Thursday, September 1, 2011

ch ch ch changes

fear woke me this morning. so many changes in such a short time. not just the selling of Villa Maria and buying the house with no name in Katoomba.. or the fact that my eldest daughter Louisa, her husband and two of my gorgeous grandsons are moving to the far north coast to live where the sun shines most of the time.. but now my youngest born, Sophie is moving to the city. changing jobs... that is what woke me this morning. the fear of staying safe and not taking a leaping chance into the unknown... the voice of fear wanted to yell at her to stay in the comfortable hairdressing job where she is.. safe. safe. ... but our whole family. each and every one of us is standing on the edge of a very exciting precipice. and for once.. I must encourage her to leap. .. don't stay safe. it is usually not very exciting to stay safe. explore....


"fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions." - - Hafez

and today. our first trip in our new motor home which we have named 'IMAGINE' [of course]... off up north to spend a few days by the sea side. gathering shells, memories and photos...

11 comments:

Janet said...

Wow! I take a little blog break and come back to find you've sold one house and bought another! I hope you're much happier in the new house.

Children grow up and move into their own lives but they somehow always return. You will always be their mother no matter where they are. Be happy that they're spreading their wings.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, as they say. Enjoy your motor home trip!

rebecca said...

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"

t r u s t...b e l i e v e....i m a g i n e!

Fire Byrd said...

Have a lovely time, will look forward to seeing and hearing about your trip when you get back.

Yvonne said...

Changes can be VERY scary. I know that fear. But as one door closes another opens...

Imogen said...

Thank you for the excellent quotation - I love that!

judie said...

Have fun in Imagine, Robyn. Don't fear. All will be well. Mary will watch out for you and you have a soul mate to watch out for you as well. You gotta let those kids spread their wings and fly, girl!

You are lucky that you sold Villa Maria so quickly. Here in the U.S., the housing market is very bad and nothing sells that quickly.

Take care.

mommy22ss said...

I really don't like change and yet it seems to be a huge part of my life! Hugs to you during all your changes and enjoy your seaside trip! Sound lovely.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Best wishes to all of you in these new adventures. {warm hug}

Pam said...

Have a relaxing time in Imagine. Change is always uncomfortable but exciting times are ahead for you and your family I'm sure.

Serena said...

sometimes, it hard to be a wise parent. we want to hold on and protect them from the world but, in the end, we must set them free to live their own life knowing that they will always be close in our hearts...and a phone call away. xo

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)