This Spring I moved to Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island. After 16 years on the Sunshine Coast and the last 6 years of building the company ox + monkey, a design & fabrication metal shop, my partnership ended.
The people of Port Alberni have been welcoming and friendly, the outdoor recreation opportunities are endless. There is so much to learn about the area, different cultures, arts, history. Community events will keep me more than busy. Being so central it's only a 1-3 hour drive to many new adventures, as you can see in the photos I'm taking advantage and inspired!
Needless to say I miss my former community dearly. Fortunately my transition has been eased by reflection, observation & the support of good friends who live here and some cherished visits.
I'm slowly settling into my house but building my practice up again has to come first. I look forward to sharing house before and after photos down the road!