Friday, December 10, 2010

wisdom is a tooth

dec, 10 – wisdom: wisdom. what was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?


in this year of change, we made a lot of decisions (some wise and some not so wise). probably the biggest was that we decided to move to an old farmhouse that came with 17 acres of land and one end of a small lake on the other side of the country. the house is in way worse shape than we thought it was (you don't tend to start removing big expanses of plaster from someone else's house while you're deciding to buy it) and there have been moments when we've thought holy fokkin' shit, what have we done?  but then there are moments. lots of them. where i wander the property in all kinds of different weather and i feel, deep in my soul, that we made a wise decision. i feel a sense of peace here. a rightness of place. and i realize that whether something is wise or not takes time to figure out. it might take years, but it feels again and again like this is where we belong.

10 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful post, I hear you about old houses. They always need more work than we first think.

Kim: said...

So beautiful. I can't imagine how this might have not been a wise decision. Also, this just gave me a post idea, so thanks!

nacherluver said...

dreamy!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful picture. I just love it. The barn. The sunlight. The snow. Perfection.

Lois Kelly said...

Lovely post. If it feels right, it probably was a wise decision. Love your photo too.

The Painting Queen said...

I know what you mean. We love our spot in the world ...and we just rent.

Serena said...

well you feeling right is really what matters
glad you're finding peace within your surroundings.

MDTaz said...

Seems exceedingly wise to find yourself living in a place where you feel that you belong.

We have a country house that we visit, and I always feel fortified when I'm there. We'd be wiser to spend more time there...

Char said...

i admire that

Marilynne said...

It always takes a while to feel you really belong in a new place. I think your place has great potential. It may not come out exactly the way you planned it, but I feel certain it will turn out great.