Excited and Scared.

I feel a little like Red Riding Hood in “Into the Woods” — excited and scared.

After living in one place, one town, one house for nearly 17 years my family will be moving to a new place, a new city, and a new (possibly new?) house.

We just announced our plans publicly today via email and Facebook.  Now everyone knows what has been percolating under the surface for a couple of months.

Saying goodbye is not an easy thing.  Change is not something most of us embrace without a struggle of some sort.  New beginnings usually (almost always, I think) mean the end of something else.

I feel happy and sad at the same time.  Hopeful and unsettled.  Eager and hesitant.  Joy and Sorrow.

I saw this quilt in my newsfeed today.

PersimonDreams Color Wheel Scrap Quilt




Though we can’t see the overall pattern of each choice and each decision we make in our lives — the way each color and texture and pattern will go together — in the end it will turn out to be breathtakingly beautiful if we follow our hearts, our passion and our love.  We walk by faith, not by sight.


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I am a pianist, musician, music teacher, choir director, mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, sister-in-law, friend, neighbor. I enjoy music (of course!), quilting, sewing, beading, traveling, kayaking, camping, biking, hiking, gardening, knitting, scrapbooking, cooking, reading, poetry, drinking good coffee, and having fun with family and friends. NOTE -- Creative Commons License: All work of The Tromp Queen (quirkyjazz, aka Jill) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License.

2 thoughts on “Excited and Scared.”

  1. Our loss. Your gain, as you move onto the next part of your life’s journey. I’ll sure miss the Hasker stories of Ben &Sara’s misadventures, and news of your mom. Not to mention the light and laughter you bring into my life. Best of luck to you all. Hugs.

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