Cottage Living, not just Cottage Life

After what feels like an eternity of uncertainty and indecision Hubby has accepted the job in cottage country and we are going to move our family to the cottage we’ve been building over the past few years. It’s another big move for us, and I couldn’t be more excited!!


In some ways this will be a really big move. It will be a pretty significant lifestyle change; it’s rural living where our cottage is (see previous post Cottage Crashers…No More) with no other year round or winter cottagers on our road. It’s about a 10 minute drive (in summer conditions) to town in Westport which is one of Ontario’s smallest municipalities with a population of only 700 people! In other ways though it’s a very comfortable move. We’ve been ‘crashing’ at the cottages of friends and family in the area for over 7 years so we are familiar with the basics like where the grocery store (and LCBO!) are. Plus, it’s only a 1 hour drive from Ottawa which we just moved away from 3 years ago. So all of our friends (the family you choose :) are only a short drive away. There’s a small part of me that has a fear of my life turning into a bad scene from The Shining…think Jack Nicholson “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!” Haha!

All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.

Here’s Johnny!

No, really though, I think that this will be a great move for us. I have these romantic ideals about finally enjoying, and actually living in this project that we’ve put so much into, about the boys sharing a bedroom, about 24/7/365 cottage living, and about this somehow being a really special bonding time for our family. I hope all of these things come together like they do in my mind and I hope that living at the cottage doesn’t take away that thing, that feeling of being at the cottage that we love so much and that started us down this journey in the first place.


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