A little over a week ago, I was pulling into my driveway, after going on my first ever business trip. I snapped this picture to remember all that I felt.
[I had just taken 4 flights in less than 48 hours, found myself driving an electric car solo for the first time in a new city, set up a table and shared all about Generous Coffee at a fun event, and felt extremely grateful for this life I get to live.]
I do work that I love and have a family I adore.
For the last year, I searched and tried new things, dabbled with different ventures, and wondered what was truly next. All the while, the stories I told were of what I use to do, the studio I had run, burn out, or how dreams change. As I was searching for more life, I did a lot of looking back and living in what was. I know it was all part of the healing and letting go process.
Our journeys can leave wounds. We all have them. They mark us.
As Jeff Henderson so perfectly said, “Wounds mark us for good when we learn from them, decide to shift to a different path, show ourselves grace, repent and change direction or choose to no longer be a victim or listen to our excuses.”
Get this, my new job….builds into non-profits. It gives all its profits away to help sustain amazing organizations fighting human injustices all over the world.
I loved the work I did, but I also love the work I do now. I don’t think I would be as good at what I do now, if I hadn’t done what I did before.
Life is a journey. We only ever get little views at a time, but how cool when we see how things build and connect.
Wherever you are in your journey today, I just want to gently encourage you that it is part of the bigger puzzle of your life. Each moment matters, yet nothing is forever.
So, buckle up and enjoy the ride. We get to do this thing called LIVING!
In it with you,
Ps. Now, you have officially been warned my emails may start to talk a lil about life changing coffee or gushing about my family’s ventures. Don’t worry, I will sprinkle in my latest creations and ways you can connect with me. Spoonful began as a side hobby and it is officially back to where it began.