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Taking That Leap of Faith

Taking That Leap of Faith

Have you ever taken a leap of faith? Boy, have I leaped in my life! My most recent leap happened last year, when I moved my family to a beautiful remote Inuit community in northern Quebec called Kuujjuaq. My husband had been offered his dream job and we couldn’t let this opportunity pass us by.

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Taking That Leap of Faith in the Tundra

At first, the idea of leaving everything familiar behind was petrifying. I had been born and raised in Ottawa and the furthest I had lived was in Montreal.

During many long discussions, my husband and I talked about selling our house, our cars and storing all of our furniture IF we were to embark on this adventure. We had discovered that I would have to home school both kids, which was completely foreign to me (gulp!). Needless to say, I had endless questions running through my head.

What if I end up miserable and lonely and go crazy?
What if I’m not be able to homeschool my kids successfully?
What if I can’t continue my coaching business?
What if one of us gets really sick?
What if my friends forget about me?
What if there’s nothing to do there?
What if the kids hate it?
What if, what if, what if…

Have you ever played the « what if » game when you’re faced with an important decision to make? It sends us down that rabbit hole of fear. It paralyzes us and stops us from experiencing life changing events. Life experiences that could help us grow and evolve as human beings.

How did I get out of that spiraling rabbit hole?

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2 boys playing on a beach


Pretty simple, right? Were you expecting some kind of complicated process? Same here. I thought I would have to go through this extremely long process of writing down the pros and cons regarding this northern adventure.

Instead, I chose to turn towards the faith I have in this wonderful Universe we live in. I truly BELIEVED that this opportunity appeared before us because there was important personal growth for all my family to experience. I believed that Kuujjuaq had something special and priceless to offer us.

Maybe once this beautiful adventure comes to and end, we will embark on another one…maybe somewhere where there are palm trees and fresh coconut water? 😉


So I leaped…and looking at my pictures, you can see that the « what if » game was a huge waste of my time. 😉 We have been living here for over a year now, and we have yet to experience all of what the Great North has to offer.

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Julie Cloutier, Owner & Certified Naturotherapist, Family Herbalist, Early Childhood Educator and Master Numerologist offers one-on-one consultations and also speaks for events, conferences, and corporate or non-profit programs on the areas of family health, nutrition, and wellness.

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  1. What a beautiful post, loved reading it. I have also moved all over the world to live, sometimes questioning whether it was the right thing to do. However it’s always making the best of it and that works just fine. Some places I’ve loved others not so much but all were interesting.

  2. What an opportunity your family has been given. I took a leap 18 years ago and moved from Ontario to the East Coast, and it is time for me to move back, but I would love a real adventure.

  3. Lots of things happen through out everyone’s life. I think that life is always what you make of it. I agree that one needs to question them-self and have a visual affirmation while you progress toward your goal.

  4. This is a very brave woman because there’s no way I’d pack up everything and move to a frozen part of Canada because 8 months of snow is bad enough not to mention leaving friends and family.

    • Hi Debbie! Thank you for your comment. I believed the same thing too, but the weather here is not as brutal as I thought it would be 🙂

  5. I enjoyed reading your post and what an adventure you and your family have decided to take. I thought my wife and I were brave when we moved from Montreal to Nova Scotia. I think we all should take a leap of faith for something important sometimes if possible.

    • Hi Clifford! Thank you for your comment. The move you made with your wife is a beautiful leap of faith. I would LOVE to visit Nova Scotia…it’s on my bucket list for sure!

  6. Hi Stephanie! The scenery is so breathtaking! I can’t seem to get enough of it! And yes, change can be scary, and this is why I wrote this article. I wanted to inspire people to go for it…to let go of fear and take that leap!


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