hello 2017

2017, hey girl ••• you will be a year of all out growth and breaking out of my shell w a much anticipated swift kick from these size 10s 👟💥

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the majority of 2016 was spent in a self-imposed hibernation of sorts. I needed to reset and get grounded. I had to humble myself, ask for tons help and create a stable foundation within myself. outside looking in, this must have seemed very antisocial, overly introverted and maybe kind of rude.

however, unexplained time to myself was so needed. surrounded by a thick, unquestioning cloud of support, I buried myself so deep. total inward focus, to get my wandering mind right, calm a pervasive anxiety and to gain perspective. I worked, slept and ate. I moved back 'home' and lived rent free! I got lots of mom hugs :) and I fell in love :)

around late summer my comfy little spot started to get kinda dark. dark and lonely ... safe but oh so limiting - the need to reach upwards was creeping out.

so, now, w my metaphorical roots firmly planted (within my own evolving, but more solid sense of self) and after almost a decade of tumble-weeding from space to space, I feel ready for abundant growth. no resolutions, just a different approach to being : a lighter, more honest + expressive self, that came ONLY after slowing down and rediscovering my voice.

perhaps this is your year of supermassive growth or taking a giant leap! or maybe, like me on Jan 1, 2016, you came crave a start from scratch, time to find your footing. whatever it is you're working towards, just remember that success looks wildly different for everyone at every time. even in my somewhat boring, workaholic past year, I knocked off some pretty impressive goals that I'm excited to share w you all, along w all of the upcoming stuffs that go into running this tiny handmade biz + intentionally living a life I love.

anyway, thx for the listen and happy *happy* first Monday of the new year to you all :)