Moving Time? / by Neil Blake

I've been living in my current apartment in the west end of Vancouver for about 3 years now. I can't even remember the last time I lived somewhere for so long, and now my nomad instincts seem to keep trying to get me to look into moving again. 

After my parents got divorced and my mom moved my sister and I back to Sudbury. At first we lived with my grandparents, but once my mom was able to find herself a job and a little bit of stability, it was time to get an apartment on her own. Back then, we would move almost once a year and it was just tiring. We would change neighbourhoods, friends, schools and more. I just couldn't understand my mom'e need to continuously move. 

I've just had to deal with so much change in the past couple of years. Now that I have finally reached a fairly stable state in my health, the feeling to move again is definitely starting to spark up. It would be fun to move again, but at the same time, I love the west end, my building, Greenhorn is across the street, really, everything about where I live right now is awesome. 

Now that I am thinking about it, the only reason I would consider moving today was if I could save a shit-ton of money to pay off some debt and get into better shape financially. In the end however, I know that moving would just stress me out, and I'm not ready to deal with any move stress, and so since I'm the one in control of my life, I am not going to stress myself out when I don't have to.