I’m about to leave for school and leave New Brunswick behind. From my home in Saint John to Nelson BC it would take 38 days total to walk, 2 and a half days to drive or 11 days to bike (all non-stop). Thankfully I am not doing any of those things. Flying will take about 10 hours.
I’m leaving in less than 5 days. The realization hit me weeks ago but I still feel weird about it. I will be leaving behind home cooked meals, friends I have grown up with since kindergarten, and the smell of the bay. Leaving it all behind for a life in the mountains, with new friends with a similar passion and my own cooking (I can’t cook, help me). There will always be Skype, facetime, this blog, facebook, or even snapchat but nothing compares to real face to face talks with people and I will deeply miss everyone back on the Beast Coast.
I am headed to the big mountains of the west, leaving behind Crabbe, the mountain where I learned to ski, where it became my passion, and where I met so many great people. The coaches who helped me weekend after weekend, year after year to improve my skiing and the friends who I spent many nights with going from chalet to chalet. All the people who I have met through skiing have indirectly influenced my decision to go west to pursue my dream and for that I thank those people.
The times, they are a changin. Goodbye NB, hello BC.