Your prompt, on this numerically pleasing 05/05/10, is: life changing.
Tie it in to Cinco de Mayo as you wish :)
I have a handful of important dates coming up and it's about time I got around to sharing them with you. So let me get to it, in chronological order even.
June 18th - This will be my last day of work at BC Hydro. And hopefully my last day of work in a cubicle... ever.
June 25th - We're packing up our stuff and moving to Osoyoos. Initially we will be staying at Kat's parents house but we'll be renovating the cabin in the orchard and moving into that as soon as we can manage. Then we'll save up to build a proper house on another section of her parents 20 acre property.
July 31st - Wedding day. I suppose I already shared this date with you :)
So what's the plan for work? In the spring, summer, and fall we'll be focusing on growing and selling vegetables (and helping sell Kat's parents fruit) at farmers markets, restaurants, and stores. Kat was doing this last summer and I went to help as much as I could. Even with the long road trips I really enjoyed it.
In the winter Kat is going to teach school part time and teach yoga as much as she can while I... we'll see :)
The plan is to find some part time work to keep the money coming in and spend the rest of my time focusing on my writing. Failing the part time job thing... I'll just focus on the writing. It's also possible that I might get some consulting work out of my contacts at BC Hydro, which would be both excellent and flexible (possibly excellent because it's flexible).
This blog will of course continue no matter what. But in addition to this one I'm putting together a new blog for the farm business and I'll be sure to share that with you once I have it looking vaguely presentable.
This is all very exciting and scary and completely, utterly life changing. I can't wait to get out of the city and live in a wide open space with fresh air. Working outdoors is something I've wanted to do for a long, long time. I got a small taste of that last summer with my weekend trips to visit Kat in Osoyoos but now I get to completely immerse myself in it.
Wish us luck :D