“Decisions are the hardest thing to make, especially when it is a choice between where you should be, and where you want to be.” – Unknown

FACT:  I have done a terrible job communicating.  Period.  This includes family, friends, clients, and most importantly, myself. 

FACT:  This physical move with my family has been hard, really hard.  Let’s face it, in six months, we completed the following as a family:

  • Completed virtual / home school for the fourth quarter of the 2019/2020 school year with a Kindergartner, 1st Grader, & 2nd Grader
  • Prepared & sold our home in what we will always feel is one of our first loves, Alaska
  • Purchased a home in a state and community that has welcomed us with support and love, Idaho
  • Continued to run our businesses out of our home virtually
  • Struggled, and continue to struggle, to find normalcy through a pandemic

 

What we continue to work through as a family:

  • Create a home, with intention, that represents, love, family, and peace
  • Establish routines as we move into what, I know, will turn into a virtual 2020/2021 school year with a 1st Grader, 2nd Grader & 3rd Grader

 

All of this change is difficult mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.   To be honest, probably hardest on me, as I continue to set unreasonable expectations to try and do “it” all.

“Being hard on yourself is not always the solution:  Sometimes you got to forgive yourself.” – Blue Lover

What I need to give myself, GRACE.

“I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.” – Emily Ley

Although I pride myself on not presenting myself as perfect, I push myself internally to strive for perfection.  With all the change in our lives, I need to reevaluate my boundaries, energy, time, and desires. 

Frustratingly, much of my growth, and sustainability in my business is driven by social media posts both in relevancy and consistency.  Although my involvement in social media has been lack luster at best, I have beaten myself up, sometimes daily, over my lack of involvement and inconsistencies with my communication. 

FACT:  My business is open.  I will continue to work with clients. 

HOWEVER, here I am, giving myself some grace.  I will share, post, and write, on my various social media platforms as I can.  Although this may seem trivial, giving myself this approval takes a massive weight off my shoulders. 

So as our family reevaluates our choices, I implore you to ask yourself what do YOU need to reevaluate?

  • Boundaries
  • Time commitments
  • Routines
  • Needs / Wants

 

“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” – Lee Tolstoy

As we ALL continue to navigate what seems like never-ending upheaval, please know,

We CAN do this!

Refresh.  Renew.  Live Simply.