After painting my dining room white a few weeks ago, I have been enjoying the new space and the new photographic possibilities that present themselves when all 4 walls are white. I have a number of tables & chairs as well as props to style so I am pretty happy with my little studio. It really represents me and for now, it’s working quite well. A space within your home to escape to and bring you enjoyment is important especially for creatives…but we have also been trying to find a new living space now that we are ready to move on from our city.
All the kids will be officially gone this fall and its time to go. We started the looking process a few years ago, and put offers down on at least 3 properties but something was always just a little off. As they say, no space is a perfect space. Several issues arose as we narrowed down the list of possibilities;
-a gorgeous mountain view but miles and miles away from anyone else. I need a community.
-A beautiful lake front home beside my brother. I need a house more reasonably priced.
-An oceanfront home big enough for all the visiting kids. I need a place much closer to an airport.
We have looked at a variety of places that though lovely, didn’t check all the boxes. Until…last week. We finally found our place.
- reasonably priced-check
- water view-check
- close to amenities-check
- close to a community-check
It just feels really great to finally know where you are going in order to begin again, and though this new living space will have its challenges-making new friends, new hobbies, adjusting to a different environment, I am up for the challenge.
A re-charge of the waning batteries. A shot in the arm. A new start.
It’ll be difficult to leave behind friends and everything that allows me to stay in my comfort zone. This is where I raised my children. This is where my youngest sons were born. This is where we saw all 6 kids graduate, play sports and where they learned to drive. No doubt I will take a load of pictures of the house, the neighbourhood, the prairie. It won’t be easy but I have the next while to ease myself into leaving so that the transition will be joyful. I hope my heart will be in the right space to say goodbye. Until then, I will be content to play in my little studio space where I know I belong.