I wrote this post a couple years ago, but wanted to re-share it, because so many of you wrote me about how my recent “Mom Failure” post resonated with you. I know I love to share about decor and pretty spaces, but I think when it comes to creating a meaningful home, it helps to know where that stems from in a person, and we can get to know people a little more. So today I’m sharing more on my dreams of becoming a mom and decorating homes, and how the two collide.
I remember feeling like a bad mom. Not like I made a mistake and feeling remorse, but I remember feeling like I was completely failing as a mom, and that made me a terrible mother. 7 years ago I was in the throws of toddler hood with an 18 – month old and a 3 year old. I stayed at home full time with my babies (still do – only now they are in school), which had always been a dream of mine, ever since I was a little girl.
Hello Friends!!! I can’t believe we are in November already. I’m trying desperately to soak in everything this season has to offer, as well as finishing up a few projects I’ve been secretly working on around our home, before I begin to break out the Christmas decor. But I had an epiphany recently, and I wanted to share it with you. I know what you’re thinking, permission? Permission for what? But before I can give you this answer, I have to explain how I got to this conclusion.
Hello Friends!! Yesterday I shared one of the risks I took early on in my blogging days, when I was first starting out in my business!! To clarify I don’t not consider myself a risk taker, or one who embraces chaos and uncertainty which are the first words that come to mind when I hear the phrase “risk-taker”. But I’ve been slightly surprised with myself over the last five years or so, as I’ve begun to grow my business, and realize that risk taking is necessary process in order grow. I believe it’s all part of embracing the process as we stretch ourselves to do bigger and better things! So today I’m going to continue with Part 2 of Embracing the Process. If you missed Part 1 I would highly encourage you to read that part first, so this doesn’t seem totally out of left field. Anyways here we go….
Hello Friends!! Today I’m switching gears a bit from the normal home decor posts you see around here. I’ll be back with more of those this week, but today I want to share something thats been on my heart for awhile to share. If you caught my last post than perhaps you are anxiously awaiting this post? If not, I shared in my last post how I’ve really been wanting to encourage women more, not just in their homes, but in their lives as well. I believe we all have a God-sized dreams placed inside us, and I shared more about why I refer to it that way. You can catch up HERE, in case you missed it, but today I’m going back. Back to the beginning of when I first started blogging, which lead to me starting a design business, and a path I took the lead to something I was sure would be apart of my business.
I believe that everyone has a dream placed inside of them. I don’t think it matters what age you are, or your race or geographic location. I believe we were all born with a dream deep down inside of our hearts just waiting to come forth. I’ve been really feeling encouraged this past year to encourage women (and men) to chase their God-sized dreams, and not let fear of failure or other people scare them from walking into their full potential. Because I believe that when we are walking out in that God-sized dream we are walking in our fullest potential.
I began to feel my heart strings tugged again to start exploring becoming an interior decorator. I had my hands full with two babies eighteen months apart, a new home I hadn’t even scratched the surface on all my plans for yet, and still I had this undeniable urge to start some kind of a creative business. You see though, I had been here before. Everytime I got this close, I came up with an excuse as to why not, and talked myself out of it.
Do you know your “WHY”? That thing you have inside of you that gets you out of bed in the morning, that causes your attention and efforts to manifest in the way they do? I’m not necessarily talking about purpose here, although that plays a part in it, but knowing your “why” can set you free from the mundane, and reignite the flame to your passions. Today I’m sharing my “WHY”, and how I came to find it… again!
Have been contemplating taking a leap in the creative field? Maybe it is to start your own blog? Maybe you want a booth at a local consignment shop, or an Etsy shop? Whatever that dream is, don’t for one second think there isn’t room for you. It’s a lie. There is room for you too! I’m reminded that ….