Stop Striving.

Thanksgiving Covid-19 edition.

I’ve been MIA this week because I’ve been feeling exhausted, burned out, out of sorts. Whenever I feel this way I want to give up on my endeavors. I ask myself why even bother trying to build something when I don’t see results. Being a mom of two, a wife, working part time remotely and building my side businesses it and dealing with covid can be a lot. I often have to discern who needs my time and energy. This week I needed time to myself, time to unplug and shower myself with lots of grace. Can I remind you, It’s okay not to have it all together. It’s okay not to have your house in order all the time. It’s okay to take a break. To not post on social or scroll. It’s okay to take time to recharge. You don’t have to explain to anyone. Only you know what your body needs. I needed some quiet time. A hot bath. To dry brush. To light a candle. To listen to Carrie Underwood’s new Christmas album. To make me a gingerbread tea. To read my bible. To write in my journal. To stop striving. And most importantly To rest in His abiding presence. He renews my spirits, sparks the light within me.

Yellow knit top @target

What matters most to you?

Thankful for my husband @chrisryandesign He loves me with scars and all! He has always seen the potential in me even when I didn’t see it in myself. We both are creatives.We both are orderly. We both love God.We both value community. We both believe in leaving a legacy of faith. We both want our children to focus on what really matters.We both focus on keeping our peace.We both want to love well. The world can be very noisy, very confusing, very misleading, but one thing is constant in our life.His name is Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. ✨ His love is unfailing. We both love to go out to the country to experience the presence of God. To realign ourselves, and remind ourselves what’s important in this life. ✨ Family, loving well, and leading well. An intentional life. With God in the center of it all!