After living in Vancouver since I’d first arrived in Canada in September, and hangin out there for 6 months, it felt like time for a chance of pace.
My awesome flatties were moving out + heading back to their homeland — Aussie, so it seemed like a good time for me to get on outta there and switch it up.
From experience, I know that its so easy to get stuck in the same old day-to-day patterns, and sometimes, unless you’re kinda forced into a situation, things would probably just stay the same.
I knew one thing for sure — I wanted to get out of the city. After a while Vancouver was starting to feel like just another city to me... Sure, there were big mountains in the background, it wasn't out of the norm to see people trekking on public transport with their ski/snowboard gear, and the majority of people that live there are Canadian... But sometimes you gotta get out of the big cities to truly get experience a country's culture.
Fast-forward 3 weeks, and I’m living in Whistler, BC.
A yellow school bus drives past my place every weekday at 3.05pm (we don't have yellow school buses down under, so whenever I see one it feels like I'm in a North American movie or something), there's signs everywhere warning you about bears, there's a big (currently half-frozen) lake just around the corner, everyone drives huge trucks, there's log cabins & sick wood panelling everywhere, and everything just feels way more Canadian here... I love it.
Before I moved here I'd visited a few times before, and I just fucking fell in love with the vibe of this place. It’s adventurous. It’s chilled out... And everyone is just out to have a damn good time.
They even have a competition for the most stoked residents of Whistler... Yeap.
Most of the people that live here aren’t from Whis, so it makes for some awesome convos hearing where everyone is from and what kind of adventures they’ve had in their life so far. I'm probably the only person here who didn't move here solely for the Winter season & the snow, but I'm all good with that. The vibe here is good enough for me. The people are awesome, the mountains are huge, the lakes are epic, and everyone's just out to get amongst life.
I like you.