We’d been talking about it for a while; whether or not we still loved living in the city like we did once upon a time; whether or not living with the traffic, the noise, in the flight path for Sea-Tac flight, and the other inconveniences of a growing city were worth it. We talked about leaving behind some of the conveniences of the city too. How much would we miss all of the dining options, easy access to the airport, Pike Place Market? And we also talked, at length, about whether or not we were ready for a change like this. It was likely going to be a change that was going to move us away from family and friends.
And I’d been feeling the urge for a different quality of life for some time. Feeling the call to slow down and appreciate life a little more – without feeling like I was falling behind. Feeling like I wanted to be a part of a community that was smaller and more connected, and that appreciated being out of the hubbub.
So, as of two weeks ago The Fabulous Mr. Fisher (aka husband) and I are no longer city dwellers. It all happened quite fast; a couple of weeks to spruce up the house and a week on the market, and SOLD! Of course, we hadn’t yet found our next home, so with no permanent home to move into just yet we’ve moved into our family owned condo in Port Townsend for the winter. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen some of my photos of our visits here.
And now we begin settling. We’re looking forward to getting to know our community, our neighbors, and the pace of life here. I’ll still be working with my design clients in the Seattle area as well as looking to expand my business west to the Kitsap peninsula. And we’ll be getting very familiar with the ferry schedule because as happy as we are to be here family and friends will always be the most important part of our lives.
I hope you’ll follow along on our adventure there’s more to come. Including a new house (soon I hope).