Monday, 7 July 2014

One Book Ends. Another Book Begins…


Out with the Old...
Well, time is ticking away until our big move from cottage country to a southern Ontario town far, far away. Part of me is sad, yet another part yearns for newer and fresher experiences. I thought I was living the dream, and never wanted to give up my home on the lake. Yet, like everything, we humans need change to grow into the next phase of our lives. Believe me, change isn’t easy. But it is worth it.

So, how did I know that I was ready to leave the past behind and move on to the future? It’s a feeling; a sense of readiness. There was something inside of me that knew I had to accept the next direction in my life for my highest good. It was also gut-wrenching; like I was sacrificing a big part of my life for the unknown. My writing suffered too. Perhaps because what I was writing about had to do with a very dark time in human history—World War Two. I bet if my characters from The Last Timekeepers series had a say, they’d probably wonder what the heck I was thinking going back to when the Nazis terrorized the world. Head slap!

Once I accepted that change is good and the only constant, then things started to fall into place. Our boats sold quickly. The tractor went within days. We gave away cottage-friendly items to our neighbors, and donated clothes to the Salvation Army. We found another home that suited us to the ‘tee’. We’re still packing, but it doesn’t seem like such a struggle anymore. I even went through a grieving period—like the death of an old friend you’d feel comfortable farting in front of. Stop laughing, it’s true. Finally, the tears became less and less, and my sights began to set on a brighter horizon. I now anticipate what the future holds, and it feels so exciting. Please excuse me while I grab my sunglasses.

What about you? Have you ever had to move when you felt you weren’t ready or didn’t want to? Love to
In with the New...
hear your comments. Thank you for reading my blog! Cheers!

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, Sharon. That gorgeous lake view would be hard for me to give up too, but wherever you go, you can take those lovely memories with you! Good luck with your next venture in life.

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    1. Thank you, Sara! Yes, it will be hard to leave, but as they always say, 'When one door closes, another door opens.' Hugs for your kind words!

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  2. Boy, leaving that lake must be really hard! what a view. But I understand about moving on. I've had to do it many times in my life. But new things, new people, and new activities await! Enjoy the new, my friend.

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    1. Amen, Rita! And thank you for your kind wishes, big sis! Cheers and hugs!

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  3. Oh yeah...I haven't done many things harder than moving & giving up my horses. New house is still an adjustment. We can make it! (If not - we'll write about it & kill some people off, right? ;) ) ((hugs))

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    1. Fab idea, June! I can think of a few people I could put into a compromising position. LOL! Cheers and hugs back at'cha!

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  4. Moving is hard work and an adventure! I hope you enjoy your new digs!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! The closer it gets, the more I'm looking forward to it. Must be the process of letting go. Hugs!

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  5. Okay, so the lake goes, but the new house is AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to see your new office.:)

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    1. Actually, Sloane, I AM looking forward to my new office! This is the first house without any kids tagging along. Will be a definite adjustment, but change is GOOD! Hugs and thank you for your support!

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  6. I'm really sorry for your lake house. Honestly, I thought you had it made. How will you go about having such close neighbors? We've moved 11 times mainly to upgrade the house, and twice because of work (we owned a motel in the middle of nowhere once). Have to stay put now. Do you think you will move again in the future?

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    1. Hey, Vonnie, I know it seems I'm leaving my dream, but I know the best is yet to come. Looking forward to having full-time neighbors again and not being so secluded. We're not far from a lake either. Not sure if we'll move again...it's one of those things where we'll never say never! Cheers!

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