Well, hello my dear friends. I know, I know.. I literally disappeared on you guys and went silent on the blog. Trust me, it’s certainly not for lack of desire to write or connect with you all. I’ve definitely missed this creative outlet and “me” time to share fashion, beauty, and beyond. But this world hasn’t been so cheery lately, has it? No matter how many times I plopped myself in front of my laptop to start a post nothing came out. It didn’t feel right to focus on the frivolous when such serious things were happening daily. So I didn’t force it.
The truth is all I wanted to do during this time was hold my family close and spend time with them. It felt so important to love my daughter harder than ever, play with her, watch her reach milestones and see her relish in the fact that her mom and dad were both home 24/7 for the first time ever. This priviledge is not lost on me at all, so I took it as a time to stop and finally smell those roses we’re all always talking about it. I knew the time I was able to have at home with my family was something so many people only dreamed about and I wasn’t about to let it go to waste.
I took this time to rest, not quit.
You can’t really “rest” with an 18-month old and another on the way but you get what I mean 😉 2020 has been a trying, heartbreaking, but definitely eye-opening and perspective-tuning year so far. One I know I’ve learned so much from and continue to do so. Being home and thinking about what’s happening outside your “safe” walls can dig up things you never thought to dissect. But I’m grateful that it did. For me, it was so necessary.
I just want to say that moving forward I’m very aware of our world and the current state it’s in but I do, for the most part, plan to keep things light here and focus on the beauty of life, because there really is so much to be grateful for – 2020 is not canceled. I just didn’t want to gloss over everything that’s been happening and felt a post to chat with you all was necessary. I might from time to time discuss topics that go beyond fashion and home decor but I want this to continue being a place we can share creatively and have a little fun! I am not your news source and I certainly don’t want to be. I want to bring you uplifting, aspirational content that brings a smile to your face, sparks something in you, and helps you create a life you’re excited to get up for every morning.
One of my biggest takeaways during this time of reflection is that sometimes you have to sit in uncomfortability to grow. My goal is to continue navigating life with a spirit for learning and listening to people and experiences different than my own. As a mom, I have the priviledge to show my children right from wrong and it all truly starts with us.. at home.
I am really excited to get back to consistent blogging and start writing again. I’ve missed it and I hope you’re excited too!
With lots of love,