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Updated: Oct 17, 2019

hus-tle

verb

force (someone) to move hurriedly or unceremoniously in a specified direction.


I think I’ve worn this word like a badge of honor for quite some time now.


I’m not a naturally patient person, I don’t like depending on others to do something or to do something right. I like to get things done, see things accomplished, challenges conquered. Not a lot of wishing and hoping, just “how do I make this happen?”


I’m pretty proud of the things I have been able to do over the years, sometimes with little more than Google and sheer determination, but I’m a little tired of my life being defined by such a restless word.


I’m not done being creative or working hard, but I’ve found myself lately wanting to change my “word.” Maybe, if I could choose a word, it could just be “seasons.”

Whatever the season I’m in, I want to embrace it while it’s here.


Right now, just being mom is a full time role. With my youngest in 6th grade already, this word won’t be my number one job description for very much longer. And I've got all different kinds of feelings about that!


"With my youngest in 6th grade already, this word won’t be my number one job description for very much longer"

Seasons and roles will come and go, but this is the most important to me right now and it requires a lot of focus and attention and just being present.


So I’m setting aside the “hustle” and shifting my business into something that will hopefully be more home based than it’s ever been before. I’ll still be creating lovely things while I sit at my dining room table, and you’ll still be able to buy them. I’ll still think and plan and dream big things, but hopefully I’ll be doing that while snuggling on the couch with my kids, not in a 10 x 10 pop up tent every. single. weekend.


"but hopefully I’ll be doing that while snuggling on the couch with my kids, not in a 10 x 10 pop up tent every. single. weekend." That's me, hunkered down in the back. With my 16 (almost 17!) year old in the beanie.

"While I’m home more, I’m sure to find projects right here to keep me busy in this house that is almost 100 years old."

While I’m home more, I’m sure to find projects right here to keep me busy in this house that is almost 100 years old. I hope to have a little more time to explore our city with my family, so I’ll share that with you too.


And as a home school mom with kids in 11th, 10th, and 6th grade, I’d be happy to let you know what has worked and what I wished I had known 11 years ago!


If you’re interested in following along, awesome! If you’re like “whatever, lady I’m just here for the jewelry…” hey that’s cool too! Either way, I’m glad you’re here.

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