Why? You may ask. Well, there are many things that affected our decision. Though we love it here, there are also many difficulties and hardships to bush living. You should know that our decision didn't come lightly. We will miss the people of Brevig Mission, the slow pace of life and the good feeling that comes with being part of a small community. We will NOT miss the cost of living, the crazy cold, the nonstop wind or the painfully slow internet connection however.
We plan to move to the Kenai Peninsula near the towns of Soldotna, Kenai and Sterling about 150 miles south of Anchorage. I have been looking for a job in that area and hope that someone will take me on board. I feel like my years of experience in Brevig will help me stand out as a strong candidate for a teaching position.
I know some of you read this blog because of your interest in bush life. My hope is that you will continue to look in as we explore another part of the great state of Alaska.