Hello, sweet friends.
Today I have a personal post to share- something that my new readers may not be used to. A little back story… before I started my business, videos or social media, I was just a blogger. I posted about my mediocre craft projects, things I was doing and little bits of randomness. During this time, my readership grew slowly but those readers became some of my very first blog friends. As I became more serious about blogging, and eventually started my business, these personal posts have been become a little less frequent. Nevertheless, they are still some of my favorite to write because I get to share my heart and give you little glimpses into my life.
Over the weekend, my sister that lives in San Francisco, surprised us with a visit. We don’t get to see her often, so when she does come, I try to put aside work so I can enjoy my time with her. As it turns out, I had stayed awake until 3AM the previous morning to finish up work projects, so it worked out perfectly. I had planned on stamping the whole weekend, but that was pity in comparison to spending quality time with my sister. As some of you know, my word for 2015 is LIVE, so I decided at that moment to live.
We had a lovely weekend together. We stayed up to the wee hours watching Netflix together, I randomly decided to cut off 8-9 inches of hair off, we planned details of my assistant’s wedding that’s in June, lots of delicious goodness from Chiptole was consumed and then we ended it with manicures and pedicures. Absolute bliss wrapped up in a single weekend.
Some may be wondering why my word for 2015 is LIVE. I won’t go into it all, but back in August 2012 I was in a car accident that changed my life. It turned my whole world upside down and I went through years of trying to find logical answers on why I was dealing with all these health issues. Just this past year, I have been able to slowly enjoy moments in life. While I don’t live a “normal” life, by any means, I have learned to take advantage of the moments I feel well and in the midst of the craziness, I opened my shop. THIS POST really goes into it more, share links to other posts on the topic and even gives you the podcast where I share how the Pretty Pink Posh Shop came to be.
I won’t pretend that everything is pure bliss- that is far from true. I still have days where I can’t get out of bed due to chronic fatigue. I imagine life without health issues and the ability to drive wherever my heart desires, meet the man of my dreams and start a family. Who knows, it could happen someday… if it does, I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to keep plugging away. I want to continue to inspire you, my readers, customers and friends. Let’s continue to LIVE.
Question: when is the last time you lived in the moment? It could be something spontaneous, or an event that was planned for a while. I want to hear how you all are LIVING in 2015.
*hello sunshine stamp can be found here