Five years ago I started Project Grace 2010 in the lead up to my 40th birthday. This year marks the halfway point between that milestone and the next big one.
Oh. My. God.
There are big changes ahead this year, "I can feel it in my waters" (in the words of Kath Day-Knight).
We (my husband Patrick and I) are in the final stages of preparing to sell our first home - this has been one of the most difficult things I've had to face. Letting go of a beautiful property that backs onto a tree-lined creek - am I mad?
But life has taken me on a journey beyond my imagination. Little did I know that the seeds planted in Project Grace 2010 would lead to a life where I live between Australia and France for 6 months at a time.
I now work full time for a company called Bikestyle Tours and when I'm not running cycling trips in Australia, Italy, France or Spain, I'm doing behind the scenes preparations and creative designs.
Though this lifestyle is as amazing as it sounds (I do have the best office views), it has made it impossible to move back into our house. An empty house is an empty house - you can always tell when no-one's home despite whether the lights are on or off.
It's time to say goodbye.
Not only to our home, but to the life we thought that we would be living - one with babies, pets and friends with same-aged children. While I love the life I am living now, it's not without missing what could have been. If I could, I'd have it all. But this was not my choice to make.
A new chapter awaits.
As with all new adventures there'll be challenges and triumphs. My biggest challenge, I know, will be to let go.
In the spirit of 2010, I have started a new project to facilitate this transition - Project Letting Go.
After numerous attempts to revive my blog, Project Grace 2010, it's time to say goodbye - for good.
It was only ever meant to last a year. Coming back here to launch several 'comebacks' was like putting on an outdated jacket that didn't quite fit anymore. It really is time to let go, and move on.
If you have been following my journey on this platform, Facebook and/or Instagram, I invite you to my jump on my new platform and continue to travel with me as I embark on this new journey.
Goodbye to Blogger and to Project Grace 2010... and hello to Tumblr and Project Letting Go.
All aboard. Toot Toot!
With love (and gratitude for giving me the space to express myself).
- Grace xxoo
My New Home: gracemimfitz.tumblr.com