Logging into WordPress to write a blog post and immediately being presented with the space to create a Title for my post is a bit overwhelming. I usually don’t even know what I want to write when I sit down to write. Typically just allowing the words to flow when I come to write them. I have to rhyme or reason to this method. But it works.
In case you missed it on Facebook a while back (I don’t even remember how long ago it was), I have officially closed up shop on my Graphic Design Business. The working around the clock, checking my email a bajillion times a day to make sure that I hadn’t missed asuper important email from a client or a potential client, spending next to no quality time with my kdis or husband, and the constant anxiety/stress/sleep-deprivation finally did me in. So if you go looking for Studio five49, you (sadly) won’t find it.
And to be honest, I haven’t even missed it. Having no business to run has provided me with a lot of chances that I had been missing. And it’s taken a LOAD of stress off of my shoulders. I felt, for a while, like I had been bearing the weight of one hundred men. Trying to handle it all, do it all….BE it all.
And my husband has been so insanely supportive. I don’t know that I would have ever been able to call it quits if HE hadn’t encouraged me. When he started to see that my heart just wasn’t in it anymore, he recognized that it was time to let it be done. My heart is with being a mom…being a wife…reading good books (whenever I actually slow down-even now-to read them)…writing…capturing our lives with my camera. Working full time put an end to all most all of that and I’m OVERJOYED to have it back.
I’m also ecstatic to be starting school again May 12. I went back last fall, then went back to work, but I’m beginning yet again in a few weeks. Right before we move (I’ll share more on that soon!) to North Carolina.
God has our family in the palm of his hands, as he recently provided me with an opportunity to keep my hand in design (something I really do enjoy…but not enough anymore to own and manage a business) by opening the door for me to become the assistant over at Restored 316 Designs. It gives me the chance to work with and alongside of one of my favorite designers and someone who has been more of a friend and mentor to me through the years than she has ever been any kind of competition. It keeps me working and contributing financially without taking away the time that is so precious to me with my family.
So…if you would still like some design work done by yours truly, mosey on over and we can help you out!
I’m learning, day in and day out, that I can’t handle things…can’t handle LIFE…without God by my side. Things always just work when I relinquish my sense of control and let him do it.
That’s what you’ll find coming to my site more and more…so many stories and examples of how he’s controlling things. How I’m learning to let him. How he’s leading me and calling me to share some things that are deeply personal with everyone. Things that I’m hoping and praying deeply will impact the hearts of my readers (if there are even any of you left, seeing has how I write so seldom these days).
It’s going to be amazing…