Every now and then I get asked why I live in White Rock, British Columbia.
It's about an hour out of Vancouver for those of you who are not familiar with White Rock.
I've been living here for almost twenty years. It is located right by the border to Washington - and the ocean is five minutes away from where I live.
The community is small enough that you still feel like small town living - with a kicker.....
Every few years, I encounter a big change in my life. Some of the changes are easy, and I'm able to adapt quickly. While others are difficult and I struggle with for a long time.
I used to think I embraced change positively. When I was in my 20's, I would jump from job to job, take on new hobbies and try out everything. It was exciting to me.
However, the older I became, the less I looked forward to change....
So right now the biggest health issue in our country (and many others) is the H1N1 virus.
Everytime I open up a newspaper, listen to the radio or watch the news on tv, I am bombarded by images and stories about children and adults alike who are healthy and strong, dying from this epidemic.
I have never been more scared of anything in my life - especially for my children.
And we aren't that family who gets a regular flu shot every year. We believe in naturopathic answers like vitamins, eating right, exercise, etc.
Which made the decision to have both my children immunized with the H1N1 shot so difficult....