These last two years have been incredible. The transformation that has taken place in us seems subtle on the surface, yet could not be more profound. Although people have called us courageous for following our tug, I feel it was more an act of survival during a time of desperation. I felt so depleted and stuck... lost without direction. I had a great job that paid well and we lived in our brand new renovated home. Kevin worked hard on every detail... he even designed and built our stone fireplace, too! It was our dream home and yet it wasn't enough.
But, we didn't. We had a plan. We prepared as much as we could, then we had to just leap. We had to take a chance and hope it would all work out. As my son so wisely reminded me "Mum, you won't regret doing it... you'll regret NOT doing it".
We settled in, got to know our neighbours, became part of our tiny rural community. We transformed the guesthouse into a B&B. We opened on January 1, 2013 and we received our first guests January 4, 2013. And we've had steady bookings since. Now, I've created a retreat for women who feel like I did a few years ago... exhausted and in need of time and space. What better place.
Yes, what a difference two years can make. Indeed.
How are you following your tug?