Sunday

Still here and almost there

Put simply: I've been busy with work, house negotiations, getting ready to move, and life in general... Funny how life doesn't give you a breather as you add new things to it. Part of me almost expects it, but no: life keeps its pace and demands the same rigorous attention, regardless of our plans and additional undertakings.

I will say this, my friends: it's been stressful, but I am happy. And excited. And even though I am tired, I can see the end in sight and it promises to feel like the sweetest of exhales when all is said and done.

And it is all part of life, isn't it? The highs and lows, the tight squeezes and the enormity of freedom after them; the tears and joys, and the eventual feeling of unhindered motion that comes after working through the narrow, winding turns that life is made of.

I hope you've all been well. I am sending you all much love, and as always, much peace.


(image: 1. via ikea family live; 2. via super rural)

45 comments:

  1. Well, while your life has been taking turns, know that I have missed your posts! Life is crazy but grand...my grandfather always said.
    I can't wait to see what fabulous new things come about with the new house ~
    Take care!!!
    Sarah xo

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  2. maria. so nice to catch a sweet post from you. this part especially: "And it is all part of life, isn't it? The highs and lows, the tight squeezes and the enormity of freedom after them; the tears and joys, and the eventual feeling of unhindered motion that comes after working through the narrow, winding turns that life is made of." i needed to hear that. wishing you the very best.

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  3. Entonces, María, finalmente llegó el momento en que la casa se vendió?? pero aún hay incertidumbres que no se han resuelto?? bueno, mucha paciencia y fe.
    cariños

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  4. It is good to be busy, happy busy. Cannot wait to hear once you are ready to catch up!

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  5. I know your life is chaotic right now, but your post was so heartfelt and poetic, it lifted my spirits. All the best to you, Maria!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Thank you, I'm going through a large family upheaval and selling our home to move across country. I know there will be a light at the end of this tunnel but right now... this beautifully spoken post, helps.

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  7. Maria,

    You are as prepared as the rest of us...enjoy the ride.
    Hang on as Bruce Springsteen sings the ride may get rough...
    I picture him in my mind when things get chaotic and it puts a smile on my face...

    Best wishes for your journey...

    Namaste,
    Hostess

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  8. Beautiful post! You sound so happy in all your busy activity - it's nice to hear you sound so optimistic and clear. And yes, absolutely - it will all be worth it!

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  9. Best of luck! It's all exciting and you're wording so elegant. Can't wait to see what the future holds:)

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  10. Such irony in my elegant wording..you're should be your, duh!

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  11. So well said, Maria. It is all a part of life. Here's hoping you get to one of those "enormity of freedom" waves soon. xx, Denise

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  12. hola maría!!!!cada vez más cerquita de tu nueva casa!!! qué emoción !! hay que aguantar los papeleos y cosas de ultimo momento y tener paciencia y después...puro disfrute!!!
    ...como me encantaron esos animalitos en la ventana de la l° foto!!! besos gigantesss maría!!

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  13. May it all go well. You exude such peace that it's difficult to imagine any changes stressing you very much, and I'm sure you'll recreate the same sense of a haven in your next house.

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  14. Hola María, todo llega !!! tené fe !! vas a ver cómo vas a disfrutar el cambio, te mando un beso.

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  15. it will all be a distant dream/nightmare. hang in there and soon life will be fabulous again.

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  16. I hope you go on some nice walks to take care of yourself. It is feeling pretty stressful now, but there is a lot of excitement underneath that stress. Find it and hug it!

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  17. Thanks for taking a moment out of your craziness to post such a lovely heartfelt post. I know exactly what you're going through! :)

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  18. I just came over from My Yellow House and am enjoying your blog. I love the little animals in a row in the window!!

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  19. P.S. I really like those little animals too.

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  20. Cuándo te mudás? tenés todo organizado? lástima estar lejos !! beso grande

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  21. I love it when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. And I know the promise of what's on the other side is going to be well worth it. Keep breathing, my dear! :)

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  22. hello you! you are moving. i know you've wanted this for some time. i hope you are so excited about where you are heading. i hear you, transition is so emotional and takes up so much space. we just moved to a new apartment and my office moved too and i was totally off kilter for weeks. sending so many xoxos your way. xoxo, k.

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  23. What a lovely post..... I am now a follower.

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  24. I was just thinking of you Maria, and decided to click over and see how you've been. Moving is such a stressful and time-consuming thing along with work--I have been in the same situation this past month, so I can relate! Hoping you are doing well! Just love that bottom image and the poster in gray! Sending you lots of good thoughts for an easy move!

    xo Mary Jo

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  25. I SO understand. I'm going through similar things myself! Hope all is well and that things calm down. Glad I found your blog!

    Hugs,
    Sheila

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  26. I love the decor you chose - especially the "like ever" print - gorgeous!

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  27. Been there, done that! You're right life is really all about up and down, but we ride out the low and fly high on he up swing!

    Your blog is simply beautiful and I am happy to follow you.

    Stop by and take a breather wih a cup of your favourite drink.

    Ciao Bella!!

    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  28. María !! por dónde andás? cómo va todo? resististe? que no decaiga te esperamos con los brazos abiertos !! beso y abrazo fuerte

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  29. I think you've summed up life's twists and turns perfectly - the ebb and flow and highs and lows seem to constantly swirl that it's often hard to see the quiet that is just around the corner. Sending you lots of warm wishes and quiet days ahead. Take care, Annie x

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  30. Me gusta!
    besos y suerte!

    elena

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  31. Oh moving is always stressful! I hope you can find a little down time amid the craziness to just enjoy the ride. :)

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  32. i've just returned from many months of traveling, and am just getting back into the world of blogging. i've missed your space! i missed the little things, like the row of tiny farm animals on the window frame. so good. i'm glad you're happy :)

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  33. Thank you for your beautiful blog, I posted about it today on my blog here: http://www.justsimply.me/2011/07/bloggy-love-and-some-thoughts-on-what-home-means-to-me.html, I hope you don't mind. Best wishes!

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  34. Simple and sweet! Love that workspace! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

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  35. Hola María! tanto tiempo!!
    Cómo va todo?
    besos

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  36. I couldn't have said it better to describe how life goes. I wish you strength and the best luck to get through it all.

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  37. I definitely agree with you. Life presents us different kinds of tides and I think that no matter how hard they seem to be, we gotta be strong. Thanks for sharing this. This is very wonderful.

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  38. Popping in to see how you are doing and say hello. It seems that you've had a lot on your plate. I don't always do so well under stress, so I think you should give yourself big pats on your shoulder for doing so well!! It is nice to see the end in sight. Good luck!!

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  39. So nice to see you posting. Took a chance and clicked to see if settled yet.
    Love to read your thoughts...very calming. Look forward to more when the time is appropriate.
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  40. Life is made up of peaks and valleys. So many times things happen and we don't know why until many months or years later. The we realize, ah that's why!

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  41. Beautifully put, then things slow down and you notice you have feet and hands :)

    x Lorraine x

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  42. Good Luck with the moving! I love the photos on your blog.

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  43. holy. this house is gorgeous. i'm following you.

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  44. Beautiful house! I love your style!

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  45. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
    Visit my blog - Tita Carré - free patterns crochet

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