Holiday Update Part I

It is hard to believe it has been a year since this beautiful event! In other ways it seems a lifetime ago! Time is a crazy thing isn’t it?!

2018 has been full of new challenges and and more change for our family and my business. We moved again, my office moved again, new clients and partnerships forged and my boys are getting so so tall! And you know what, we are still healing. Maybe you are healing or hoping to heal from something too? Be gentle with yourself, it takes time, sometimes more time than we want. Call me crazy, but I was hoping a season would literally be A SEASON but no, a season can take years apparently!  And that is okay. You can’t put healing on a time table, you can dress it up and make it happy for a little while but it still requires time and attention.  

I keep coming back to the fact that the important things in various areas of our lives truly do take time. Whether it is building a new relationship or business collaboration, moving and getting settled in a new home or work space, raising kids and helping them through challenges or recovery from a major life such as a divorce or death. Important things take time and deserve time. And that is hard in this fast paced world where clients are demanding, school and activities are demanding and let’s be honest, we expect a lot from ourselves.  We need to MAKE. THINGS. HAPPEN. And that can cause stress and pressure, things that don’t help healing or productivity necessarily. It is easy to think “when will I ever get it together and be enough” Especially with the rapidly changing images on social media scrolling greatness at us constantly.  So maybe we withdraw in the name of simplifying.  Our poor little brains just can’t take one more thing. We aren’t machines after all and we do have to prioritize energy.  But then suddenly a break from Instagram becomes a long silence that has people concerned.  But in your heart of hearts (I switched persons here didn’t I, but I can do that, because its my blog; one reason I love social media, it gives us each a VOICE) you know social media isn’t going way, the world isn’t slowing down, it can be fun and has its place, and so YOU HAVE TO MANAGE.  And that is what I am trying to do (yet again) manage my involvement in social media, along with my local design jobs and clients and my important role as a mom and a human.  Because at the end of the day, the Internet, like the printing press and tv are not evil its just how we react to them as humans. And isolation can be damaging too.  I am learning I have to walk a thin line.  Stay involved, pray about transparency and privacy, but not give up or isolate. How you regulate the social media in your business and or personal life?  Doesn’t it feel good when you have some boundaries!  But we all still want to know what is going on right?? It is fun and its okay to say that too! 

           Social media in moderation vs. total ISOLATION

 So as yet ANOTHER NEW YEAR APPROACHES, I look forward to spending more time here with you, because I truly do love connecting with readers and clients and friends online, and also myself time to continue healing, mothering and working on EXCITING NEW PROJECTS GOD HAS PUT IN MY LIFE.  So thank you for your patience with me during this “season.”

One of the good things ahead in my business and life is a new collaboration with Willmark Custom Homes, a local homebuilder! I am going to tell you more about them in the coming days and in part 2!

 

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Comments

  1. Seasons of life…we all have them. You take care of yourself & your sons & we (your loyal followers) will be here. Always excited for one of your posts!

  2. Among The Treasures says:

    So, so good to hear from you again. Life is hard and it is harder still being in full view of the public.
    Take time, rest, and appreciate the beauty of a normal day.

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