September 26, 2016


“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

Elbert Hubbard


How very many things would you have not done had you waited until you were no longer afraid to do it?  Waiting for fear to subside is useless. It wastes time and keeps you for your heart’s desire time and time again. Taking the plunge from the garage roof into the pile of leaves on a bright fall day when 8 years old was very possibly the scariest thing you had done up to that day. After landing, safely hopefully, full of golds and oranges and reds and some yet green, I am sure you laughed, showering the leaves over your head and burying your entire body in the damp and dusty smelling wealth of beauty. Joy! Pure child joy!

That can be true today as well as back then. The total joy of launching yourself out of your soul’s comfort space and making a change, scared to death as you may well be……and probably should be. But what the heck? If you didn’t take that chance, what would you be doing instead?

I bought a condo in a wooded condo community in Portage Michigan. I am not actually scared. I am delighted and excited. Ready for this new adventure. It is taking a chance: moving to US in this time of messiness, leaving my precious work and my dearest friends and a life I have worked hard to create. However, if I don’t make this move…..what then? I know this moment. I have had many like it over these last years. I don’t know what the moments will bring me in my new condo community. A chance to create a whole new life for myself. To create a whole new me if i want to do that. A chance to do things, like write, that I dream of doing. And to do it in a lovely setting, near loved ones, returning to where I once began, moving on into the next and probably last phase of my life.

I am blessed. I wish that blessing for you: the blessing of new beginnings, finishing business, finding peace and hope, enjoying love. Think about what is the very most difficult thing you can imagine doing. Think about it for a few days, weeks, while. Then begin to sort out what is impossible to do and what is simply difficult. Then begin to do it. I promise, it will all fall into place.


  • I am grateful I have found a new and lovely home for myself
  • I am grateful for all the help and support I have been given
  • I am grateful I have time for this to all slowly unfold and I do not feel panic or rushed.
  • I am grateful Aimee is with me for this adventure.

Hugs and blessings, peace and hope, Nancy

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