A New Home


“You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.”~Og Mandino


Sometimes life throws us a curve. We think we are settled. Staying put. Happy. Content. At home.


And, then realize a change is on the way. The stirrings within begin quietly and then become so powerful, that we must listen. In those moments, whether we realize it or not. ..we are preparing ourselves to make a move.

Oh, no worries. I’m not referring to me. However, I’ve been there. I’m sure you have too.


With that said lately I’ve been thinking about two friends of mine whom I’ve  recently visited with.


They don’t know one another, and live in different states. They do however share a common thread. They are preparing to change their paths in life.


One is a former colleague whom I taught with for many years.


The other is a new friend I met since moving here to the coast.


Both are strong minded, independent, & beautiful women.


As one contemplates retirement… the other is preparing for a  move to the East coast.


My friend that will be moving did not plan on ever moving again.


She and her husband moved from San Diego nine years ago. In her early 60’s at the time & visiting the area, she unexpectantly fell in love with, and purchased an historical home.


She’s been very happy.


However, when her only child & his wife (who live on the east coast) had a child… that changed everything.


My friend that is contemplating retirement is in her late 50’s.


Her change doesn’t involve grandchildren or a move across the ocean. However, it too will be a significant change.


The shift from working many years to not working will be huge. This next year will be an emotional time for both.


As they let go and begin preparing for another stage of life. A new part within them will emerge. This change is one they have chosen… they have opened it’s invitation.  How fortunate when change comes in that way.  Many times it comes as an uninvited guest.  Like I mentioned  these ladies are strong, beautiful, & independent. The prototype for how to go forward to embrace that deeper part of ourselves.


Because I never know if this is your visit time visiting me here. Welcome!

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7 Responses to A New Home

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    Thank you for sharing your two friends with me!

  2. Carol Hingle says:

    Thank you for sharing these stories….two big changes came in my life very unexpectedly. I am so happy I found your site

  3. Laurea Arnoldt says:

    Change can be growth, fun, exciting, and scary! Maybe scary is necessary once in awhile. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures of a wonderful home.

  4. Marcia ren says:

    Hi Laurea! So happy to see you here. Scary is really scary isn’t it! And, growth is always good. And yes this home is fabulous! Xo

  5. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Great animation/photo play!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Jenny! Sorry I’m responding so late. Somehow I missed your post. You know changes too my friend dont you. …hopethey are all coming together. Oh, and than you for the compliment. ♡

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