“If you want to become full, let yourself be empty.”
from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Translation by Stephen Mitchell)

I am impatient; For Spring, for the city, for getting out of this subtle life-pause that we’re currently in. For the moment, everything is at a standstill. We’re waiting until the end of April to move to the city, there’s little point in moving earlier because our household goods wont arrive from Germany until then and we’d also like to be able to save up a little more money to go towards the general start up costs of moving to a new home. My in-laws have been so kind and patient with us as we stay in their home, getting our lives properly headed in a different direction.

Spring is as good a time as any for new beginnings, but I’m finding this pause before it to be quite difficult. I feel less creative and less inspired, two things that I know are affected more by my mindset than by our situation, but I’m not sure what I should be doing to fix it. By the time I work it out, I expect that the month we have left here will have passed and we will have already moved into our new home.

Linked (a little late) to:

A Beautiful Mess, Live and Love Out Loud.

Sweet Shot DayWordish WednesdayPhotobucketand then, she {snapped}

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  1. Awww. 🙁 Moving is tough, especially when you’re moving overseas. I’m sure you miss the culture and way of life and the gee, just the inspiration that Germany had to offer. I hope that your time with the in-laws will fly by somehow and that you will find that creativity once again when things settle down. Sending you hugs.

    And by the way, your photos are gorgeous. As always!
    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud´s last post ..How in the World Did That Happen Wordless-Wordful Wednesday

  2. Spring in Germany is killing me, Bex! Want to switch places? LOL I know you’re feeling uninspired lately. There’s nothing worst than having an amazing talent like yours and not being able to express it through your chosen medium. Just go out there, like you always do. Something will catch your eye.

    Don’t worry about what you can’t do anything about right now. Focus on the present. Everything will turn out just fine, you’ll see.

    Miss you and Mikey bunches! =)
    Jennifer Bowen´s last post ..Flowers everywhere!

    • <3 Thank you Jenn. I'll get there eventually I think. I hate waiting!

      (if we switched places then we still wouldn't be in the same part of the world, and that would be no fun at all)

  3. laura

    I really love all these shots! Can’t pick a favorite, but second to last one catches my eye. 🙂

  4. Spring is my favorite season! And great photos. I especially love the last one. I can just hear his laugh 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope you’ll visit again soon!

  5. Your little boy looks so grown up with the hair cut, from the photos up here helping with the wood. I must have been in a different blogosphere to miss that you’ve moved to the States. I can only imagine all the emotions and feelings going on. The planning for the new place must be soooo exciting. Take care. xxx

    PS: Keep shooting even in this in-between place, they will be great memories.
    Raymonde´s last post ..SOOC Saturday and The Paper Mama Photo Challenge

    • Thank you Faith 🙂 I’ve linked up. Just processing some photos then I’ll head on over to look at the other entries. I’m sure they’re all going to make me crave Spring flowers even more!

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