Friday, 31 January 2014

Now that you are no longer there.....

New Beginnings

DAY 31

Now you are no longer there

I am bereft.

Yearning for life's familiar shackles

To keep me safe

And immobile

copyright 2014 Gillian Holland


Life's can certainly be a bumpy ride. Even after lots of soul searching, it can still be very difficult to fly the nest.  Of course it's our choice whether we move forward or not, but if we are not careful it's easy to move back into the same old, same old all over again without thinking twice.  There is always safety in familiarity and our old life can stay wrapped round us like a huge security blanket.  It's somehow very reassuring, and we don't have to think too hard about stuff.

It's only natural to feel vulnerable when you are at a crossroads in your life.  Rather than hanging onto your old and probably well worn security blanket, it's time to branch out and go for a brand new line, one that takes you way outside your comfort zone.  The key thing here is that it all takes time.  When a door closes, a second one does indeed open, but there is a bridge in between waiting to lead you into the next phase of your life.

The trick here is not to push too hard,
taking one step at a time,
as we well as taking a breather between each step
to savour life's magic.
Oh and in the meantime, let life take care of itself!!!

Sometimes its a good idea to treat yourself to a little something
which represents where you want to be
and keep it where you can see it.


  1. Today I am going to wear green to signify the next step of my journey. Green because it to me is the colour of nature. To me this colour just brims with life but keeps me grounded

  2. Well done for completing the journey! I have so enjoyed your writing and your wisdom,as well as the illustrations.

  3. Thank you for taking me on this sojourn with you, Gillian. What lovely and vivid memories I carry away! They are filed under "Mystical January 2014". And thanks for the fashion tip today. Green, it is! :)

  4. Loved the visual journey, and the wisdom shared each day Gillian I hope it has been a journey of unexpected insights for you too. Well done on completion.