Sunday, March 30, 2014

Risky Behavior

Queen Anne's Lace ready to unfurl.


Many years ago my husband and I quite our jobs, loaded up our baby boy, and moved here to Smalltownland.  We left our secure life in the big city to move into a rickety old house with the promise of only one of us being employed.  

I thought it was so risky at the time.  

Then you run across blogs that can really put things into perspective for you.  

The Chateau Gudanes is being renovated by an Australian couple and I have no doubt they will make a success out of it.  

I am already addicted to following their progress.  

42 comments:

  1. You were very brave to make the change when you were young and with a child. I'm glad it worked out so well for your family. Now, I'll go and check out that other blog. Isn't it fun, the things you find in bloggyland?

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  2. I love stories about leaps of faith. Will check out your link. Thank you Michelle and hope you are enjoying your weekend. xo

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  3. I went to check out the chateau -- what a lovely place, town, mountains. No place to leave a comment though? Thanks for sending me over there.

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  4. You have to be young to do that!

    We live in a 100 year old house, have been here 35 years, and are still adding more to make it better and better. It is a labor of love for sure and very comfortable.

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  5. I'm glad you risks in life payed off. It's important to have courage and take them sometimes.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  6. Hi Michelle, I would love to move to a small town in the country, happy for you. will check out their blog, Blessings Francine.

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  7. I'd say they won't have any shortage of rock.

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  8. Sometimes you just need to take a leap and hold onto faith!

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  9. Sometimes I wish I could do it. I don't think I have the guts though.

    That is a very pretty photo of a very pretty lace! :-)

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  10. You treated me to a memory of many, many years ago when my hubby and I took a leap and bought our first home . . . one hundred plus years old . . . a stellar mansion it was . . . sweet memories.

    Lovely site you sent our way . . .

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  11. beautiful photo. i am glad YOUR life change worked so well and gave you such wonderful beauty to share with us here. :)

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  12. I love these kind of stories .
    I also miss watching Green Acres ;)
    MOving to the county is the greatest ~ I am however glad everyone doesn't do it~
    then the country just wouldn't be be the country anymore ! lol

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  13. Queen Anne's Lace and Bull Thistles are a couple of my very favorite plants.

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  14. I love your photo! Thanks for sending me over to the Chateau! I'll be following too.

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  15. Lovely... Risk need to been taken to find the real you

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  16. I think your adventure of moving to the country was one of your best, don't you think? I adore having my own acreage, century old farmhouse, sheds and barn. It's freeing. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. Sometimes I wish my dh and I had acted on a few of our dreams back when we were young. Instead we chose the straight and narrow, and quite safe route. But every now and then..I wonder how my life would be if we had done this or that. I'm glad it all worked out for you.

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  18. i love Queen Annes Lace. a gorgeous gorgeous weed. or whatever you wish to call it. flower?! ( :

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  19. I'm convinced you would have made it work no matter the choice . . . xx

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  20. You were both very brave and it has worked out for you. I played it safe and it worked out for me, too. Different strokes for different folks.

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  21. Joe and I did the same thing, when we moved to Florida! No jobs...just did what we felt we were led to do. Trust.

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  22. Oh Michelle! What a find that blog is. Don't you want to visit? wow! And gorgeous shot. my mother loved Queen Anne's lace, I have great memories of cutting them along the roadside.

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  23. Beautiful shot. Nice to see it in it's early stage.

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  24. I guess we did something similar, although at the time I never saw the risk we were taking. Ah, youth! Checking out the blog link now. Thanks!

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  25. Your photo is gorgeous! I don't think I have ever seen it at this stage and wondered what it was at first. I think you were very brave to do what you did. Thanks for the link, I am going over right now.

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  26. You are a brave soul, I would LOVE to do that but I am not adventurous enough!! I am going to check out the blog you mentioned!!

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  27. It sounds like a "made for a movie" life!! I would have done it in a heart beat! And I love Queen Anne's Lace~~~~enjoyed seeing it in my field every few years at the farmhouse. Going to check out this blog~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  28. Taking the road less traveled is often the better choice! You all seem very content in your lives. I will have to check out this blog!

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  29. My husband and I are working towards this very thing but we are fairly certain we don't know how to live outside a city (even though I am from a small town). You are so brave - can't wait to read the blog you suggested.

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  30. I'm inspired by your leap of faith, and so happy it worked out well for you. Those leaps can be difficult to make!

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  31. Risks can lead to such positive changes.

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  32. Thanks for sharing that great little and inspiring blog link, Michelle! Everybody should buy and renovate a mansion - the world would be a wee bit better and more stylish! ;-)
    Let's have a look on my current bank statement...
    ...OK, perhaps next year ;-))
    Regards from sunny Germany, Uwe.

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  33. Wow! I have just spent 30 minutes reading of their undertaking. Amazing!

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  34. You were right then and you are even more right now!

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  35. Change is always scary and when you throw some risk in there... It sure can be overwhelming. Thankfully most times it works out and works out so much more amazing than you thought going in.

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  36. In retrospect, aren't you glad you took the chance and did it?

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  37. can you imagine how different your life would be if you hadn't? i think you were meant to be where you are! now to check out that link :)

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  38. We were way to cautious on the job front compared to today's generation. My son and family have quite jobs and left for far away parts several times with a job in hand. Still we were lucky that our first job required leaving the big city for smalltown rural and we loved it, raised a family there and have been content ever since....:)

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  39. It's an appealing lifestyle, I think. :)

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  40. As a fellow leaper, I applaud your courage and determination. Sometimes quality of life surpasses any amount of quantity. Amazing blog you have found there - what a beautiful place! xo Karen

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  41. Wow, that chateau awesome but is some project.

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