Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The last post

2012 was a good year. A really good year. It was the year I realised that nothing is random, that everything we've done – that I've done – has brought us to this point right here.

2009 was a crappy year (the year we moved to Australia – take from that what you will), and 2010 started off well but ended up being worse than the previous year and 2011 was, well, just chaos from start to finish. There was a lot of moving for a start. Each move (overseas, into a caravan, and three house moves) took its toll.

But it all needed to happen.

So it's really lovely and calm-inducing and heart-warming and comforting to look back and breathe a sigh of relief. All those gritty bits I once talked about in the snow globe have settled now. We're here.

The garden seems to be echoing my words, almost as a way of confirming my sentiments. When things are a good fit, you see it around you. Abundant food from the garden and plenty of fish in the ocean for us to catch and eat.

Flow and calm. It's a good fit.

This is home.

Which is why the name of this blog hasn't sat right with me for a while now. It doesn't fit any more. Now, I know you shouldn't go changing something major like a blog name when you've been blogging for over a year, but it has to change. I'm happy to risk whatever it is they say happens when you start confusing your readers, because better things will come of this, and besides, I'm not confusing you, am I?

I'm only going to do it the once, and it's just the name I'm changing. Me, the boys, our life, what I write about and what brings you here will still be the same.

I'm really excited about this. I can move forward without the constant reminder that we spent so long looking. Of course we're still finding our feet and our place in this world – everyone is to a degree – but the focus now isn't on finding.

It's just being. Taking it slow and doing what makes our hearts sing*.

So this is my very last post as Finding that place called Home (I'm hoping... if I can get it all changed seamlessly!).

A new beginning. Happy new year to all of you.

* Psst, there's a clue to the new name right there.


  1. The perfect day for a new beginning, Vanessa. I think it's wonderful that you have found your space called home and are ready to properly move in. I'll look forward to the new you... I confess when this post popped up in my browser I thought it was the blogging end for you. So glad that's not the case! X

  2. Wow Vanessa congratulations on finding your place called home that is no small task! I think it is great that you are changing your blog name to reflect where you are at now. Best of luck with the seamless transition I always find those sort of technological shifts challenging! I know there is a way to do it though you'll find it. See you in your new space x

  3. Phew! I too thought you were finished blogging. Very relieved you're not. Can't wait for the grand unveiling. Can I come over a crack a bottle of bubbly on the side of it?

  4. Oooh, looking forward to what you name the new blog, or moved blog. Eep, I hope it's seamless moving all this over. Good on you though. You said the name of the blog didn't sit well with you, so good on you for taking the plunge and the start of a new year is a great time to do it.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  5. So excited to see the new space and name! :) A name really makes a difference I agree....for so long I have also wanted to change my blog name. Although also thinking perhaps I shall stop blogging. Happy New Year to you xx

  6. can't wait to see the new home! hope you had a gorgeous christmas and new years, i am just now catching up. good luck with the change :)sarah

  7. Love that you followed your heart :-)

  8. Exciting! Following our heart is the most beautiful thing we can do x

  9. May beautiful things come your way! The blog move wasn't too scary in the end. Happy to help you out if you need it. Wishing you much joy :) x


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