I have felt more quiet and reflective lately and at first, it was because I didn’t think I had anything to say. Quiet in words, actions, and even creativity. We have just come through one of the largest business projects to date, finishing my first book and transitioning our home and business to have Kelly working full-time with me. We have also had a very strange year of things outside of our family and it has left us tired and worn out. Tired in a way that I am not sure I have ever felt before. With time I have realized that it is not that I don’t have things to say but that there are too many things to say, too many things that are messy and not just mine to share. Things that will take time to unravel for myself and what they mean. Too many words. Too many thoughts. That was this past year.  How vague was all of that? HA! But that is what last year was.

Last year was a huge year of change for us and with that brought humility. It was a year of huge growth and a year of realizing we can’t do this alone. We were brought back to our knees in the most meaningful ways. So, we come to 2018 with our hearts wide open and expecting our marriage, family, business, gifts, and faith to be deeply rooted like never before. In many ways, we are starting over, reinventing, seeing things and people with fresh eyes and being honest that we have beautiful choices to make each day and we want to make them boldly and with purpose.

So, I come to this new year ready to REST in my faith more. REST in the arms of my sweet husband and partner in all things big and beautiful in this world. REST in conversation and time with our three children. REST in creating for no other purpose but that I have been made to create. REST in my mornings being slow and quiet and intentional and open. REST in listening to my body and what it truly needs to be mentally and physically strong. REST in trusting my heart in what relationships to invest in. REST in connecting to the natural world around me and in turn feeling the power and beauty of the spiritual.

This beautiful business and life that we get to create and share still leaves me in awe. I also believe that everything that we are learning, working through and creating allows me to be a better wife, mother, artist and creative consultant to others. So, I believe that this coming year also will hold amazing strength and knowledge as I pass it along. May we all unravel and grow together.

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