my view from here

February 19, 2013Karen Courcy

After 2 whole years of having my blog up, I changed the look for the very first time. It’s not just a change of look, but a change emotionally as well.

People know me all too well that I am a routine person. I go to the same store, the same gas station, use the same pump, get the same drink everyday, and so on.

Changing the look of my blog was a huge step. I not only changed the look of my blog, but I also changed what was behind it.

I gave it walls, I gave it safety – yet I left it more open to those who appreciate it, honor it, and hold it close to them as I hold it close to me.

I created a safety net around it; back to a safe place to write and to be.

It’s not exactly how I wanted my blog to be when I first started writing 2 years ago, but I have learned that sometimes even when you work hard to take all your walls down, sometimes walls are necessary. I believe there are good walls – good boundaries.

You wont see the walls, you wont see the safety nets, but you will see it through me and my writing.

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another” ANATOLE FRANCE

You will notice my ability to write the way I used to write with no fear, filtering or wonderment.

You will see it through the words, the openness and the risks to open my voice bigger. You may even see it in the darkness or in the light.

I see the walls, I see the safety nets I have put up, but the view from here going forward is far to greater than the walls that surround this place I like to call home; a home to where the people who follow me on this journey are worth all the walls and nets I had to endure to make this happen.

It will take some time for me to get used to the new look. I will love it, but I will also hate it at times because it’s SO new for me.. but emotionally, ah! I like the view from here so far!

The view looks like a wide open sky to where my voice is a voice and not an echo. The view is like the birds that fly freely after enduring stormy weather, and they rest on a branch knowing they can take a break and just BE.

I hope you can see it too … and if you can’t yet, I am sure you will in time.


  • Hanna D

    February 19, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I am smiling EAR to EAR. My heart is open, my love embraces you as the person you are Karen. You made the right choice in putting up “safe walls” and not putting up walls that closed you out from your ability altogether. I am glad you chose SAFE walls and not the kind of walls that isolated you from the beautiful journey in writing that you take us on everyday.

    Thank you for putting up walls and safety nets so that we can enjoy every bit of it


  • KarenBeth

    February 19, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Hanna… Thank you.. that means a lot to me! Safe walls is what I needed.. and I too am glad I chose healthy walls over isolating walls.

    I already feel the difference in my writing today.. There is freedom in it I can’t explain

  • Gel

    February 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    ….”there are good walls – good boundaries”.

    We get to decide who we let into our inner circle, close to our hearts.

    I like your new blog and though it can be uncomfortable to change your space, it can also let new energy flow.

    I’m really happy for your new beginnings and I’m so glad I’ll get to keep visiting your space and hearing your creative words. There is a lot of love here. Thanks for sharing it with me.

  • KarenBeth

    February 20, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    GEL … THANK YOU 🙂 as always you make me smile! I am still working on the blog, but it’s become fun 🙂 ….

    thank you for being a part of my journey.. it’s a blessing to have you as a friend


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