Since my first trip to the Pacific Northwest almost 10 years ago, I fell in love with the cool summers, the Pacific coastal waters and being surrounded by mountains. Along many of our travels we asked, what would it be like to live here? But we seemed to ask that question more frequently about Washington. Together, Josh and I have always shared a love of the Pacific Northwest and perhaps, nostalgia played a part…after all, we were married on Whidbey Island.
For seven years we’d made Little Forest Hills in Dallas our home. It was a quirky, quiet, dog friendly and passionate place with some of the best neighbors you could find on the planet. But we always dreamed about a life where we could be closer to nature, we dreamed about living in the Pacific Northwest.On our visits to Washington, imagined our dogs hiking the trails with us or running down the beach.
Sometime toward the end of 2015 we began talking about changing our life. Our jobs presented the opportunity to continue working remotely, so we decided take the risk and live. Live life on our terms as much as we possibly could while earning a living. Could we really do this?
With it’s doable commute to Seattle and peaceful surroundings of mountains and sea, we chose Whidbey. It’s close enough to the city, but just almost in the middle of nowhere. These are our stories as we adapt to life on the island, here in Puget Sound and perhaps, a little beyond.