Keeping it Real

The last time I wrote a post here I was living with my husband and our two boys plugging right along with my daily life and working hard to get my business off the ground.  Fast forward six months and things have changed drastically.  

I'm currently separated from my husband of 7 years, we're finalizing our divorce and sharing custody of our two sweet boys.  I've moved into a home built in 1867(yay for a new project), not quite a fixer upper, but still plenty of things to do to make it my own. To say it's been hard has been an understatement, but I can sit here now, in this moment, and honestly tell you that I know I did the right thing.  For the first time in a long time, I'm excited about life and what the future holds. 

The last six months have been a big transition period and I took time off from the business and blog to refocus and figure out what I really want in my life...this one life that I've been blessed with.  I took time to exercise, do some yoga, and take better care of myself all around.  The town that I moved to is on the water and I spent a lot of time outdoors this summer, taking lots of walks to the park and bike rides with the boys, exploring all the old houses in town along the way.  I did all the things that are good for your soul and I feel like a new person.  My boys are my top priority.  Working my full time job is a necessity to support them and myself, but as I've put things into perspective, I've decided that the rest of my focus is going to be on growing this business and blog so that one day I can leave that full time job and spend my days doing what I love with those that I love.  And what I love is designing, decorating and styling houses.  Although I have designed a few top to bottom and decorated several others, I'm currently working on my own.  More on that next time.  And pics of the house too!