Full Moon seen from my garden
When I look back at my life, I see a lot of experiences, some very good and some less good. We need to experience both to appreciate a good life.
I have never wished to end up my time in this life with regrets. When I come so far, I hope, that I will be able to say; Yes, you did try a lot in this life and you did learn much, but there will be no regrets.
Without having the courage to do something different, it will be difficult to develop ourselves. Sometimes we need to just jump out, where we don’t know, if we will drown or we will raise again. I will not say, this always have been easy, but it was never boring and without these experiences, I would not have been the soul, as I am today.
Of course there are experiences, as I would like to have been without, but that is life, whatever I liked it or not. I did grow by my mistakes and I learned not to repeat the same mistakes, so now on to the next…..
Some young people have a dream about creating a family and maybe buy a house and live there for their lifetime. This life will also give challenges, just in another way. These people often wish to live close to family and friends and don’t have dreams about seeing and living in other places in the world or doing a difference in our world. They are satisfied with this kind of life, which is good for them.
Other young people have big dreams about traveling and living different places in our world. Work several places and maybe one day also create a family far away from everything well known to them. They don’t have the feeling of belonging only one place, but wish to challenge themselves to learn new all the time.
Even we pass our youth, it is still allowed to have dreams and who is to tell us, that these dreams are not possible? Only ourselves.
Sometimes life decide for us and maybe we were not awake to make better decisions, while we were young and maybe also more naive. We don’t need to give up our dreams, even they will demand some hard work and life-changing acts by us, before they can come true. It is not impossible, it is all about, how much do your dream means to you? Are you willing to do, what is needed to do, to be able to live out your dream? If not, your dreams are utopia and not realistic.
If you really have a dream, why not do your best to live your dream?
Many years ago, when I started to get problems with my health, I started dreaming again. I dreamed about, how I would love to live in a place with much sun, nice temperatures and not so ice-cold winters. This could maybe be possible, when I became old enough to be a pensioner, I thought.
Destiny showed up, before I thought this possible, actually many years before usual age for being pensioner. My health became worse and I have had my part of heavy challenges in life and together this made me in need to become an early pensioner.
Few years after I became a pensioner, my dreams went from being dreams to a possible reality. My economy was secured for surviving, almost no matter where I would like to go. I lived inside EU, where there are rules for the inhabitants about, where it is allowed to move to and in same time bringing your own pension.
As you might know, I chose to move to Spain. It was very different for me and filled with lots of challenges. I didn’t speak Spanish, but other languages, as I thought could be usable until I learned Spanish. New experience – not many Spanish people are speaking more than Spanish. So I had much new to learn.
Today I live here without a very good Spanish, but I’m learning all the time. So no matter where in the world we are living, there will come challenges. Some people might call this problems – but I prefer to call it challenges. For me this has a more positive sound.
To stay positive also in the middle of challenges, help so much to keep up the good mood. Nothing is eternal, tomorrow will be a new day with new experiences, if we wish to – of course.
Comments on: "Life" (35)
A lovely, heartfelt post! I am so glad to know you a little more.
Thank you Michael, good that you enjoyed. I like to write more, when I feel the inspiration.
I’m glad you dared to move to a different country where the customs and language were so different. I admire you for not only trying, but making it work. I’m delighted for you that you live in such a beautiful place, enjoying beauty and serenity. Good for you, Irene!
Thank you Linda for your kind sympathy 🙂
Very inspiring, Irene! I’m glad your dream came true, maybe not at the time you expected but it came true! Thank you for sharing this.
Thank you for reading, Sylvester. Life happens and all will come in the right time, even we can feel that different 🙂
You are so right. All will come in the right time! Keeping the dreams alive.
Dreams are also good to have for bad times 🙂
Yes, to help keep us encouraged 😊
This is a beautiful heartwarming post Irene. Home is where your heart is. Thanks for sharing a part of your life.
Thank you for joining and reading Joel 🙂
You’re welcome Irene. Take care.
Very well-written account of your positivity in this life. Dare to dream!
I applaud you for moving to a place where you do not speak the native language: that’s very brave, I think.
In the face of challenges, you have overcome. I’d say you’re living your dream now. Kudos to you Irene.
Beautiful moon too…
Michele at Angels Bark
Thank you very much Michele 🙂
It is never too late to dream. I’m happy, that you enjoyed.
You are an amazing woman, Irene! It is nothing new to me but I love to just write it here. We never know what life brings and whatever it brings makes us react in some way. One thing leads to another. We never arrive at destinations but at new starting points… endless development. I hope your health has improved and I am happy for you that even though it was challenging it made you realize one of your dreams! Lots of hugs to you, Irene!
Thank you for your kind concern, Erika 🙂
My dream of discovering the world has been there, since I was teenager, but life happens, as you know so well…
Hugs to your too ❤
That’s true… and life brought you here in its own way! 💖
I do still thank my daughter for encouraging me to start blogging, so yes, in its own way ❤
Amazing how this works… I am astounded too over and over again when I think back how things came together. I love doing that!
I agree. I do often think back in a positive way and then I feel so grateful 🙂
Yes, exactly! That way we can understand that all things happen for a reason which in the end is for our benefit. We need to remember again when we are facing difficult times.
I agree ❤
This is such an inspiring post Irene- you are so brave to have faced your challenges with your health but not let them drag you down, instead to look to the positive and move to another country to live your dreams. I so admire what you have done with your life. ❤ ❤
Thank you very much Lisa. I’m happy that you enjoyed 🙂
This post does not surprise me…this side of you is new to me but I have sensed for a long time that you have very optimistic and determined energy. There is always something to be grateful for, even in mistakes and bad choices– as you say, this is how we grow.
Thank you for this truly inspiring post Irene.
Thank you for reading and enjoying, Melissa 🙂
It made me happy to read ❤
Your attitude towards life and its challenges is absolutely adorable! You do have a wonderful and brave soul inside that never let you give up. That is a great feature to treasure and practice! Well-done, Irene, you are a real fighter in your work and life. I feel inspired by such people, I like learning from them and hope that I can be as brave and smart as they are! Thank you for inspiration!
Thank you for your kind comment, Ann 🙂
I’m to read, that you enjoyed.
Irene, thank you for sharing such a beautiful post. I enjoyed getting to know you more. You are a wonderful, inspirational woman. Life throws us challenges, and it is lovely to know you are in beautiful Spain, and I honestly hope that your health has improved and is improving. x
Thank you very much for your kind comment, Lynne 🙂
Thank you 🙂