You can't go home again:
Child, child, have patience and belief, for life is many days, and each present hour will pass away. Son, son, you have been mad and drunken, furious and wild, filled with hatred and despair, and all the dark confusions of the soul - but so have we. You found the earth too great for your one life, you found your brain and sinew smaller than the hunger and desire that fed on them - but it has been this way with all men. You have stumbled on in darkness, you have been pulled in opposite directions, you have faltered, you have missed the way, but, child, this is the chronicle of the earth. And now, because you have known madness and despair, and because you will grow desperate again before you come to evening, we who have stormed the ramparts of the furious earth and been hurled back, we who have been maddened by the unknowable and bitter mystery of love, we who have hungered after fame and savored all of life, the tumult, pain, and frenzy, and now sit quietly by our windows watching all that henceforth never more shall touch us - we call upon you to take heart, for we can swear to you that these things pass.
Thanks Rhode Island it's been real! Onward to Adventure!!! #thomaswolfe#homeiswhereyoumakeit#timetogo#bigbluebug
If there’s one thing I’ve learned while traveling, it’s the importance of making and keeping connections @laorapeuvrel (even with innocent-looking people who like to hold knives @lilyzebulon 😉). These folks will be my friends and family for the next four months... Cheers to new friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. #homeiswhereyoumakeit#travelerslife
Part 3 | The Carriage House 🐥 We have been packing since May! Basically since the day we bought the building. We ended up selling our house so quickly that we knew we would be “homeless” for a couple months. We started the packing process right away. Not knowing where we would be was challenging... so we started to box up everything Incase we needed to rent a storage unit. With only 3 weeks before the closing of our house we found this lovely family willing to rent to us short term. Thank you @feistyirishgal1 + @berlin7544 for connecting us to the Tanner family!!! And here is a shameless plug for @robertswesleyan !!! Our landlords are also RWC alumni and this feels a little like college ♥️♥️♥️♥️ The moment we walked through the carriage house, I felt a sense of safety and comfort. It’s a beautiful property with lots and lots of farmland and 20 adorable chickens roaming free. Emerson is in heaven and we are only miles away from our project. God is so good!! Bits and pieces of our belongings have been in boxes for months 📦📦📦 which has been wildly stressful and unsettling .... I’m happy to say It hasn’t even been a week yet at the carriage house and it’s coming together quickly and feels like home ♥️♥️♥️ #ournewjourney#downsizing#livingsimply#homeiswhereyoumakeit#thankfullness#tgif !!!!
"When it is time for you to venture out, don't let fear have you looking back at what you are leaving behind" 🌍
Leaving home is never easy, you're leaving behind your home, your people and life as you know it. Change is scary but change is good. Embrace it and follow your heart to wherever it is calling you to. For us, it was Canada right now. Who knows where it will call us next.
Lazy beach day on the shores of Lake Huron had me thinking of this quote “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.”
It’s because Home is where you make it. Home is where your soul is happy and when you’re there, you don’t want to go anywhere else.
So to this seagull, who has also chosen the North Shore, I say “I get it bird, I get it.”