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Friday, January 6, 2012

Life's Lessons ~ Under The Tuscan Sun

Under The Tuscan Sun starring Diane Lane, is one of my favourite movies! Not only for the fabulous Tuscan setting, but also for the subtle lessons it teaches us about surviving Life Transitions. Sure we may not have the budget to jump on a plane and escape to Italy or have friends with a trip ticket they aren't able to use. The movie follows Lane's character as she creates her life after an unexpected divorce.

Though  Life Transition and it's challenges are faced not only by people going through a divorce, it applies to anyone who finds the person they are is no longer familiar or the life they are living no longer fits.

If you have never seen Under The Tuscan Sun, I encourage you to add it to your must see list.

With a fresh new year upon us waiting to write yet another chapter in our life!  is the perfect time to to start taking steps towards making that life transition you have been dreaming of, a reality.

The first step towards your new life, is deciding that you are going to leave behind the past, no matter how good or bad it may be/have been. It no longer fits and you know no amount of alterations is going to make it fit you or you to fit it, again. 

 " What may appear to be the end is a wonderful new beginning waiting to start"


Yes.... 
the unknown can be scary. 
And you may stumble along the way. 

But knowing on the highway of creating your new life, you will come to the exit you have been seeking.....

Is worth a broken heel or two....





24 comments:

  1. This post shares a lot of wisdom, I like that sign post, it has a touch of humor in your "it is worth a broken heel or two". My current post on my blog is about choosing a word to guide you during this fresh new year of beginnings. Bloggers are coming up with words that perfectly suit them.

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  2. Thank you for your insight and encouragement. I want to forget those things past, or at least learn from them.

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  3. Great advice, Celia! I've had to make a few significant life transitions, and I can honestly say that I'm better off for each one of them. Bless you for sharing from your heart.

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  4. I LOVE Under the Tuscan Sun! One of my favorite movies for sure! I dream about buying a villa in Tuscany :) My favorite quote from the movie is "Any other arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere, I would be different." So true.

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  6. A well-timed post. I read the book, but will most definitely add the movie to my viewing list. It helps being reminded that others are going through and have survived heartbreak and other obstacles.

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  7. never saw the movie...will have to watch it. And your advice is great. I like how you said the past doesn't fit anymore. I want to learn to enjoy the journey...my goal for twenty twelve. Tons of hugs to you Celia...you're the best and you always inspire.

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  8. Dearest Celia,

    Lovely post with great life's teachings! Wow, that run-way model is about to break a heel it looks like.

    Love to you and wishing you warm and cozy days for your winter.

    Mariette

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  9. I've always wanted to see that movie. I need to go out and get it.

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  10. I feel like this was written just for me! It fits my situation to a tee. I will have to come over here and read this when I start worrying. I love that movie. Maybe I'll dig it out and watch it this weekend... or maybe I should start looking at villas in Tuscany! xo

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  11. Wow! this was written for me. I will be making some big changes this year; taking some big risks and am as equally excited as I am terrified. Thank you so much for your perspective xx

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  12. Definitely something we all should do. You and all others can if we apply ourselves. Lets get with the program.

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  13. Such a great post--I'm in a transition time myself so I can definitely relate!

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  14. bravo! very well stated (and you're living it!). under the tuscan sun is one of my all-time favorites for the life-growing inspiration. thank you for sharing!

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  15. How I love Under the Tuscan Sun too...I am ready for a year with some changes!
    Have a wonderful weekend Celia, I hope the cold is not keeping you in...Spread your wings and Fly! :)
    Nathalie

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  16. I have yet to see that movie. I will put it in my queue soon.
    A new year is time for new beginnings. My goal is to keep working toward my goals =)
    You are welcome to use my "wishes" idea any time.
    Did you try the cocktail? I always like to hear feedback. Anything with roses is my favourite!
    Wishing you most a beautiful weekend! xoxo, B

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  17. That film is on my list. I adore the wise words of wisdom in this post - I shall bear them in mind.
    Have a sweet weekend, too;-)

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  18. I've seen that movie. Transition can be so scary as can change. But I have to remind myself something better is always there when the dust settles
    xoxo
    SC

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  19. First ... one of my favourite movies. We drove all over the place looking for it one night.
    Secondly ... I hear you on the life changes. I was just restructured out of my job on Thursday so ... it looks like my next career starts now. It's scary and exciting at the same time.
    But when I look at you and what you've accomplished ... losing a job seems so trivial.
    Fabulous post as always C.
    Hugs.

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  20. Hello dearest Celia - this is such a great post...perfect for the New Year! Under the Tuscan Sun is one of my fave movies of all time. Wishing you the best in 2012. I have a feeling it will be an amazing year for us!
    -Marie

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  21. wow...I just really love this post. Just what the heart needed reminding of. thank you. thank you.

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  22. Oh wow, all I could think of when I saw the girl on the runway was what a fabulous figure she has!!! But, no "padding," so I sure hope she was okay!!!
    xo
    Cindy

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  23. I love that movie, too, and it was just on the telly about a week ago and I saw it for the...well, I forget how many times I've seen it! I love all movies about women on their own making life changes. Nice post...thanks!
    Cindy

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  24. What lessons can be gleaned from this movie/ love the post, I am following your blog pls visit mine,
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