Monday, October 25, 2010

Saying Goodbye, and Hello

Well, hello there. Yes, it has been a long time. I've missed you.

As it often does, my annual visit to Santa Fe took my life and shook it up, but good. Changes that I had to make became clear. I realized that it was time to simplify my life, again. Now.

Four years ago my daughter, son and I moved here together. It's a cozy house for three (especially when one plays the electric guitar) but my son soon moved to his own apartment closer to work, and my daughter finished high school and went away to college. Nest = very empty.

So it's time to let it go; I can no longer keep it. The wonderful gardens I built, I can no longer care for. I have suspected all along that I've been preparing this home for someone else, who needs it as much as I did four years ago. Now I'm ready for something smaller & simpler.

I can make a home and a garden anywhere I go. This I know for sure. I'll share what I can of the journey, but as you might have noticed, I'm not as free with my sorrows as I am with my joys.

And don't worry, there are joys too. Every day. Sometimes you just have to look a little harder.

Wish me luck...