Next month I’m flying to Canada to live there for a couple of months. Even though that sounds exciting, there are also moments that I think by myself ‘What am I doing?’. I have to admit that it’s a bit scary to go to a different place in the world where you don’t really know anyone yet and have to figure everything out. Somehow living in one place seems more challenging than just traveling around, but that’s probably because I’ve never done it before.
This morning as I’m looking at the sunrise, I suddenly have the thought ‘Soon some time I’ll see the sunrise in Vancouver’ and a smile comes on my face. Again I realize that it’s all about your perspective. Of course moving to a different country for a while is out my comfort zone, but I believe it’ll be a great experience and I’m excited about it. Going to new places and making new friends, what’s not to be excited about?
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
— Wayne Dyer
The plan for now is to live in Vancouver for a couple of months while keeping my webdevelopment business here in the Netherlands. It’ll be all about experiencing how it is to live in different country where no one knows me and I have to start all over again. What I’ve done so far is to reach out to a couple of Facebook and Meetup groups to connect to a few people that live in the area. I’ve also booked an Airbnb for the first days which will allow me to discover the city and see what could be a nice neighbourhood to live in. Of course I’ve also looked at the map where the local coffee places and gyms are, quite essential I would say ;-). Last but not least, I’ve watched some walking tours through the city on youtube, which is a nice way of getting a feeling for the city.
Since I’ll be close to America I’ve planned to visit my friends and family there for Chistmas and New Years, so that’s another thing to look forward to. For now I’ll still be a few weeks in Utrecht to finish some work, celebrate my birthday and say goodbye. Soon I’ll be watching the sunrise from Vancouver Canada.