Thanksgiving is almost here and I finally had a moment of stillness. Something about seeing the Fall Decorations sprinkled around and bits & pieces of my artwork covering every little corner of our apartment humbled me.
I stood and look around our little home and I was overwhelmed with gratefulness. I eluded to a bit of our crazy journey from past few years in this post, I never in a million years would have imagined this to be my life. I like to hold the future with an open hand, ever changing. It allows me to be open to new dreams, new relationships and ultimately my own personal growth.
When I think back to this year, it has been filled with just that, Growth.
Marcus and I were talking about it just the other night, we could never have imagined the challenges we would have faced, but at the same time it is balanced by a deep strengthening in ourselves that we couldn't have developed without some hardship.
I wrote this over on instagram the other day:
"I woke up this morning to dirty brushes & paint in my hands. My sister told me the other day that I should paint shadows. I casually said maybe, but then last night something magical happened. ⠀
I chased shadows. ⠀
Finding beauty in the negative spaces, in the dark. This is what life is about for me. Digging deep in those dark moments to search for the good & beautiful things that need to be found. ⠀
These paintings aren't finished yet, but I wanted to share the process with you... because maybe you needed to be reminded that there's something beautiful waiting outside of your current storm."
The holidays can become a time of stress and exhaustion. My challenge this year is to be present. To listen to the relationships around you, to slow down. To write down your accomplishments & gratitude.
Lets help encourage each other to do just that!
I created a little Holiday Guide that shares a few of my Simple Tools that help me stay sane & successful during the holidays!