I’ve been falling into a really lovely pattern of not over doing it! It feels like spacious loveliness. Like, breath. Somewhere along the line I convinced myself that I must over achieve and lately, friends, I’ve let it go. It’s been an ongoing struggle these last few years (a product of hustling very hard to transition into this full time work), but I think I’ve made yet another step, perhaps a huge leap, in the direction of trusting that I don’t need to keep piling more work on myself. I do enough. I am enough.
I owe so much of this inner soul work on this subject to my friend Brene Brown who has taught me all the ways in which perfectionism is a vulnerability armor, how shame resilience is key, and how daring greatly just might mean (for me) making choices that are aligned with my enoughness which (for me) means less is more.
From these photos it looks like it’s been dates for just one, but really it’s been dates with two. John and I are having some of the best conversations we’ve ever had. I am finding myself amazed how much I still don’t know about him. I hope we’re still surprising one another into old age.
The weather has been downright awful, yet the tulips are a bright spot, as is our little free library that continues to bring smiles every single day.
We’ve been spending lots to time indoors. True’s Gran Gran recently gave him the above travel easel set. Highly recommended. It comes with all sorts of art tools and it’s all very compact and kid safe/non-toxic. LOVE this thing.
When it is sunny, we’ve been rushing out the door to feel the warmth. Portland weather is always fickle around this time of year. We’ve all learned to rush outside for the sunbreaks when they arrive.
In other news, my gift products have gone worldwide with international distribution. This is a big big big deal and we’re all quite excited about it. We’ve been getting all sorts of emails from our friends in the UK, Canada, Australia and more sharing with us their happy surprise when they stumbled on the products in their local stores. Yes, it’s true! We’ve gone worldwide! Can’t thank you enough for your support to make this crazy dream real. International retailers, if you want to order our products for your boutique/store, send us an email to hello[at]kellyraeroberts.com and we’ll send you all the details.