Friday, January 2, 2015


I'm somewhere in the middle of all of the posts I see about the New Year. I'm somewhere in between LET'S MAKE ALL THE THINGS HAPPEN and meh. It's a new year. I'm more melancholy than normal about the new year, but I'm also hopeful. 

You see, 2014 was tough (understatement) but I also felt the Lord so strongly so many times. The Lord changed my life through hardship and through joyful times. He was so evident in every nook and cranny of my year.

I'm a small business owner, so I obviously like to dream big and set goals and make ideas come to life, but I also am unorganized and sometimes can be rather lazy. I have a hard time shuffling everything and at the end of the day, I'd rather sit on the sofa and watch TV with Chase than go down into the studio and package 75 orders. During the day, I'd rather play with Knox than peruse instagram (though many times, I find myself mindlessly scrolling through my feed). Sometimes my workload and inbox is crippling..and instead of tackling it, I ignore the problem. 

I've resolved all the cliches in years past - to be more organized and work out more. Stop drinking dr. pepper and meal plan more consistently.

But this year, my resolution is simply to live life. 

Want to join me in that?

Whatever that looks like for you, be it:
Being present. Making goals. Running after a dream. Being still. Taking risks. Taking the time to daydream. Having hope. Choosing joy. Traveling. Being content. Seeking after the Lord. Self-care. Trusting God more. Killing sin. Kicking bad habits. Taking time to be creative.  

However you live it out, make 2015 a year of life worth living.  Because if nothing separates us from the love of Christ and we are more than conquerors, then we have no excuses. 

"Life or bust."



  1. Reading this and nodding at every single sentence. Being a small business owner + mama & wife is no easy task. God's grace carries me through most of my days! So so glad I stumbled upon your blog (and super cute shop). Happy new year! Cheers to living life. xo, kait

  2. I have a feeling that this year is going to be a great one for you. You are such a strong woman and I have been praying for you. Thank you for always being so strong and so honest. I hope to be like you one day.
    Love, Allison

  3. This is like taking a deep breath of fresh air. I learn from you a lot.

  4. Absolutely, amen, heck yes to all of it. With our first baby due in a few weeks, I feel like "survive" could have been my word of the year. But the simplicity of living life? I love it. I want to soak up every moment of being a new mom and enjoy all the changes that will come to our family.


  5. That sounds like me.
    But this year im in to this challenge.



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