Sunday, May 17, 2009

water lilies on a spring day

I've decided to move to San Antonio in hopes that there is more opportunity for me there. I have someone to stay with while I look for a job, but it's still going to be lonely. This is the first time I will have lived in an unfamiliar city with no friends or boyfriend to rely on. This is all me. And I'm incredibly nervous. The good thing is that my family will only be about 3 1/2 hours away, but I will still miss them.

Choices and decisions have been on my mind a lot. They are scary things. What if I make the wrong choice? What if things go horribly? What if, what if, what if....

I've found a few gems of knowledge to share with you here. Also, some photos I took today at the lily pond.

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
~J.K. Rowling

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith."
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions."
~ Deepak Chopra

"Choice by choice, moment by moment, I build the necklace of my day, stringing together the choices that form artful living."
~ Julia Cameron

"At some point your heart will tell itself what to do."
~ Achaan Chah


Maija said...

I wish you peace and great success! Have faith in yourself!

Pixie July said...

All the best, my lovely. Despite all the turmoil of your move etc. you can still find such beautiful things as your water-lilies and poetry, and that's testament to character! This post really inspired me. xx

Anonymous said...

Uff ya, I understand that! I moved to Istanbul almost on a whim, and now I'm swimming in it. I know that feeling of going out beyond the comforts of hands that will catch you.

But it's soooo rewarding.

Hope you're moved and having a great time.


broeker said...

I guess even though I only know you from your flicker & blog, my impression is you are a good, good, sweet person, I felt sad to learn of your difficult path recently ...................... guess I felt like giving you a hug..

Im not the writer you are but have a quote from my man Bob

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!”

Pieter (social_advances) x