May 07, 2010

Change

 Today is the first day that I really feel it. Deep down to the depths of my soul. A change is coming. It will be good. It hasn't been easy to get here, although it hasn't been difficult either. Not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. I stand on the edge of this new life that awaits me, my hands clasped above my head as if I'm praying, my body slightly crouched and every fiber of my being straining to dive into this next adventure.
Part of me can't believe it's really happening. The idea that I dreamed a dream and then made it happen still surprises me. I love surprises. I feel empowered. I feel emboldened to chase more dreams. I realize that I don't have to just let life happen. Within me is the power to forge my own destiny. I feel changed.

Things are going to be hectic around here for awhile so I will likely be missing for longer periods of time. I do have a few things I want to post about soon: a couple of book reviews, Village events, pictures of the inside of the cottage, so I won't be completely gone, just a little scarce. I hope your weekend is full of happiness and that you Moms are celebrated in style.

30 comments:

  1. I think it's great that you took charge of your own destiny. I want to do the same. My goal is to get out of Indiana and move to North Carolina and I hope to make that happen in the next 2 years. Congratulations on living the life you want!

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  2. Wishes for what you really want to be coming true... Blessings

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  3. We really can shape our lives - dream our dreams and make them happen. You did it!

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. Change is good. Enjoy this transition time! I love being able to walk into town to visit the library, or buy a great baguette. There's something truly special about belonging to a town that you love. Good luck with setting up in your temporary cottage. It may be tight but think of all the time you will be spending in the village and also house hunting!

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  5. Read all your recent posts to catch myself up to date...looks exciting! I love a little, ok BIG, change now and then. We are going on 5 years in our current home, a record for us. I do love it, but am starting to feel that urge to seek out a new adventure...find myself looking at 'for sale signs'...don't tell my husband tho!
    :)Heidi

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  6. I'm so proud of you Jen! If even just a few more people took control and made things happened for themselves the way you did the world would be such a happier place!

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  7. What fun to see you packing up that lovely room! I'm so proud of you, JJ.

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  8. You've discovered a wonderful thing...you can create your own destiny! Good luck to you as you transition through these new events in your life.

    Have a beachy weekend!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

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  9. I'm so happy for you after reading about your journey to get to this place! Change is good...it revives us! I could certainly use a change right now....I'm still in the dreaming phase unfortunately...but maybe some day my dream will come true too : )

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  10. i'm so excited for you my precious friend
    we'll still be here
    looking forward to when you do pop in
    have a fabulously blessed mothers day
    xo

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  11. I understand and I think most of us do. Don't worry about the blog, we'll all be here waiting with baited breath :)

    xoxo,
    rue

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  12. I am so proud of you for taking this big step, and I am so happy for you all! Can't wait to see the inside of your new cottage. :)

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  13. Jen, I cannot tell you how happy I am for you and how I literally had goose bumps reading this post!! You are right, change IS coming and you are also SOOO right that we don't have to let life jsut happen, but to take charge of it (when we can!!!). I soooo get it sister!!! LOVE YOU! :)
    xoxo
    Kristi
    ps- can't wait for pictures, book reviews and everything on your NEW life adventures!!!

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  14. Happy packing, Jen! A necessary evil to get you on your way to the village. Are you an organized packer? I start out that way, then resort to garbage bags at the end!
    Happy Mother's Day to my Cottage Friend.

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  15. I'm SO EXCITED for you!!! Enjoy the process and don't worry if you post less often. Remember what's MOST important to you.

    :) Laura

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  16. Take care of yourself, we'll be here. I can't wait to see the inside of your cottage.
    Hugs to you!

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  17. Good luck with the move. Hope you have a great Mother's Day!

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  18. Jen,

    I love when people "get" this. When I turned 40 I vowed to do more things that "scared me"...it has been life changing and so empowering! It is amazing to see what can happen if given a chance.

    I look forward to hearing more about your journey. Oh, and thanks for stopping by to say "hi".
    xo~Jill

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  19. I can't wait to see what new adventures lie ahead of you. You've come this far and took the biggest leap, it's bound to be good. Enjoy the fun times of a new home and community and the rest will fall into place.

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  20. whatever your changes are, i pray you will feel free and bold! i'm glad you have the courage TO change. yay!!!

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  21. Happy Mother's Day Jen!!

    xo,
    rue

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  22. ohhhh the time has come- & you know how i feel about 'change'- its going to be wonderful for you & you're family......

    i wish you sooo much happiness & a little dose of patience during this move...
    i'll be thinking of you packing and then unpacking and creating a life of choice for your family...

    melissa :)

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  23. I am so excited for you. I too am looking forward to pics of the inside of your cottage. My grandmother always said, "The one thing you can count on in life, besides God, is change!" Soooo true!

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  24. Congratulations, Jen. I am so glad you took charge of your destiny. I hope you give yourself credit for that. Your new soon-to-be home looks incredible... I'm really, really happy and excited for you, dear!

    xo,
    -maria

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  25. Hey, stop by my blog -- I'm having a give away of several goodies including vintage wallpaper!

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  26. I am so excited for you! You set a goal and are making it happen! You are amazing and inspiring!!!! I wish I had a cute "village" to move to!

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  27. Thank you sweet Jen! YOU are the best :)

    I hope the move is going well!

    (((hugs)))
    rue

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  28. Have just found your blog thru Romantic Homes Magazine...love your tenacity..and determination..
    Have no idea what you have gone thru to this point, but GO FOR IT GIRL..and get what you need out of life. !!!

    To Rebecca Palm...yes, move from Indiana...it's too COLD up there in the winters...lived there for 33years...I know.
    Now living in Texas.


    Rose

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  29. OH MY. I'm ready. You just say when. And oooohhh those pictures are dreamy.

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  30. I love the rooms in this post!! Beautiful and everything i Dream about!! Very nice:D Good for you:D I love your blog and am happy to follow!
    =^..^=
    XO
    Mandy

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