"To make an end is to make a beginning." - T.S. Eliot. Quotes, quoted.

From the very beginning, my personal life has been a constant and consistent spark for the ideas and articles I’ve authored here on this blog. I’ve written about the blind date I met my husband on, our wedding, our relocation from Manhattan to the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and our temporary yet very first(!) home. With a range of emotions, and with the knowledge that every ending is also a beginning, today I write to share that after 9 years together, my husband and I have separated.

The start of 2017 has been a challenging few months. Moving out of the home that’s been the backdrop of this blog into my own apartment, and adjusting to this new chapter in my life has been an intense distraction from my work here, on this site that I love, and on social. It’s taken me some time to recalibrate myself. I needed a break, and that break went ahead and took itself.

Today, with a new month on the horizon and a clearer perspective that comes with space and time, I look forward to getting back into the swing of things. Bit by bit, mind you. Just as I say, “Yes you can!,” to all of you regarding decorating, I now repeat these same words to myself, about, well…, many things.

I want to say, readers, how thankful I am that you read, and that you come back again, and again, to my site. Come what may, every day you inspire an urgency in me to create and to share that is a professional gift, and I am grateful.

"To make an end is to make a beginning." - T.S. Eliot. Quotes, quoted.

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Author: Sarah Sarna

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  • Thank you, Brenda. As I’ve said before, your blog is a trusty source of comfort and reassurance. Also, that peace you refer to is everything. Your point, too, about apartment living is well taken! #apartmentlife

  • Thank you, Jessica. Breathing and feeling my feet on the ground – I find myself giving thanks for the simplest, most vital, and, yet, usually overlooked, sensations.

  • Thank you, Erika. Being open about what I’m going through is helping a great deal.

  • I was in your position in 2011. It was hard, but it really was a big beginning for me. I found that I really love living alone. That I finally had found the peace I’d yearned for for so long. And look at it this way, my friend, there are not many bloggers who write about the home and live in an apartment. I am one of them and it is a big demographic with few writers writing about it. Embrace it and look at it as a whole new aspect of your blogging career! I’m always here for you!

  • Jessica Stewart

    I went through the same with nearly the same timeline (10 years married). Even though I initiated it, it still was an adjustment. I got my little apartment and even before I hung drapery, I walked in and…felt better…at peace. I could breath. And that was such a valued feeling that everything and everyone (telling family/friends/work) wasn’t as hard as making that decision to “save myself”. I could do anything after that.
    Sending Love and Light to you in this new season.

  • Sarah, I’m here if you want a listening ear. New beginnings, good or bad, take some adjustment. Be gentle with yourself and take the time you need for you. We’ll still be here and will enjoy all of your past content until you’re inspired again. We want you well. With Love.