Happy Friday! How was your week? I’ll be honest, mine started out pretty rough. I’ve been doing some serious evaluating and going through some tough times as a result. I’m trying to sort through all of my creative energy and figure out my next steps in this little journey of mine! This has felt like the majority of 2012 for me and I’m grateful that I’m starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been making a conscious effort to let go of the pressure I put on myself and just follow my heart and what excites me at the moment, as simple as that. I’ve got some exciting projects in the works and I’m excited to share and announce some new directions soon. My mother-in-law told me something so encouraging and I thought I’d share in case any of you ever feel the same way. She said, “You don’t have to aspire to be something huge. Just think of what brings you joy and how you can serve others.” Isn’t that beautiful? I think as creatives we often make things overly complicated. If you’re anything like me you have BIG dreams and constantly think about every possible scenario and want to do it all…but it’s ultimately the most important to focus on the few things that bring us joy, and even more, serve others so that we can positively impact the world. I’m feeling encouraged and inspired again as I take small steps in the right directions for me. It’s scary but I’m ready.
Anyway, how adorable is that sweet little house above? The photo is by Johny Cook and I’m so inspired by homes with character and a story. Lately, I find myself drawn to the most neutral color palettes of black, white, and wood. I thought I’d share a few spaces that make my heart go pitter-patter…
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for reading; it’s weeks like this that I want to just reach out and give you all a big hug!
P.S. Come back on Monday for a holiday giveaway you won’t to want to miss!!