Friday Inspiration: When I Grow Up
We’ve had this little card stuck on the mirror at Maiden South – in our original space – practically since the day we opened up. It rings true for Jess (the artist formerly known and sometimes currently known as Gracie) and I both… I think sometimes the creative mind can be positively overwhelmed with all the things we want to do! And often, we think we can do them all. And sometimes, we can come close. ;)
I am fortunate enough to be able to do most of the things I want to do, when I want to do them. I have an incredibly supportive husband and parents and sister and in-laws and friends. Because I feel secure in my personal life, I feel more able to take risks elsewhere (ya know, like open up a shop in a tiny town). I’m so grateful that I have always felt able to try new things, learn new things, and do new things, and I’m constantly adding things to my list of what I want to do and be when I grow up. At 29 years old and expecting a baby, I know I should probably feel grown up already, but I don’t wanna grow up! And I want to show this baby that as long as you can be self-sufficient, you can do your best to try and do and be all the things you want to do when you grow up… often without actually growing up. I hope that you are doing the many things you want to do when you grow up this weekend!
As an aside, I’m also overwhelmed with all the things to be excited about in my life at this moment. I’m happier at home, at work, at the shop, and otherwise I think than I have ever been. I have my college best friends coming into town this weekend (we’ll miss you MK!) to celebrate and shower baby K with all our friends here, and that on top of everything else has my heart feeling like it’s about to explode. Saying prayers for safe travels for all my besties and prayers of thanks for sheer joy this weekend!