Top of the YEAR to you!! How are you? I missed being here but it was SO nice to take a little break……. to take the time to do fun things with the family and breathe deeply into the true meaning of the season! Plus I have something MAJOR to share with you!
Christmas was magical as always. But it was life changing too. Phew, that sounds like such an exaggeration but it really was beyond awesome……
Now on to the news, right?? Ok, this is a bittersweet post to share. I’m not sure where to start. My breathing is speeding up as I
speak type. My vacation had a MAJOR influence on this decision of mine…….. I don’t know where to begin or how to write exactly what is on my heart but I will give it a whirl anyways………….
Four years ago when I opened up my Etsy shop it changed my life. And only for the better. I am an energetic creative being who needs an outlet and place to direct this spirit on a daily basis. Yes, I have learned that the key to my own true happiness is to create something every.single.day.
So much and so little has changed since then. Add on a few more kids, a big garden, and a bunch of animals. Add on about a zillion more ideas (sometimes it feels like, daily.) Throw in a very large dose of heartache. These changes are nothing but blessings. They are all good and awesome and beautiful and I can’t imagine these past few years being anything different. Heartache, joy, sorrow, pain, creativity………. I can not and will not separate or compartmentalize my life because to do so would bring me to a place other then where I am right now and there is NO other place I’d rather be.
Ok, out with it you’re thinking! Yes, I am winding down on the product side of my business………. this means the month of January is the last month that I will be selling soap dispensers and other mason jar items!!! I still can’t believe I’m writing this but it is essential to my 2013 dream. I am planning to keep selling soaps (loving the good smells around here so those are staying…. for now anyways!)
When does that moment occur to you that you realize you can’t do it ALL? As bad as you want to and as appealing as it sounds it simply is not possible………. I have loved LOVED selling my handmade goodies in my shop but I am realizing that it isn’t the path forward for me in living (what I believe) I was put on this earth to do-
Which is to be the BEST wife and mom possible and to inspire you to live a beautiful and creative life…to bless your home, family, and indeed your own heart with your beauty and creativity. In a world of 24/7 news cycles, horrible tragedies, and doom and gloom at every corner……. I really do believe this message is more important then EVER!
So what do you think? Are you willing to help me spread that message this year? Are you ready to turn the volume down and pay closer attention to the things that are MOST important? Are you ready to try and learn something new? Are you ready to say goodbye to the pessimist? The cynist? The negativity? Are you ready to join with me in spreading optimism? My sights aren’t set on perfection. My sights are set on learning and trying and failing a zillion times this year. My sights are set on being the best role model possible….. not just talking about it but actually WALKING with it.
How I plan to share this message……. through my Homebound Magazine. (Which I am now selling limited copies in print directly from my shop!!) Also, of course here on the blog. And there are other major projects brewing that I can’t wait to share with you!!
I have never been this un-comfy yet liberated at the same time!! Thank you so so much for your nonstop support and encouragement! Because of you 2013 is going to be beautiful!
Happy New Year!!!!!!!
xoHeather (and family)