I LOVE what I do. I love the women I meet, the creative art of styling, and continuing on with the positive message of loving yourself right where you are at. On top of it all, it is going well! Successful events, fantastic client base, why would I need to switch things up? Well... I had to examine why I was waking up exhausted, feeling our pace of life was unsustainable, and the breaking point for me, my relationship with my kids was suffering. "Is this worth it?" would come spilling out of my mouth at least once a month. You might be right there with me today. This update came as a bit of a surprise to me. After getting a nasty cold 3 weeks after I had another virus, I had a breakdown. Or as I like to call it, a "beautiful interruption" that is causing me to reassess my values and build them back into all aspects of my life.
After being sick, I took an intentional overnight alone to pray, journal, and dream. Although I can't share all of the details with you yet...I am SO grateful for that time away. It was precious and I was met with many profound revelations in such a short time. So now, it is time for me to step forward and align myself with those values. I have decided to take a summer sabbatical to focus on my family, nurture new dreams, and eat as many brats as humanly possible.
What has also been contributing to this "beautiful interruption" was our decision to move forward in pursuing the adoption of a 15 year old girl from Latvia. We had the privilege of hosting her over the month of December. Our home felt so empty when she had to return and we knew she was meant to be our first born. We have been up to our chins in home study paperwork and coordinating her return visit this summer. If you would like to follow our journey in pursuing adoption you can check out our Bringing Melisa Home page. Here is a video to summarize my heart in this next season...
One thing that I was trying to find words for in the video is how overwhelmingly encouraged I have been by you throughout my journey as a personal stylish. So many of you have spoken kind words that have propelled me forward, given me extremely valuable advise in my business, and some of you straight up told me I was worth more and I needed to raise my prices. How fortunate am I?!?
I love each and every one of you. Thank you for supporting me as I pour into my family in this next season. I am SO looking forward to where this journey takes us. I hope you enjoy each magical moment that comes your way this summer! xoxo