Monday, April 2, 2012

A Subtle Shift

I'm changing the name of this blog. Well, really only part of it. Just the subtitle.

It used to read "My Life, Under (Re-) Construction." I ditched the "(Re-)."

I've been contemplating the change for a while. When I started this blog during my divorce, I really did think of myself as needing to rebuild my life. I felt like it was in shambles, and I somehow needed to get back to where I was before. Once I got back to that point, the work would be done.

I shifted my perspective a bit when I realized that my life is always going to be under construction. There will always be new additions, tear downs, and remodeling going on. It's just the way life is. 

My life is the Winchester Mystery House, and I am Sarah Winchester. But without quite so much crazy, of course.

If that reference doesn't make sense to you, click on that last link and read. It does a better job of explaining things than I care to do. Go on, I'll wait.

Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, kept her house under continuous construction, night and day, for 38 straight years. Fun fact: I had a birthday party there in elementary school. Yes, really. Photo from the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, 571113, via Wikipedia.
And so, my house will remain under construction, with no definite end in sight, always a work in progress. 

I'm learning to be okay with that.


Brit said...

I have a magnet that says "Happiness is a Journey, Not a Destination". It's a good reminder. I often find myself reaching for that next event or thing that will make me happy and forget to be happy in all the other moments, as they are what actually make up life.

Becky Sain said...

Yep... exactly. :-)

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