The sun seemed to shine even brighter there and it was so warm and cozy. There were lots of boats coming and going and lots of action to keep us amused, so we just stayed. The day we were going to leave, we decided to stay one more day. We took a lovely canoe trip across the bay to Garden Bay and noticed a cottage on the hill overlooking the marina and bay. I asked Barry what he thought the place would go for and he answered that he had no idea at all. When we returned to the boat we googled the place and found it to be rather confusing! There were two prices on the listing one for much more than the other so we called and were amazed to find that the listing was for the cheaper one. We quickly made an appointment to view it and we put an offer in on the spot! If you know me, you will know that I have said my ultimate dream was to have a little cottage with a dock out front where we could dock our boat. I would have my cottage and Barry would have his boat. Well, I love this girl too actually. I would have it all. My furniture in storage would have a home again and I would get to "paint" my house (which means DECORATE!!!!). Like my passion for art, interior design is another passion for me. And doing it on a dime is the ultimate thrill!!! So when we found out that we got that cottage for next to nothing my heart soared. You see, the Universe responds to our dreams in strange and creative ways. Sometimes, we have to be open to seeing things creatively to be able recognize that our prayers are even being answered at all.
Four years ago, we moved over to Victoria from The Sunshine Coast. I had lived in Victoria as a child and young adult and had this fantasy of living there again some day. I do love Victoria, but I also loved The Sunshine Coast and left a lot of really good friends there. My children live over here on Vancouver Island, an, hour away in a town called Duncan. We all thought we would spend a lot more time together than it turned out that we did. And that is okay because I believe that we should not live our lives for others. My kids are busy and I am too, just doing our thing. And we have this amazing boat that acts like our home away from home, so coming back for visits a few times a year floats our boat...lol!
So, to make this long story shorter, we bought the place and will be moving September first. I will have a studio!!! Imagine being able to have my stuff out so painting is not such a chore!
As if that is not enough news, I also did my very first radio interview. The host Kristy-Lea Tritz of Women's Empowerment Radio on Bold Radio was awesome. I listened to some of my interview, but to be honest, It made me feel embarrassed. I could hear all my flaws. I realize this is another hurtle for me to overcome or accept. I am me, and that requires some acceptance. I talked about overcoming perfectionism and that tendency to judge myself was on full alert when I was listening to myself! I had to let it go. I am actually in awe that anyone would really want to have me talk for an hour anyway. Listen to the interview -------> Here.
I know that in order to be of service and love another, I have to be of service and love myself first. So I am going to be proud of myself for overcoming a huge fear of public speaking to just do that interview. Wow! I really have come a long way from that oral presentation I did in University Math years ago when My voice vibrated so badly that I sounded like a goat! Right Chris!?!
Anyway we are home and we have a month to get ready for our next big adventure. I will post before and after pics of our new cottage! So excited! I have an art piece just about done to post soon too! I have a lot of work and fun to do so I better get going. Lots of love to you all and I hope your summer has been the best one yet! xoxox