Thursday, March 08, 2012

washington by the numbers

So we're finally leaving Washington. What freedom awaits for everything inside of me. Let's take a look back at my time in the District from a numeric point of view:

In 7 1/2 years...
3 employers
5 job titles
4 home addresses
2 cell phone numbers
1 Blackberry number
4 cell phones
2 Blackberries
2 sisters-in-law
2 nephews
1 husband

What can I say? I love movement and progress.

Goodbye Washington (2004-2012)
You'll always be a home away from home. Glorious in all your over-intellectualized, straight-laced, and over-worked, traffic-jam game. I'll miss your alabaster stone-faced personality. Even when I didn't fit in with you, you still humored me. When I tried to squeeze myself into your ways, you obliged. And by doing so you helped me shed unnecessary layers of fear, control and insecurity. As well as countless, useless political opinions. I thank you for not being the ultimate one for me. But I always knew you never were.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Creativity has always been a peculiar thing. To me it's such an elusive object. But I'm finding that creativity is running toward me and this time won't let go until I give in to its persuasion. I can longer give my energy to tasks disassociated with life and beauty and redemption and grace. This time I will not be permitted. All other doors are locked and they have no key. This time the only solution is to pursue beauty and create a mirrored atmosphere. Financial security be thrown to the wind. This time I will believe the promise that my calling will provide what we need and that much more. Beauty, here we come!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012


I have re-encountered the Father's Love is the freshest way. My heart is so alive with the knowledge that God is not just a god, but the ultimate Father who cares for me and loves me with an unexplanable, undying love. I'm a little girl. As I was prayed over last Sunday, I felt the Spirit melt every feeling of disapproval and shame, giving in exchange the lightness of love from the Father. It was one of the most profound moments of my life. Love is always the answer.

Monday, January 30, 2012

wrapped up

These are the last days of this version of myself. I'm wrapping up and moving forward - on to higher ground. There's a tidal wave of creativity within me on the verge of  taking over. My being has nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Crawling on toward fertile ground. These are the things chasing me, the things I'd like to record: writing, designing, selling, entertaining, loving, giving, sharing, music-making. How my heart delights in these things.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

baggage claim

Little giant of my life, the baggage that you carry will soon be lifted from you and removed forever. And with that removal you will receive sight like you have never experienced before. Glorious rays of forgiveness and hope, illumination of your soul into the Heavenly realm. That seed of despair and hopelessness is being rooted out and thrown into the fire. It will be consumed until you no longer remember what you did and the hold it's had on you for years upon years. I rejoice with you, blessed to be included in this day, the day of your freedom. Eternity has already started for you on earth.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

rustic chic

I know, I know. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I'm quite excited to decorate our next home. I'm trading in my signature black and white modern feel for rustic chic. Can you believe it? Actually, I'm not fully trading in my signature look, but rather injecting it with warmth and relaxation and comfort. This is a sign that I've matured and that I'm ready to embrace a whole new outlook - even down to my surroundings. But there will still be black and white in little places. I just can't resist.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

vintage business

I'm going on record to say that I absolutely love two things in life (in the realm of vocation). I love fashion and I love business. Finally combining the two has been the most exhilarating experience for me. I adore the entire process of finding, promoting and selling items that speak to me. And I've only just begun!

reasons unknown

I don't know exactly why you're the perfect thing for us. But I know that you are. I cannot fathom what you hold and how significant you will become in the coming years as your fit neatly into the plans. From what I can see at this point, you are thriving and teeming with a sort of hidden energy that I know I need. I believe you hold a potential for me, a confidence that I cannot deny. The community I'm wishing for, proximity, spiritual fullness and creativity. Little bit of SOHO injected into my big city mentality. Be good to us. You are part of this great plan. I'll see you again in a little while.