I’ve lived in Vancouver for 17 years (29, if you count time served in the suburbs). It’s a beautiful city, with a lot to offer. Today’s bright spring day is about as good of a demonstration of its benefits as is possible. It’s a city full of great people, doing interesting things, and as such has a long history of cultural and creative production.
All of that said, I’m leaving.
For personal reasons, I’m going to find myself without fixed address as of April 1st. After thinking it over for a little while, I’ve decided to take this opportunity to pull up roots and re-locate. I haven’t really felt at home in Vancouver over the last few months and the political situation in this province certainly doesn’t help matters. All in all, I’ll be happy to get away for a while.
I’m not sure where I will end up. I’m going to spend most of April visiting my family on Vancouver Island, and in May & June I’ll be traveling in Europe and the US to do some speaking and teaching. The plan is to give a new location serious consideration starting in July. I’ve begun to generate a short list of creative cities where I could easily live (with a dog) – if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
In the meantime, please expect some sporadicity in posts as I bounce around.
(top photo by Nick Dobbing)