business Visa. Which explains why I was extra busy and cranky. Government paperwork is a beast!
Spring rolled around and we still hadn’t heard back. That’s when I started to lose my mind! Planners have to plan right?! Boxes were half packed. The deadline for CJ’s school tuition was coming up and we had no backup if he loses his spot. Travel plans grind to a halt. Our life was (almost) put on pause.
Fast forward to the beginning of summer when hubby and I were having a date night at Mother Dumpling. At the end of our meal we cracked open our fortune cookies and received these messages (or omens and signs, I prefer to think of them as)… a week later, we got our red, white + blue visas!
So we are moving!
Selling everything and taking this blog and our ad agency on the road (and to a tropical island) in 2018! Redesigning our lives so we don’t have to spend another Canadian winter in a gloomy office.
We will be ringing in the new year in Las Vegas and attending the Affiliate Summit Conference and CES. It’s all about ‘bleasure’ (business + pleasure) right?!
Then hopping over to Costa Rica because somehow hubby ‘accidentally’ booked a flight there! (I am still processing how this happened so I’ll save the story for another time.) We will return to Toronto in the spring to reset before taking our time to slooowly drive and explore Route 66 — visiting our clients/friends and eventually making our way to our new home in California!
It’s exciting and scary seeing our grand plan come together. We’ve had an amazingly eventful life here and Toronto will always be home, but it’s time to get out of our comfort zones and shake things up a bit.
Over the next few months, I’ll be transitioning from CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) to CFO (Chief Family Officer)… getting our family from here to there. Coordinating the logistics of our move, arranging travel plans and homeschooling CJ <– Yikes! So less marketing and more mommying.
The days are going to fly by and as organized as I like to think I am, I’m sure there will be many adjustments and surprises along the way!
I look forward to sharing our journey with you here and on Instagram. 🙂
PS. Comment and let me know how your summer is going! I’ll also love to hear if you have any big plans or changes coming your way as well.