You guys. I recently had an epiphany.
Like a big, wonderful, this-changes-everything, cue-the-angelic-choir major life / pursuit of happiness epiphany. It’s a two-parter so bare with me…
Okay. Part one.
I have recently come to the conclusion that, for me, true happiness is found, not when I achieve my biggest, loftiest life goals, but in the tiny daily joys I grant myself. The simple things. The steaming french press on a drizzly November morning. Making a splotched homemade card for a friend to mark an otherwise unexceptional day. The satisfaction at a quick sprint to the garden for dinner ingredients. Doing things the slow way. Getting my hands dirty. Celebrating love and family and living seasonally. These are my happy places.
As a graphic designer and animator, I spend an awful lot of time staring at screens. So I am christening this space to motivate, document and inspire my adventures in all things handmade and seasonal. A weekly excuse to get out from behind the desktop and work with my hands (the irony of creating an online journal to get away from the computer is not lost on me.)
Which brings me to the second part of my epiphany: Gratitude.
Gratitude is magic, you guys.
Every time I make a conscious effort to practice gratitude, the stars align and magical things begin to manifest. The more I practice, the more obvious it becomes. Be grateful for what you have and happiness creeps into the everyday. Thank the Universe and the Universe thanks you. Happiness and gratitude are inseparable. You cannot have one without the other.
So I hereby dedicate this space as a rambling love letter of gratitude for all the little (and big) joys in life. A place to reflect on small moments of happiness and the way they string together to create a big, messy, imperfect, grateful, happy life.
If this resonates with you, please join me. I promise future posts will have a lot less philosophizing and a lot more modge-podge.
Let’s drink tea and make things and celebrate the seasons.
Welcome to the lovely wild. I'm so glad you're here.