As I mentioned in my previous blog, my move to Calgary is going to be a major change for my family.
I want to jump right into it. That’s the thing my wife Heather understands after all the other ventures I’ve had over my career.
I want to get acclimatized and do as much as I can in a short period of time. Heather says go out there and do what you’ve got to do. I’m blessed that way and I’m doing what’s best for my family.
They’re not coming out right away. As a matter of fact, we don’t have a set date just yet, but it will be an adjustment before and after they come out to Calgary.
Even before they come out, I’ll be away. My eldest son, Calvin, is in Grade nine now and my younger guy, Christian, is in Grade six.
I love spending time with them. They’re two fantastic boys and it will be tough not being there to say goodnight to them or ask how their days went. There will be a lot of conversations, but they won’t be face to face. It will be from a distance.
When they do finally come out, we’ll make the best of where we are. Calgary is a great city and you’re so close to places like Banff and Canmore. There are a lot of wonderful things to do, but the boys will be leaving a lot of friends behind and their schools.
I know they’ll acclimatize quickly, but it will take time. It could be a year or a year-and-a-half from now. They’ll come out here and I’ll get back and see them too, but there’s no timeline set on a permanent move.
I’m excited to get to Calgary, but as I settle in, I’ll be happy for things like Skype and Face Time.