We’re Halfway There

I honestly cannot believe we’re already halfway through 2017. And, although I feel like I say this anytime I do a check in or life update, time is literally flying!

I wanted to pop in and give a quick update on how things are going on my end at the mid point of the year. And I’d love to hear how you’re feeling about different areas of life now that’s we’re halfway through!

After a crazy month of what felt like non stop work, networking and more work, I recently had a week off. I opted for a staycation and dedicated that week to a creative retreat filled with reflection, creating and getting back to myself.

I had been feeling like I was constantly doing, planning and working on things but was getting pretty close to burnout and needed to check the path I was on. When we’re crossing off tons of short term goals, it can be easy to forget what our longer term vision is. Those immediate successes feel great in the moment, but aren’t really worth it if they’re leering you away from your big picture.

Any one else felt like this lately?

Taking that week to do a lot of looking inward and asking myself some tough questions about decisions I want to make has made me feel so much better. I’ve gotten out of some of my normal habits and routines, and I feel like now that I’ve cleared my head a bit, I can go back to a bit more structure in my day to day.

When it comes to work and blog, things are going great! I mentioned that work has been busy lately, but I’ll always take busy over boring. I’ve had the chance to work on projects that really made me realize what I love doing, what I’m over doing and where I’d like to see myself six months, one year and even three years from now.

And since rebranding to SPoT, the love and support you all have shown has been completely amazing and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to put into words my gratitude. I’m excited for some fun collaboration, new content dropping next month, and to finally get my act together and start filming for Youtube.

When it comes to Space on Third, I want to say yes more, to try new things and take risks in this space that benefits this entire little community. Thank you all so much for reading, commenting and following along this little creative journey of mine.

When I think back to the mental space I was in 6 months ago, I’m honestly in awe at how far I’ve come and how different I feel.

I wasn’t in the best headspace then. I was constantly doubting myself, I didn’t feel confident in my work on or offline and I just wanted to escape myself. I’m so grateful for my amazing friends and family, my faith and for this space for serving as constant reminders that I’m more than what I create, how others treat me or anyone’s opinions of how I’m living.

I’m so happy right now. Truly joyful at the state of my life

My intention for the next six months is to be open. 

Open to new opportunities, new idea, new friendships and travels and overall experiences. I want to say yes often and not let the fearful voice in my head be louder than the one that walks by faith.

Here’s to an amazing next six months, let’s make the best of them!

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  1. It’s easy to fall into a routine and forget the point and why you started, which is why it’s important to pause and reflect and make sure that you’re still in line with your goals and then readjust as necessary. You’ve been doing some amazing stuff and inspiring how driven and passionate you are about what you do. “Open” is a fantastic intention! Wishing you all the best for the rest of the year 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s