Happy Friday everyone!
This week has been a full one. I started the week at the coast spending a few days catching up with family and playing tour guide. I returned to Redding for a birthday celebration and head out to Seattle next week. More than anything this week, it has been one of learning. One of a million lessons, facing challenges, and learning how to love myself and validate my heart in the process. When vulnerability comes to the surface, it’s beautiful, scary, and terrifying. It has been a week where vulnerability has been the only option. I’m learning how to lead with my business and building partnerships with others, growing through relationships, and learning to never tire of casting vision. I’m learning how to be at ease rather than feeling the need to be for someone else. It has been a week of revisiting the past, but choosing to move forward, pursuing the better things that lie ahead. After spending a few hours of much needed introverted time last night, I let it all out. The fears, the disappointments, (the tears,) and the stresses of the past two month. I gave myself permission to stop and to feel. I finally told my heart, it was time to rest. This weekend will be one of prep for next week’s travels back to Seattle and adding margin back to my life (have any great recommendations? I love hearing about great spots in one of my favorite cities!)
Here are some links I’ve been loving lately.
I love it when creativity and design does good. This article from the Huffington Post shows a beautiful story of redesigned hospital gowns for ill teenagers. It’s stunning work and worth noting.
I’ve been looking at some ways to improve our space at home. I’m thinking some sorting of clothes and belonging needs to happen. As well as some cleaning. Once these projects are completed, storage is always an issue. This DIY from A Beautiful Mess looks like a great option for bathroom and bedroom storage.
Love cheeseboards, but think they’re too pricy of an option for parties? This tutorial from Camille Styles shows you how to build the perfect cheeseboard for under $20.
The work of Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė will give you chills. Such a powerful moment for the world we live in. If you have ever wondered if art has something to say or if it remains a powerful medium, this collection will prove it’s staying power.