Soooo things happened fast and really, in the grand scheme of things, was entirely unexpected. Britt's family never had this on their radar when they built their home six years ago, but one thing they tell people now, never commit to plans that lock you into your future. Even now, her family is setting goals but not saying anything is a guarantee about what they do or WHERE THEY LIVE!
A change for Brittany's family
What's happening? Britt's family is relocating to the next province over and moving to her family's favourite town ... Revelstoke! Britt's family spends most of their free time during the winter in this gorgeous, snowy historic mountain town. The snow is almost endless, and the summers are warm ... compared to Alberta.
Britt's family is also downsizing ... their house will be about 1/3 of the size of their current farmhouse.
Downsizing their Lifestyle
Britt has always been drawn to a simpler life and a minimal style, but after losing her grandmother about a year ago, her perspective really shifted. Britt got to care for her Grandma during her final weeks, and there were some very impactful comments that she made that shifted Britt's focus on life in general. She had no regrets, nothing she felt she needed or wanted to do before she died.
Britt and her husband, Garret, have also always had the motto and belief that you take nothing with you when you go ... we have never seen a hearse pulling a cart of cash, which is something Garret has always said. We don't live to save for one day; we embrace each day, enjoy the mobility our bodies have (while we still can, haha), take risks, and do the things we LOVE without worrying about judgment. They willingly admit they are selfish in embracing their own path without waiting for permission or what is acceptable and expected.
Yes, they are leaving the town that both Britt and Garret grew up in ... Does it feel weird??? YUP, but it feels so RIGHT!
To answer a few questions:
Are we selling our house? Not at this time. Some family will actually be moving into our home this summer.
Where will you live while you are building: We bought a Bell Tent. Stay tuned for more details! Britt hates camping, so this will be an adventure, but the thought of not being close to the new build is not something Britt could handle.
What style of home are you building? A small A-frame home. You take a tour of Britt's current home [HERE].
Will it be the same style as her current home? Not quite. Similar but more industrial and also staying true to the nature and community that Revelstoke holds.
To leave you with a few thoughts: When Britt tells other fellow Albertans that they are moving to beautiful British Columbia, they often say, "that is our plan for when we retire or one day we hope to move there too." And that was Britt's family even up until a few months ago saying things like that. They have spent almost every New Year's in Revelstoke for the last decade and always say, "wouldn't it be cool to live here." Stop waiting for a "one-day opportunity" you control your future. You own your decisions. They may seem hard or impossible, but if you believe it and want something bad enough, you can manifest it. Where there is a will, there is a way!
If you could move anywhere tomorrow would you take the leap to go?