But how do we achieve change and find the strength and courage to do so?
We moved to France a year ago - one of the biggest life changes we have ever experienced. Leaving our friends and family and secure jobs behind we moved to the middle of rural Limousin to set up our new home and business.
It never felt courageous - just that we 'had to' do it. To make the change, to not regret what could have been. It's a struggle at times, we are scared sometimes, but we carry on...
How? It is only with the help of others that we can carry on. We have been met with love, kindness and support at every turn - from help with the infamous French paperwork, to invitations to social events, to gifts of fruit and vegetables. New friendships have grown and blossomed. We have faith that we will be OK, that it will work out, but more importantly perhaps is the fact that we are out here trying and the new chapter has been started - we don't need to know what's on the last page of the book...
It feels as if the year has gone in a moment and that we have only just started. I wish you all a wonderful week ahead and look forward to hearing from you and your thoughts in the comments below.
What does change mean to you?
Without change and our move to the Limousin we would never have met or adopted Monsieur Eric le chien either!
|Eric le chien - photo by our lovely friends at Into the Whorl Images|
|Eric le chien at De Tout Coeur Limousin|
|Mirth and Motivation|
Motivation Monday is a weekly blog event organized by Mirth and Motivation. It's open to anyone to share a motivational post to uplift others for the week. This week the word theme/prompt to inspire us is change.