Friday, May 27, 2011

{those new frontiers i spoke of}

New Studio

So we survived the move!  On some days over the past two weeks I have to say that it felt like survival was all we had managed.  There was something about this move that was physically and emotionally larger than any other I have done before.  Perhaps it was the combination of a major birthday being right there in the middle, or perhaps the fact that work has been extraordinarily busy, or Ms L losing her job in the same week also.  Or the combination of all those events!  It has been a BIG 2 weeks!

However part of me recognises that this move symbolises the end of a very difficult period in my life, and all those extra events/stresses somehow seem to belong within the intensity of it.  I've been thinking a lot over the past few days of how rarely I acknowledge the intensity of the last 3 or so years.  Years defined by illness, and loss, and change, and grief that was and is profound and far reaching.  I am reminded of a similarly intense period in my mid 20's where over the course of a number of years my life completely fell apart, where all that was left to do was slowly pick up and rebuild the pieces of myself.  The end result was a stronger, better, much happier version of me, but gee was it an excruiting process.

That last enormous effort, the final act of pushing through, in readiness to begin anew has brought such emotional and physical upheaval and exhaustion over the last few weeks that I really wondered if I was going to make it to the other side, and perhaps more pertinantly what would be left of me when I arrived.

But here I am on the other side.  In a stunning new home, with the most beautiful new studio {can't wait to get organised and give you a tour}.  And this afternoon I can see that perhaps indeed this is the new beginning that I have been waiting for, for some time now.  I am hopeful for the future.


  1. just wanted to tell you the word verification was FIEUX - PHEW!!
    Thought it was appropriate for your post

  2. A journey, an ephiphany along the way and wonderful new insight, What a great move... enjoy your new space and I look forward to the tour of your new abode...

  3. I just adore posts like this. Life is all about the journey and thank you for sharing it with us :)

    I wish you all the best with your new chapter

  4. What a happy little post. I hope these bits of happiness continue to bless your life.

  5. There is something cleansing about setting up a new room and a new home. Enjoy your new opportunities and the new energy that it brings.

  6. Now I understand why you couldn't join us last night.
    Too exhausted!!!!
    I hope you are able to put the last couple of weeks behind you and find some energy to move forward.
    Enjoy all the newness.
    Andi x

  7. Thank goodness the STUDO is now the STUDIO!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend transforming your new home.

  8. WOW - it does seem as if this move is a physical and symbolic one, of moving out of the past and into your future. It sounds wonderful and full of POTENTIAL! Looking forward to seeing the studio take shape =-)

  9. Big stuff ahead. Can't wait!

  10. Hey, your new home sounds great! It's good to have and acknowledge a fresh start especially after a difficult period in your life. All the Best for your new life!:)

  11. Enjoy your new home after the difficult road there.
    Look forward to seeing the inspiration that springs from the new studio.

  12. Thank you for letting us in on your journey - even though it has been a difficult road to travel it sounds as though you'll emerge much stronger. I can't wait to see what you do with your lovely new abode!
    Love, violette