Friday, May 22, 2015


Hello there, friend,

Before we left our home in the south, I read part of a poem by David Whyte that continues to stay with me:
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
It has carried me through many life situations, but this week has meant quite a bit, as we've found a lovely house in a small outlying town that isn't exactly where we planned to end up.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong. 

I've been feeling unsure of where I belong. This isn't particular to my current situation. Sometimes I feel very grounded in who I am; other times, I still feel like I'm figuring it all out.

I'm not a small town girl, but I'd like to be. My husband and I have often talked about living in the country, maybe with a bit of land. I've always felt nervous about it. What if I didn't like it? What if I don't like this?

You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.

The world was made to be free in. That's what I want -- to be free, to be fearless -- and so I will be. And so will you, as you navigate your own choices and determine what you need to do. Because it's all the same, for you and for me. What's next? What's truly important? Where do we belong?

All I know is this refrain I replay to myself often:
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.