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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Choosing the bridges to cross

Seems like I've been neglecting my blog and blogging friends lately.
And it hasn't been because I want to.
Life has been one turn after the other lately...
                                                                   I feel almost dizzy.



You know when you hit those points in your life where decisions have to be made? The Big ones?

Choices lay before you...pros and cons listed...and when it's finally all decided....you hold your breath and take one giant step.....


....to cross that next bridge in life.

All the while-  hoping that once you cross- you don't even want to look back.
Or have any regrets.


Since writing here last, I've started a college course which may lead me into something I love doing as a job (for when the kiddos up and leave me;)
And upon hearing I was taking the said course....a manager (of my favorite of all stores)....offered me a job today.

Kids have been moving ahead with things and don't need me quite as much...and they all are living through changes of their own.
And there are other things in Life which seem to be moving and changing quickly all of a sudden.
(Maybe I've been taking too many runs on the treadmill...)


Bridges in life can be breath~taking.
Sometimes you aren't quite sure if you should, or even can cross.
And then once you start to cross, you feel the need to continue, even just to see what it is that lies on the other side.
With heart pounding....steps are taken to walk - sometimes run- to the other side.

{"...Bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach."}
~Earl Nightingale


I would rather say I crossed each bridge I came to in life...rather than hanging out on the other side wondering what lies just beyond.
So I think I'm going to.

As breath~taking as it may be.

~Live life with no regrets~
~~~~~

{Missing you all and will be by to catch up soon.
My last class for this part of the course ends tomorrow night:)}


40 comments:

Miz.November said...

Hey Dawn! I was just thinking about you last night. I'm glad to hear that you are doing something new and adventurous in your life. Good luck in whichever bridge you cross. :)

Cat said...

Hey there lovely
so nice to hear form you
there are season of change as the children grow...very exciting
congrates on the job offer
definitely have missed you here, but al so get it!
whatever the bridge, I know you will cross it with grace and beauty

Love and Light

Navigating Northward said...

Good luck! Sounds like good timing.

Buttons said...

Awesome pics you keep up the good work on doing the things you need to do. I am not going anywhere. I am so happy you are crossing those beautiful bridges Dawn. Take care my friend. B

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm happy for you Dawn. I know you will be successful at whatever you try! :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Take that step, you are already there !

roobo69 said...

Have fun. We'll see you less but then, life definitely isn't all about us now is it? Live life large. Have fun.

Alan said...

Good on you! Now if only there was a bridge from Canada to Europe, you wouldn't have to get on a nasty plane to realise all those other dreams of yours:-)

darlin said...

Excellent hearing from you here Dawn, great post and you go girl... what is meant to be will be! No regrets, never any regrets of the "what if's", cross that bridge and go for it is what my opinion is. If I didn't go back to school 4 1/2 years ago, I wouldn't be sitting in a student apartment in Australia, no regrets whatsoever! Cheers.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well that sounds exciting! Congratulations :-)

Changes in the wind said...

You go for it....I am proud of you.

TexWisGirl said...

hoping it leads you where your heart wants to go. sounds like its time for a leap of faith. :)

Debbie said...

you miss 100% of the chances you never take!!

i always wonder what your struggling with??

gorgeous pictures, really gorgeous!!

Deb said...

I was thinking about you Dawn....my little britches loves the photo you sent me of the barn and sunflowers...we look at it everyday....can't wait to hear all about your new adventure...

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Wishing you the very very best Dawn.

I hope everything works out well for you.


x Fiona

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Awesome pics & I love the color of that 1st one...
I hope you find what you want & need on the other side & here's to taking chances!!! =)

You inspire me to get in better physical shape... I should walk that bridge!!! =)

rosaria said...

I'm excited for you!
Go girl!

Farm Girl said...

Well it is nice to know what you have been doing. I wondered.
I know you will be blessed in what ever you do.

Anne said...

Good luck with the college course Dawn! I am sure everything will turn out fine:)
~Anne

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That's amazing that you decided to take a course and congratulations on the job offer! I'm sure you'll make the right decision. And if you go ahead and take the job, I know you'll do great at it!!! :)

Jack said...

This is quite a post, Dawn. Your photos are really good, and the bridge-crossing image seems to fit the stages you are living through. Whatever you choose, I wish you the best.

Leenie said...

CONGRATS on crossing those bridges even if uncertain. So many decisions we make intuitively put us on a path that will cause changes we won't appreciate until we look back and say, "Oh that's why."

Good for you for grinding it out on a treadmill when the snow is deep and slick. Both literally and metaphorically.

Michelle said...

Best of luck with your endeavors!

Randy said...

Wishing you all the best with your courses. I started my class two weeks in fact I should be doing homework right now but I had to stop by a few blogs first. No worries we will be here when you return. Congratulations on the job offer too.! Great post by the way.

sage said...

Neat bridge shots. Cong. on the job offer and on going back to school!

Country Mouse Studio said...

I don't know how you find time to post at all and to be so creative but life has a way of interrupting us all.

Tammy said...

I love blogging, but it does take a lot of time, and it can be hard to find balance. Best wishes in your new adventures. And, congratulations :)

Out on the prairie said...

Nice to hear from you.I enjoyed your shots and it sounds like you are improving your job outlook.For some reason i thought you were in nursing.

John McElveen said...

CROSSING Bridges is Life itself!

Burning Bridges is a tragedy!

I have a feeling you will successfully CROSS them all!


J

Michael Manning said...

Dawn: One word (no not "plastics")..

......ENJOY! ;D)!!!

heyBJK said...

All the photos are beautiful, but the first one is my favorite! Very nice!

Congrats on your college course and job offer! I hope things settle down a bit for you.

Tim Rice said...

In many ways, you could be describing my own life right now. Significant decisions to make and not sure which way to go.

Great photos to illustrate your post.

Mike said...

You'll do great no matter which bridge you choose to cross. With your drive and determination, anything is possible.

bon bon said...

i don't see you as someone who makes bad discussions. your heart is always in the right place and will guide you through this one as well. :o)

Hope said...

the best to you always Dawn! love the photo's!

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin', congratulation and soar across those life bridges sweetie.

I'm so happy for you.

God bless and have a fantabulous weekend sweet friend!!!

Janie said...

Good luck with your bridge crossings, Dawn. Sounds like exciting changes are along your path.

Nezzy said...

Hope you had a beautiful Valentine's Day sweetie!

Tim Rice said...

Just stopping back. Hope all is well. :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Life is full of challenges and changes, for sure. Congrats on going to school and finding a new job! I'm sure lots of new opportunities will come your way!