All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.

I have to keep reminding myself that I am starting to change my life, and I must be patient. So much has happened in the last two years: I made the decision to leave the country of my birth and become a citizen of another. I haven’t regretted that at all; being here fills up my heart in ways I had never anticipated. I belong here. I discovered that I actually enjoy teaching and working with kids – who would have ever thought that? I’ve finally reached the stage where I can begin to add things that I’ve missed back into my life where they belong, such as fencing and riding. I’ve been thinking about painting again…not quite ready yet, but I know that the right project will come along and I’ll be off and running with it again.

So I need to be patient, and I need to not be afraid of risking things that are in my life. Change is risky, yes…but I wouldn’t be here unless I had risked it all.

In other ground-breaking news, it’s rainy and cold today. We’re fencing tonight. Kipper arrives this weekend (and we STILL don’t have the website payment!!!). All is well.

4 thoughts on “Beginnings”

  1. “In other ground-breaking news, it’s rainy and cold today.”

    Give it time and you’ll join the rest of us in not even noticing anymore;)

  2. You have done the hard part and made that leap, now you need to find the confidence to spread your wings that little bit further ( ugh clichéd I know ) I’m sure any worries will be forgotten once you have kipper in your arms. Horse are such beautiful strong soulful creatures, I am sure they understand our fears and our joys.

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