Thank you for sharing so honestly and beautifully on my last post. upon reading through all your comments i immediately thought of that lyric from the song message in a bottle by the police. you know the part where @theofficialsting goes, “seems like i’m not alone in being alone. a hundred billion castaways looking for a home.” ? because isn’t that so many of us? thinking we are alone when most of just want the same thing at the end of the day? i may just need to dig that song out of my music library to listen to. it was the anthem of my youth! 😂 but seriously, i’m so happy that what i said resonated with so many of you. a lot of times i post things here and i’m just grateful that anyone would take the time to read what i have to say. so to know that something i said was even remotely helpful... well, that means everything to me. so thank you. ❤️❤️❤️
Guys, the new stuff on @thepasticheshop is my favorite. lot. yet. pictured: stoneware mug with an amazing circular handle, a beautiful white and natural stoneware plate that i can’t wait to use for food styling, and enamel pinch pots in blush, marigold, gray, and black. and so much more omgomgomg go look.
Last year, my sweet friend shaina (@yourampersandstudio ) introduced me to the concept behind "word of the year." we may be well into q1, (craaazy, right?), but i've had just enough time to sit with my decision and see how it feels in practice. if you watch my story, you probably saw this coming!
my word of the year is balance, and it's perfect.
fun fact: i'm a proud libra, so this choice feels especially appropriate!
2017 was one of the most challenging years of my life! i bought into a serious case of superwoman syndrome (doing all the things). i drove myself into the ground. halfway into the year, i had nothing left to give. two words, guys: never again.
this year, i'm making a point to put myself first. self-care will be an essential strategy for success. i'll celebrate my wins, give myself credit each time i reach, and forgive myself when i fall short. this year, i'll redefine what it means to be a real superwoman.
two quotes summarize this lesson beautifully: you have to put your own oxygen mask on before you can turn to help the person beside you. you can't pour from an empty cup.