This Week at the Farm: 5 Big Announcement
It’s been fun and busy this week at the farm! It feels good to be getting some little projects done. Living in a fixer upper can feel overwhelming sometimes. There are SO many things that need to be done, but I have found the best thing to do is just pick something, get to work, and stay focused on that.
Personally I like to jump around depending on my mood so I usually have at least two projects going 😉 But either way completing one project at a time, no matter how small, gives a sense of accomplishment and they really do add up quicker than you think!
This Week at the Farm: 5
I shared the transformation of this vintage butcher block! I’m still working on our new old front doors, and started working on the little closet under the stairs too. It snowed here after being in the 70s last Sunday which was a beautiful bummer lol! Yep still ready for spring! But my nephew and I did a little puddle jumping anyway!
I’ll be sharing our new living room rug details and these awesome topiary! Plus those front doors soonish and also a really cool product I found for windows!
I hope you enjoy seeing our home transform in real time on a real budget, with a lot of elbow grease! And I hope it inspires you to tackle some projects in your home too because if I can do it anyone can I promise! I plan on being here sharing all our projects, renovations, and styling our old 1800s farmhouse and property, plus a whole lot more, for the long run! Which leads me to a really big exciting personal announcement!
This May I will be taking the blog and my creator social media accounts FULL TIME! What does this mean? Well I started all this 3 years ago and it has become a hobby turned passion for me. I’ve been doing it on the side and working full time as a teacher too. Teaching is a part of my life that I will always cherish. I love children and it has been a joy to work with them for so many years.
But a handful of years ago I decided to go back to school and I was on the fence about whether to go for design or education. I had been working with kids my entire adult life. As I mentioned I do enjoy it, but design in all forms and the creative outlets it offers has always called to me. In the end I chose the comfortable route, which seems almost foolish to me now. Hindsight and all that. Because now I see that everything in my life has always pointed to this and I’m grateful that the universe kept leading me here! And now that education degree will be applied in a whole new way 😉
But at the time I was scared. Scared of the unknown. Scared I would fail. What would people think? What would they say?
Then we bought our last little fixer upper home and I completely fell in love with the design and renovation process, which eventually led me to start sharing it here and on social media. But the past two years have been hard juggling everything. Working 14 hour days 6-7 days a week just is. Switching brain gears from one job to the next but mentally always being here because THIS is where I want to be. But constantly being frustrated because there just isn’t enough time in the day!
Blog or Bust!
I was just doing what I had to do until I didn’t have to anymore. Even when I’ve been exhausted I’m still completely excited to be here! And when you’re an entrepreneur you have to hustle, and I’m not complaining about that. I believe in hard work. I just finally wasn’t willing to give up this thing, this amazing purpose that I found.
Being excited about your work is incredible. I’ve never felt so called to do something or fulfilled when I do it. And slowly I started to become more scared not to go for it than to go for it. So I started working even harder and lining things out so that I could. And so come May it’s blog or bust baby! Lol!
Am I nervous? Absolutely, because change is still scary, but without it there’s no growth. Nothing changes if nothing changes! But I’m definitely no longer scared what anyone thinks, and I know I won’t fail because I won’t let myself even if I have to pick myself up a few times along the way! What I’ve realized is if you wait until you’re 100% ready to do something you’ll never do. So you just have to be brave and do it scared!
Doing It Scared!
Y’all I feel it in my bones! Am just getting started! People have told me I’m creative my entire life and I think I just started believing it. I feel like I’ve only dipped a toe into that creative ocean and I can’t wait to see where it takes me when I’m able to make it my life’s work.
Your support here and on my social media accounts means EVERYTHING and I will never be able to say thank you enough but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! The best is yet to come!