Trust the process 🙏
Sometimes you can want something to work out so badly but everything is working against you to make it not happen. How do you know when to keep fighting for it and when to throw in the towel?
For example, two years ago Ryan and I tried to move back to the Rockies, Canmore AB specifically. We thought we did everything right. We came out in shoulder season to find a place, scheduled viewings ahead of time, and every day that there was a new listing we would be shooting emails right away. Everything we tried fell through and we failed miserably. We tried so hard to find a place to live near the mountains and it felt like we were fighting against something that just did not want us out there at time. We ended up returning back to my home town not too long after because we realized the housing market was impossible out there. Looking back, I’m so thankful we did. We were able to grow our business exponentially, create lifelong relationships, pick up new hobbies, and be close to my family (it had been a long time since I lived near them). If the Rockies had worked out when we tried, I’m sure a different path would’ve been paved. I’m so grateful for the one that was created for us back in Ontario which has now naturally led us back out west. Only this time instead we are an hour from the mountains in our ideal location. We’re already living our dream life which we actively pictured when we were struggling to make things work back home. We would always talk to each other about what our ideal day looked like and it would always go something like “wake up early, go to the gym, work from home for a few hours, go climbing (or hiking or trail running), eat good vegan food”. Definitely not a lot to ask but when you’re far from the places that inspire you the most, the mountain lifestyle can seem like such a fantasy. All that to say, we’ve been able to experience our ideal days and it was certainly worth the wait 🌸Sometimes you have to embrace your failures and trust that there’s an alternative path that will eventually take you there 💛
Ps our life is FAR from perfect, I’m writing this from an empty condo and still living out of this purple backpack 😂