But then, I got married, and I moved back to BC. Now, for a short time, I'm in Alberta again.
But as the years went on, I found the unique prairie beauty growing on me. After five years of living in Alberta, I was surprised to discover that I like it here. I genuinely liked Alberta. I still loved BC, and for those first five years, I still felt like I was going home, every time I traveled into the mountains covered with trees of beautiful shades of green.
But that changed. I still felt like I was going home when I returned to BC, but the difference was, when I returned to Alberta, I also felt like I was coming home.
It's still that way now. I feel like I have so many place I can call home, so many people who are almost like family to me, so many places that I love to be.
I often wondered growing up, what it would have been like to be one of those families that never moved. To have grown up in the same place my entire life. But I'm so glad I didn't. I'm so glad we moved all those times, hard as it was. My life is so much richer for having had all those experiences. And I have so many places I can call home.