Friday, September 7, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing: Moving On!


“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Life's a journey, right? Next week I'm hopping into a moving truck and heading for a new home near the Rocky Mountains, a place I've never been before. 
Leaving dear friends behind is heart-ripping hard, but I must move on.

Like finishing a novel, I must leave behind people I love and face blank pages, pages to be filled with characters I've not yet met in a place I've only seen in my imagination. Moving on.

In this WIP of my life, I finish the chapter in the foothills of the North Cascades with satisfaction. After seven years of peaceful living in this gorgeously quiet corner of the earth, my spirit is refreshed. Still I'm ready for a scene change. As Eleanor put it--new day, new strength, new thoughts. It's time to move on.

So my fellow travelers, are you moving on? How does it feel?


35 comments:

  1. Congrats on your move--especially in being able to close that chapter and move on to a new one. At least you're switching one beautiful place for another!

    We moved a few months ago and--even though we've been quite nomadic up until now--it has been just wonderful to settle in and begin a new life in what we hope is out "forever home."

    Best of luck with the move!

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    1. Thanks, Kip. I can't imagine a "forever home". I'm a nomad. But I am looking forward to settling in for a spell. ^_^

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  2. Steamboat is a wonderful town, and the beauty of the Rockies awaits! Welcome!! :)

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  3. So happy this is finally happening for you. Leaving that verdant green for rich russets!

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  4. I wish you a bon voyage. And I'm so happy for you that you're life is in motion again.

    I'm strangely trying to move forward and yet get back to where I was before: a better attitude about this crazy road to publication. Seems like a oxymoron but there it is. I guess I'm an oxymoronic kind of gal.

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  5. I hope the move goes well for you. Sounds like you'll be in another beautiful place.

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  6. Happy Trails! I'll miss having you here as a "Northern Light." Meanwhile, I am "moving on" with my revision -- thanks for all of your encouragement! (Yes, I looked up the Stockett story after Wednesday's meeting -- thanks for the blog inspiration, as well!)

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    1. And I'll miss you, too. :-(

      Yay for moving on!

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  7. New adventures, new challenges, new opportunities.... Wishing you much joy as you begin a new chapter of your life.

    Me, I hope to stay put geographically, but in terms of my writing career (if you can call it that), I'm leaving old things behind and moving on. Courage, dear heart.

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  8. Hope your move goes smoothly and you like your new home. The Rockies, from what I've seen of them in photos, are gorgeous.

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  9. I hope your move is a smooth one and that you can get settled in quickly! And what a beautiful analogy to writing! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Bon voyage! You're moving from one beautiful area to another.

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    1. Yes. And the new one has WAY more sunshine!

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  11. I hope the move goes well! It sounds like an exciting change. :)

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  12. I'll miss seeing you, Angelina, but I'm hoping we'll still run into each other at national conferences! Even though we've mostly seen each other in Washington, we first met in NYC! Remember? And we saw each other in LA in 2011! :)

    Good luck with the move!

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    1. I really really hope we keep bumping into each other, Dawn. ^_^

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  13. Good luck with your move! Hope it goes smoothly. We are also hosting a pitch contest at http://pineapplelightning.blogspot.in/. Be glad if you could enter. Of course, hopefully you won't be too tired!

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    1. Ha! Pitch is the stuff that comes out of pine trees in my tired mind right now. ^_^

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  14. Wow, what a move! What part of the Rockies? We travel to Colorado often, visiting my sister-in-law who lives outside of Denver. It's gorgeous there. Good luck with your move. :))

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    1. Close to Steamboat Springs. Would love to meet you when you come that way. ^_^

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  15. All the best with your move! Sounds like an exciting change for you!

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  16. Wishing you all the best on this move! I'll bet you'll find lots of inspiration for your writing along the way =)

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    1. Thanks. I learned all about tension on this road trip. ^_^

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  17. I'm so excited to read this post! Best of luck to you in your new home!

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    1. Thanks. It's great to see your laughing face here. ^_^

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  18. So hoping your move went well. I'll have to look up Steamboat Springs. Wow, that's a great town name. Probably many a story to be found there. :P

    I'll definitely give you a heads up when we're headed up. Looks like the beginning of next summer is a possibility.

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