Recently there has been quite a bit of chat surrounding the topic of following your dreams- it seems everywhere I turn folks are speaking from the heart about following their bliss, being authentic to their spirit and best of all doing what they love- all this boils down to the same thing- following dreams. As children we are encouraged to believe in magic- somewhere along the way life gets in the way- bills pile up and the magic of living can disappear.
Over the past year I have had some pretty big life changes happen- I haven't written about them here as this is the space for all the is fun and pretty in my life- it took me awhile to understand that although these changes were painful they were positive- for me. Just over a year ago I quit my job of almost ten years- I needed to be home with my kids- they needed me- when I left I only worked weekends but still saying good by to that safe place was difficult- so much of my identity was wrapped up in that place.
But financially I was still safe because I was doing day care from home during the week- I was caring for a family that were close friends and their Little became a part of our family. I continued to do this until just a few months ago- I made the decision to head back to work full time- day care was procured for Miss Lo- I was going to pay bills off- I had a plan. The only problem with the best laid plans is that sometimes they don't fit. The Mr. and I had long conversations revolving around putting our baby girl into day care- she seemed to little still.
Ultimately we decided that staying home for one more year with our youngest was more important than getting a few bills paid off a year faster- I am staying home. I have a year- I have a year to be with my gal and follow my dreams- I have a year to make Plain Jane Designs work. I have so many dreams and plans it is hard to quantify them all- difficult to catch and pin down- even more difficult to realize. Sometimes the fates aline and a chance to follow your dreams is offered- I have that chance to work for myself- doing what I love- I am catching onto that chance and following my dream!
P.S. thank you Alex for the pep talk last night- you are my inspiration- xox