21 August 2009

august 21



Something you have done, but still can´t believe you actually had the courage to do.

Mine is obvious. If you had told me I´d be living in Spain, and be speaking Spanish, I would have run for the hills and would have just kept on running... I was the one who´d hyperventilate before Spanish class and curse the Romans. (I had to curse somebody...) But like with all important decisions in my life (moving to a new country, marriage, kids...) I did without thinking.... But then, it can take me a week to decide on a new pair of shoes... Am I the only one?

24 comments:

Jodi said...

Can't believe it. Congrats on a great move and I hope you're having just the BEST of holidays!

Rie said...

Yeah, I too suffer the same afflication.
I decided to quit my job for no apparent reason to chase an unrealistic dream. But deciding what to have for dinner or even deciding what to watch on tv can take an absolute ages!
And I won't even mention how long it takes me to choose a seat in a cafe!

Sammi said...

If you'd told me even a year ago I'd be living in England, the country I grew up in with a full time job paying taxes... I would never have believed you, and sometimes sometimes I still can't quite believe it. I keep having to tell myself its a necessary means to being able to move on again. I am still thinking of running for the hills!!

likeschocolate said...

I think having a child. Then to go back and do it two more times. I don't regret it one minute, but it is labor for a reason.

adrienne said...

i don't know that 'courage' is the right word, as we have children, in part, because our very beings tell us to...

though the day-to-day reality of raising twins as a single parent has at times required me to summon a greater strength and moving forward in spite of fear than anything else in life.

Cate said...

i love what you did, jane! while, it must not have been easy, there you are, speaking the language (bet you really know how to curse the romans now that you're speaking spanish).

moi? hmmm, so many things, but i did get pregnant with my daughter very shortly, ahem, after meeting my husband. we worked very hard on our relationship in a very short amount of time to make it work. we are still so much in love. sometimes i cannot believe how it turned out.

Crescent Moon said...

The thing I still can't believe I had the courage to do was to divorce my first husband, even though it meant I would be taking care of the children all by myself. Our marriage was not a happy one, but it took me a long time to realize I could survive without him.

If Jane said...

oh i do stuff like that...heheheh. ;))0
but hey, you only live once...

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Guinness book of my day : I went to my gymnasium !!! Mais, pour toi Jane, joli exploit ;)

Francesca said...

Sometimes it's good that we can just follow our hearts, and we can always go barefoot!

caitlin said...

I moved to another state when my husband and I were dating. The plan was to stay for 18 months, I stayed for one, and then decided to get married instead. Can't believe I did that and then came all the way home. It just goes to show love is a powerful thing.

Kimmie said...

I would like to paint my house that same color of blue .... an easy decision since it's my favorite color .... much harder decision that took a lot of courage without even knowing it fully: for me it was also a big move. Leaving sunny southern california with all it's faults and moving to rainy seattle washington and a small town with great schools :)

laméditerraine said...

Uff...I'm so hesitant aswell.
I think I'm too young to have done such an important thing like this one you did.
Maybe the most important until now was going to the conservatory and study piano one hour a day (I said I never would do that and if you told me some years ago I wouldn't believe you)

Kisses

marinik said...

nude beach... Greece... we'll leave it at that :)

Daan said...

We are alike: Love i knew it without thinking; it was deep knowing.

What to wear to a party takes me much, much longer ;-)

Cris Siqueira said...

ooh, i really don't know jane!!

happy weekend

beijos =*

state of bliss said...

moving to Italy when 7 months pregnant and giving birth in the hospital not speaking the language;
after almost 10 months in Italy I still actually can't believe I ever left London

have a happy weekend! xxx

Joanna Jenkins said...

If you told me I'd ever own my own business I'd have laughed out loud-- But that's nothing to living in Spain and speaking Spanish! WOW
xo

aimee said...

my sister and i call this the "lucky charms" principle. i'll take a bus on a whim over the andes (and have) with little or no forethought, but thinking about making the switch from lucky charms to fruity pebbles just puts me in a puddle on the floor.

kyndale said...

I finshed knitting my first pair of socks. Is that boring? I've done a lot of exciting things in my day but knitting is super challenging for me.

Dorit said...

Every choice requires courage, I think. And some days I have no idea where the courage comes from. Latest brave choice: To start teaching again.

Kathy said...

To return to teaching in 1989. To retire early. Every day brings new challenges...

Ritva said...

started a personal relationship about 3 years ago

julochka said...

i'm totally the same...met nice danish boy, followed him home tho' i'd never had any desire to even visit denmark, let alone spend more than a decade there. but it was an easy and quickly-made decision. like all the big ones are. :-) tho' i can impulse-buy a pair of shoes like nobody's business.

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo