Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As we prep for a rather extended nautical vacation over here, I can't help but notice what a task it's been to feel ready to step away from small business work. Like many of you who run creative or handmade businesses, I spend most of my workday at home. The local coffee shop is fondly deemed my "satellite office" when the dent in the couch seems like it's getting deeper. And if I really wanted, I could spend day and night in front of my computer trying to finish one more thing.

I am amazed at the blessing it is to run a business, create a schedule and work on so many different projects. It is so life giving and sometimes, like any other job, it is just pure exhausting. 
Combatting the latter is a lot about learning to say, "I've done enough today" and just closing the computer.

What I really just have on my heart this week as I think about all you small business owners, mamas, wives, 9 to 5 ers...is this: you've done enough. It's okay to step away. To take time for yourself. To look back and recognize how far you've come. Life, especially life in small business, can feel a bit like a marathon that has no end. We can always make another to-do list. We can always do one more thing, but sometimes the best thing we can do is rest. 

So know that you are doing way better than you think you are, whatever you're doing. It is enough. You are enough. 

hey there.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hey there stranger. Seems like this gal just needed a good ol' break from the whole blog thing. So here we are again, fresh page, different title, and yes, you'll have to re-follow on bloglovin' because I like to complicate things. 

In the Midst…in the midst of what? Well, aside from Psalm 46: 5, I think it captures a little better what this little place of mine is. Really, it's a snapshot of what our days look like right now, a story or two in the midst of life. We really are in the midst of so many things right now, like so many of you, that I want to be able to look back and remember the small moments that went by in the whirlwind. So, take it or leave it. There it is and here it shall stay. 

Did I mention that the blog world and the real world collided yesterday? My sweet friend Leia who I've known for a couple years through blogging was gracious enough to spend the morning with me over a cup of coffee in one of my most favorite little corners of the city. What a great time to be able to sit down with her for a couple hours and just chat. It's a funny feeling to know so much about someone's life that you've never actually met but I am so glad it finally happened and have been so encouraged by her. Go say hi, will ya?

In case your wondering, yes, that's a completely unrelated picture from Arizona last Christmas because Lord knows we need a little sunshine and warmth up in these parts. Dreaming of a warmer climate to call home someday. 

Well anyway, cheers!

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