(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Why Windsor…”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)
Whenever my husband or I tell people that we’re planning to leave Victoria, BC next Spring and move across the country to Windsor, Ontario, one of the first questions we’re asked, not unreasonably, is, “Why Windsor?” Depending on who’s asking and the context of our conversation, the tone ranges from surprise to disbelief to genuine curiosity to a hint of distaste…but in nearly every case, the question comes up almost immediately. (Followup questions usually run along the lines of, “Where’s Windsor, exactly?” “Isn’t the job market there really bad?” and, “Ontario? You DO know that it snows there, right?!”)
It’s not always easy (or even possible) to explain in a few words just why we made the decision to uproot ourselves from the familiar and embark on this mid-life adventure. As well, I know that it will be a challenge to keep everyone in our lives completely up-to-date with everything that happens along the way. With that in mind, this blog was born – to answer the questions, to chronicle the journey, to stay in touch.
We’re excited about the possibilities for our future in the city of Windsor, and I look forward to sharing snippets of our new life with you! Whether you’re a family member, a friend, a stranger who stumbled across this blog, or someone who’s interested in seeing Windsor, Ontario through the eyes of a newcomer, you are invited to follow along.