It is -34 degrees outside. It’s been a month since we arrived here in Canada to start a new life, a new adventure. ‘Crazy’ is the word that comes to mind as I sit by the window in reflective mode. I have done and allowed ‘crazy’ things in my life, but this is by far the craziest!

We have left our comfort zone behind in the UK, uprooted the kids from their established and cozy school support networks, from General Practitioners familiar with their medical history etc. We’ve thrown one promising career trajectory into jeopardy by introducing distance (5,804km) and remote working into the equation, and literarily walked away from the convenience of another.

Broken, fractured and unresolved friendships and family relationships are also neglected casualties in this crazy move. Not everyone understands and some feel justifiably hurt and perplexed by the apparent suddenness of this move. I regret that and I am saddened by that. But it is okay to feel sad after making the right decision.

This is the right decision for me. This is the right decision for us. Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone and be willing to take risks if you are to find yourself, break new ground and reach for the stars.

A fish out of water doesn’t stay still unless dead. It flip flops seeking its way back to the water, its source, its essence.