Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Uncertainties


There's an old saying in Spanish: "There's no date that doesn't arrive, term that won't reach an end, nor debt that doesn't get paid." So far in my life, I have found that these are words you can live by. As much as you dread a moment, a meeting, a change, you can't stop time from slipping by, getting you closer to that date with each ticking of the clock. As long and hard as a that gloomy period in your life seems to be, it'll reach an end and the sun will shine once more. And that last one, debts that have to be paid, looks a lot like karma--which I blindly believe in.

So, yeah. I find comfort in those words that have been repeated a million times over through centuries. They still ring true today. Actually, if you think about it, every uncertainty that enters your life walks by the hand of inevitability. Funny how two concepts so seemingly opposed can be in reality so closely related...

But why am I writing about this, you ask? Well, after all that stressing and depressing, our relocation to Montreal from Connecticut has finally arrived. We're here, in temporary housing while we hunt for the perfect house. We arrived to the West Island section of Montreal a week ago and it looks awesome. I don't know if I'm in denial or if my expectations of the move were so bleak that almost anything is good, but I actually am happy with the way things are going.

West Island is a predominantly anglophone area, which helps a lot to my positive thinking. We've heard amazing things of the school district and Welcome Programs in the elementary school, which has gone to relief at least 50% of the nightmares I was having. Finally, the area is so far from downtown Montreal--a good and a bad thing in itself--that it has the feeling of a small european town from a hundred years ago. Beautiful!

I know harder times are coming as school starts soon and my kids, who know less than the basics of french, will have to attend an all-french school. Still, I'm trying to concentrate on the positives. I'm determined to go back to that novel I've been working on for forever, and that means I won't be writing short stories for some time, but just the clicking, soft touch of the keys on my fingers feel so good! I missed writing so much and hadn't even realized it.

What can I tell to all of you reading this that are going through some stressful time? Confront your demons, grab the bull by the horns, embrace the inevitable. Dreading the fact will only bring you nightmares and a hell of an ulcer. If you take action and move forward, it might still be a trying time, but at least you'll be working on the solution.


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13 comments:

Nicole said...

Glad to hear the move is going well so far! That can be really stressful, and it's hard to be thrown into unknown situations. My big stress right now is just trying to find time for everything. The summer was super busy and now we're heading into the even busier fall. Yikes! Hope things continue to go smoothly for you.

Georgina Morales said...

Thanks so much Nicole. I hope you head to a busy but very fruitful second half of the year!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Life can be overwhelming. I like how you said to grab your demons by the horns and face them. :)

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Georgina Morales said...

Thanks Elizabeth. Demons and horns seem to go hand in hand, right?

Yolanda Renee said...

You're right about those demons and horns! Seems this summer has been a difficult one for a lot of blogosphere friends, me included. Thank you for your continued support through it all, it means a lot. I do hope you get a chance to join the 100 word challenge. I know you'll find it hits the muse right between the eyes, and writing will become the joy it always was. I know what you mean about missing it. When I was at my lowest - I couldn't even think let alone write, and to get back to it now - Heaven!
I can't wait to hear about all the haunts you find in Montrea1 !

Nicohle Christopherson said...

This is such a lovely post! I never knew of such a saying, and it's absolutely true. Karma comes around, one way or another. I like how you put it better, however.

Thank you for participating. I hope I'm able to take that 'bull by the horns' attitude to heart!

Georgina Morales said...

@Yolanda: I love reading your blog and following you. Summer has indeed been tough for many of us but as a group we are stronger. About Montreal haunts, I'm already on it! You know me too well. =)

@Nicohle: Thanks for the nice words. My mom used to repeat those words all the time when I was a kid. I guess that's why I find them so reassuring. Hope they inspire you too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad the move wasn't so bad after all. Your kids will have fun learning French. Good luck finding that perfect house.

Liza said...

I wish you the best with your move. Keep in mind how much more you will have to write about with all the changes going on!

Georgina Morales said...

@Alex: Thanks Alex. I'm glad to say the experience has been very positive so far and our spirits are high. =)

@Liza: Thanks! By now, with aaalll the moves and things we've put ourselves through, I have a lifetime of stories that I'm sure will delight my grandchildren. ;-) Al least I won't be the boring granny! LOL

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We can dread it, but it's still going to happen anyway. Or worse, we worry about something that never happens.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

A great perspective. Change will happen so face it and deal with it. We all need to remember that. Hope the kids find new school to their liking.

Lexa Cain said...

I love your positive outlook and am very glad things seem to be working out. An all-French school sounds terrifying to me, but I know that kids are clever and learn fast - I'm sure they'll be fine. Good luck!!