Welcome to Hope

Well well well funny how life comes full circle eh!!

So housing in Vancouver is OUTRAGEOUS! The building I lived in before now wants $1560 for a one bedroom and when I moved out last August it was $1414.

The one across the street where I lived the last 20 years off and on wants the same and more.

I give up…for now. You win. I love you but it is a toxic relationship. We moved so many times.  I worked so hard to earn the wage I needed to support my kid and rent an apartment but then flipped upside down and I went South for the winter.

That was all fine and dandy until EVERYTHING got flipped again and I had to fork over $600 to get a new tix home to leave early only to arrive and have to self isolate for 14 days. Which totally did a number on my head.  But my soul thrived.

I danced, I laughed, I cried, I drank and other things to heal my hurt from the loneliness and I survived and now I have moved. This is the really weird part.

You see as child I lived in Hope. Sadly, I had some serious personal life events that made it hard to like it here. Not Hope so much but where we actually lived…which my Mom often referred to as “Beyond Hope!”

But I digress. I am here. I was at my sister’s for the self-isolation and let me tell you, I was isolated. It’s really hard to get around and with buses going down well that whole commuting thing…I can’t do it anymore. I did it for years, working nightshifts and commuting and omgosh, things I saw and heard. Unhealthy for this kid.

That is why the last job I made sure I had an apartment where I could walk to work. Then the nanny contract ended and well I wanted to try Tofino. I went, I tried, I got laidoff and went to Mexico…and that is one circle…I was going to go back but it completely shut down.

I might have had a place to stay there was no job and no way to get there. I had booked buses and hostels and they got cancelled.

So after a month and half of bugging my little sis, this birdie flew the coop and set off for her nesting grounds.

I am not sure how I really got here but I am and my parents are buried here so I have been visiting them and visiting the river and well is SUPER GORGEOUS right now.

All I can think is Hope needs me right now. I find I end up in certain places where I am not really sure why and I think it is for me but then later some realization or lesson become clear and I am like ..OH, that was why I went there. You know they say we have all these lessons to learn…I must be a slow learner..

Anyways if you check out my Instagram and Fb I am posting lots of photos there. WordPress I have always found unfriendly so don’t like to post much on here.  So here are just a couple