Today is a remarkable day......it's the first day of the rest of our lives.
“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.”
― Douglas Pagels
It doesn't matter how old you are, where you come from, or where you've been....starting over in life is always hard. Each new venture seems to spur it's own set of complicated emotions. Some good. Some bad. And our journey's been no different.
Last year my husband and I walked away from the life we had always known. We picked up and moved to a new state, in search of a new life. With our 3 little kiddos, we are starting completely over.
Some days are messy. Others are glorious. But all have been absolutely worth it.
Every bit of this life, the past and the present, has taught us something deeper and more beautiful than we could have imagined. And for that, we will always be grateful.
So with this new life comes a new beginning, new adventures....and a new blog.
I needed a fresh start. A new place where I could sort out my heart and write about our life.
Life can be so complicated, but 20 years from now I hope they will look back and know deep inside their little bones, just how much they were loved.
No matter how hard life can be, we will never give up trying to put all the pieces together. In a world full of wrong, I want to show them what is right. In a world full of to-do lists, I want to fill them with memories. In a world that pushes you down, I want to show them how to stand up. In a world full of fear, I want to fill them with courage.
So, here's to new adventures, and daring to live them bravely....
“A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life; when he has the daring to open doors to new experiences and to step boldly forth to explore strange horizons, when he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies. When he has the curiosity to experiment – to test and try new ways of living and thinking. When he has the flexibility to adjust and adapt himself to the changing patterns of life.
When he refuses to seek safe places and easy tasks and has, instead, the courage to wrestle with the toughest problems. When he has the moral stamina to be steadfast in the support of those men in whom he has faith and those causes in which he believes. When he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.
When he has the nerve to move out of life’s shallows and venture forth into the deep. When he keeps his heart young, his expectations high and never allows his dreams to die. When he concludes that a rut is only another name for the grave, and that the only way to stay out of the ruts is by living adventurously and staying vitally alive every day of his life.”
-Wilferd A. Peterson
*Note: The song above was playing on the radio just as we pulled out of the driveway of our old house, and left it all behind.