every year teaches me something new. ... and usually i'm happier for it, even if the process can be painful. and especially if it was difficult. those are the best lessons. but as i'm sitting here, thinking about what the next year may hold for me, and how i've so enjoyed getting to this point (most of the time), i can't help but feel so inspired to do more, to be more, and to care more. you know?
what a gift this life is!
and last night, as i'm out for dinner with a dear friend, i feel inspired. she has gone through some incredibly difficult battles for any woman, let alone a young woman. yet she is showing pure grace, strength and amazing beauty that shows such appreciation for this life.
i am so thankful to have such wonderful friends. both in a physical sense, of course, but also here in this space... i have met so many lovely people through this blog, and through other resources, pinterest, ravelry, and etsy. to know so many creative, and inspiring people just lifts my heart. i am so happy to have you in my life.
and it's my wonderful family who have been with me from the beginning. encouraging me, comforting me, and pushing me when i needed it most. you've helped to mould me into who i am today, and who i'm becoming.
and it's really just the simple things that i find so important. i don't want to get so caught up in the buzz of chaos, but rather remain creative, healthy, and inspiring, while still "keeping up" with what this society likes to push at me. i love to be reminded of what i'm really capable of. to start from scratch and to make. to stretch . to breathe.
and so i'm looking forward to this next year of my life.... what i will learn, and how i will grow. and i'm so excited to have you with me in this journey. thank you! xo