I’m sorry for the disappearing act, friends. I could never have expected the type of feedback I received at the end of the first yearlong shopping ban… to be honest, it’s been a bit overwhelming – in the best way possible, of course. I appreciate every single comment, email and Facebook message that has come through, as well as all the support from friends and fellow bloggers who helped spread the word. I have loved connecting with so many new people over the past two weeks. :)
One thing I truly didn’t expect, though, was the volume of you who have come forward and said you’re going to join me for the second yearlong shopping ban. I’m excited to share this journey with so many of you! For the past two weeks, I’ve been brainstorming ways for us “shopping banners” to stay better connected: should we have a closed Facebook group? Monthly Twitter chats? Forums? What would you like? I want your input and promise to get something setup soon.
The other reason I’ve been MIA is because I made a big decision a few weeks ago, which needed to be taken care of this week. Those of you who have been reading for a while know I’ve moved many times over the years. I left my hometown to move to Toronto for work, then took that job to Vancouver and have been there for the past two years. I’ve loved so many things about living in and exploring Vancouver, but my heart has been calling me home for a while… so, I moved back to Victoria.
It wasn’t an easy decision to make, at first, and I’ll talk a lot more about that in Monday’s post. However, now that I’m here, I can tell you it was the right decision – just like quitting my job was the right decision and simplifying my life was the right decision. I will say, it was adding to my feelings of being overwhelmed. Two of the biggest areas of my life have undergone changes in the past month: where I live and how I make a living. But Victoria is definitely the place for me to experience this next stage.
So long, Vancouver. It’s good to be home. <3
How was your week? :)