To say that life has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Over the last several weeks I’ve neglected this blog, I’ve been spending time outside the computer working through the daily grind, laughing, crying, creating, celebrating, planning, worrying and stressing, and making time for much-needed carefree adventures.
Dave lost his job the day before my last post, and it’s completely catapulted our world into the unknown, rattling our comfortable routines, and leaving us with no other choice but to put our trust entirely in God. While at first there were tears and frustrations, we’re both experiencing such a sense of peace now knowing bigger and better things are to come.
In the mean time, this period of transition has given us a chance to take a break and experience life in a fresh way. We’re focusing on the relationships in our lives, spending more time with friends and family, getting outside and spontaneously exploring new places, and working on exciting plans for our wedding and our future. There’s something so freeing about uncertainty when the boundaries of routine no longer dictate your every move. While of course Dave is starting to itch for the security of a paying job again, we’re enjoying the time we’ve been given to reevaluate our priorities and live a fulfilling life outside our jobs and daily responsibilities. I’m reminded of an awesome, albeit cliche, mantra: “Work to live, don’t live to work.”
In An Instant: 1// Keeping busy with lots and lots of inspiring projects over here. Including a botanically inspired illustration for a symphony poster. 2// Taking on the challenge of shooting our own engagement photos. Must have skulls and antlers, of course. 3// Tasting some pistachio macarons as a dessert candidate for our wedding. 4// Valentine’s day gifts from my man! A beautifully designed copy of Dracula, a deer vertebrae in a fox jar, and my own baby meerschaum tobacco pipe shaped like a stag. 5// Getting consumed by the forest. 6// We took a trip 9 hours up the coast to Big Sur on Valentine’s day to set up a tent in the dark and camp in the redwoods. I want to explore the whole world with this man by my side.
With things being so crazy right now, I don’t know how often I’ll be posting. But I do have lots of fun stuff I want to share in the coming days. So stay tuned! :)