June 25th, 2014
Well hello Kelowna!
I have waited almost a month to write this blog. I wanted to really settle in and try to find the right words. This move to Kelowna is a first for me.
I can hear what some of you are thinking… Ummmm.. Susan, what do you mean.. you lived in Kelowna for almost 7 years.. you were part of a number 1 morning show in Kelowna.. pretty sure you have “done this” before.
You are correct. That isn’t what I mean.
What is new is that in all my moves, this is the first place I have ever moved back to!
I have always been a “keep on moving forward” kinda gal. Sometimes it didn’t work out for me, but forward momentum has always been my friend. I have always associated a move “back” anywhere as a sign of failure, of not trying hard enough, taking the road of a coward.
Obviously I needed to think about this a bit more because my move “back” to Kelowna didn’t feel like any of things things. What had I missed?
I was not running back with my tail between my legs after not surviving the big city, I was returning with my head held high with stories of the fabulous place I had been, and the realization of the many things I had missed about Kelowna whilst there.
Believe it or not weather isn’t on the top of that list. (The lake was close to the top.) Kelowna had found it’s way into that piece of my soul that sigh’s ” home…. “
How had that happened? I am a radio nomad! Where ever I hang my hat is home! That is still true. I firmly believe that you can love and prosper where ever you land with the right attitude.
I have circles of friends.
One that has basically become family, the people that truly love me for who I am, welts and all.
One circle of close friends that I don’t need to see or talk to everyday but who have my back and in turn I have theirs no matter what.
One circle that is made up of acquaintances that make me smile on a regular bases and who’s well being I care about even if our paths don’t cross everyday.
One circle of people who listen to me on the radio. This one is tricky, some of these people I have never met. Yet I care. I truly do. I love the stories that are shared with me both happy and sad, I love helping find the lost pet and pass on word about that awesome fundraiser. I love to make you giggle before you hit snooze and roll out of bed. I love knowing that even if we have never spoken in the traditional ways, we communicate everyday and on a very special level we are part of each others lives.
Those circles are strongest for me in Kelowna.
As I made the trip from Calgary to Kelowna and was just driving into the city passing the airport
This came on:
I had to pull over because I was crying so hard. My darling Kelowna, I had no idea that you had set up inside my heart and soul just waiting for me to come home so you could, say hello, give me a hug and ask about my adventures.
Thank you. xx
P.S. If you want to hang out you can find me up bright and early on Q103 (103.1 on your radio) 5:30 to 10AM. It’s a new address to find me at. I hope you will visit!