For the last four months I’ve kept my word for the year at the center of my decisions and I have been learning so much through it. The lessons haven’t been easy ones, but it’s been my experience that the best discoveries come through the hard stuff, so I’m okay with that. My true priorities have become so much more clear since I’ve been making the conscious decision to flourish, and that feels like a tangible reward from all the work I’ve been doing. I’m feeling more comfortable in my own skin too, which is something that I wasn’t even aware I was in need of. I tell ya, it’s amazing what God can do with one little word!
I had so many plans for this space and the things I wanted to share through my journey of flourishing, but it turns out God had a different plan. Shortly after the year started I was given the opportunity to start working as a freelance designer for a design firm that sells products, including faith based art, to national retailers. It’s hard for me to put in words the blessing that this is to me. I love being able to create my own designs and custom work for my clients, but being able to create work that glorifies God to be sold in stores around the country…well, it makes my heart want to explode with joy!
When I first started this new project I thought I could still do it all…take care of my family, run my business, direct VBS, create designs for retail, find new homes for the series, blog, take care of my home, spend time with God…but then I remembered my word, and I realized that was the wrong way to look at it. In just a few months both of my children will be in school all day and I’ll have more hours available, but right now my time is more limited. I want to embrace that fact instead of fighting it, so I’ve decided to take a little break from this space and my Home Made Lovely series, in order to keep blooming in the life the Lord has given me. I’ll still be posting on Instagram, but for the next few months I’m going to give myself permission to let the archives of this space be enough. And I’m going to keep my word at the center of it all, so I can keep soaking in all that God has planned for me.
See you soon friends!