… barely! My husband and I have been deconstructing our lives of the last seven years here on Hawaii Island. The old historic property we bought and transformed has been sold, freeing us up to reclaim simpler lives. 6000 square feet of buildings were renovated – a labor of love that lasted over four years. And while it’s fabulous to taste freedom, once again – it’s also exhausting. Gathering, sorting and selling – sifting and packing and trucking – unpacking and settling into a temporary dwelling has been far more time consuming than ever we imagined (or remembered it to be!). We have also been without Internet for days on end – and I’ve been catching up in parking lots and cafes in the meantime. Island living requires that one learns to WAIT. Patience has been key during the past few years, but especially honing itself into an enduring quality most recently.

So forgive me for not posting these past couple of weeks – I am hoping our Internet issues will resolve soon, and I’ll be back in the swing of things by next week. Until then, hoping you all are enjoying the summer days, wherever you may be – north of the equator!

8 thoughts on “I’M STILL STANDING

  1. Bela,

    Great to see this post. Wish you keep all your positivity and hope ( which you have in great measures!) as you get down to grappling with this big change in your lives. I love your perspective when you say, ” ….it’s fabulous to taste freedom, once again ….” This shows that the roots remain and waiting to be nourished.

    Cheers and God Bless.



    1. Shakti, as always – your comments are so appreciated! Thanks for the affirmation and support. Be back next week! And have to catch up on READING as well! Can’t wait to get back to it! Peace and blessings to you.


  2. Wow, what a change, Bela. This is a masterful downsizing by the sounds of it. The good part…I don’t hear a ring of regret. Wonderful. Come back soon! I miss you.


    1. Thanks so much, Ronnie! And thanks for the affirmation for moving at a more reasonable pace … I’ve been giving myself permission to just ‘let it be,’ for now – while trying to make long-awaited vacation plans for later this summer! πŸ™‚


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