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Moving on to New Adventures…

May 20, 2012

It goes without saying that I will miss all the great places to have coffee, lunch, dinner and beer.. It goes without saying that I will miss those dear friends I have reconnected with during my two school years living here. And it goes without saying that  I will miss those new friends who in a very short time have become such an important part of my daily life here…

What may not be so evident are the other things I will miss…

shadows from window, bethel, Maine, photography, Nanette Faye Photography

























4 am alarm clocks that buzz upstairs over my head as she gets up to finish her homework for the day

being woken up at 6am asking if I might run to Dunkin Donuts and get her favorite “medium hazelnut iced-coffee with skim milk and an egg-and-cheese on a plain bagel.”

saying good-bye to her for the day but knowing she will call if she needs me

taking Autumn out for many walks around town and through the woods..lately he has become quite the rabbit hunter

Kitten sitting in the window box looking in the window, begging to come in for breakfast after a night out adventuring

turning on the propane stove and cuddling in my chair with a special blanket to write, think, edit photos, drink coffee and catch up with friends

meeting the sweet neighbors on my street to chat about dogs and town gossip. Once this winter, I said to my neighbor, “Can I ask you a question?”  He said, “Whatever it is, the answer is yes…”  xo

hearing a friend stop by to visit and talk to Autumn in the front yard even when I am not out there

getting a phone call to meet in 10 minutes to walk, talk and let our pups socialize

how the light dances on the kitchen floor in the morning, and streams in through the living room windows in the late afternoon

being able to open my front door and watch magnificent sunsets or snow falling on the big old oak tree

having her pop in during the day when she has a “free dot.”

sitting on the front stoop in the sunshine watching the world go by

going to sleep listening to not-so-far-away live music and the voices of happy bar goers

hearing my daughter come in every night at 9:30pm from school and holler hello

Saying good night to her before she calls it another day..

shadows, reflection, photography, Maine, changes, Nanette Faye Photography

























I am grateful to have had this special time. And now we move on to new stages of our lives and new adventures.

Until next time,

Lots of love,


5 Comments leave one →
  1. dardeela permalink
    May 20, 2012 11:33 am

    You have all the traits needed for your next stage in life! Your sense of adventure, your openness to new experiences, your ease in meeting strangers who turn into friends, your courage, your strength, your curiosity, your interests, and your passions will all come along with you as you begin the next journey!

  2. May 20, 2012 11:35 am

    Is your daughter moving out on her own? Are you moving to a new location? If so, I too am considering a physical move… which brings up the next to examine and honor all of the benefits and potential losses involved with such a change… especially with young children who are so familiar with all of the cozy and familiar spaces and memories associated with our current home – the only one they have known…

  3. Louise permalink
    May 20, 2012 1:42 pm

    Life is like a hiking path, ups and downs as you go across the “hills of days”… Even if some days are stormy, rainy or snowy, there is always a place for sun. Here is my thought for you Nanette.

  4. Paula permalink
    May 20, 2012 7:53 pm

    Life is an adventure…we all need to enjoy the ride! You will do great no matter where you are…best of luck sweetie!

  5. Bria permalink
    May 22, 2012 12:18 pm

    This is so beautiful and so wonderfully written. It sounds like a wonderful place to have to leave behind but I know how the unknown can draw us away from even the best places in life. Good luck on your adventures!

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