…I am so pleased to have finally finished Jamie’s 1st year photo book! It’s just over 200 pages thick, and it’s taken me over two weeks to complete, but slow and steady definitely wins the race. I have three more on my projects list for this month, which seems a bit ambitious, but my plan is to just focus on one per week. I’ll let you know how it all goes at the end of the month. I’m also excited to say that I have plans to start revealing some of our photo books on the blog, so all that is in the works (here’s a sneak peek).
The other exciting news is that I’ve officially closed my design business as of last week. Whilst I haven’t talked about my business much on the blog, it’s been a big part of my life since 2006. It got us through the four years that Rick spent studying at bible college, and it really helped set us up well in terms of starting a family. Running a business was something that I’d always dreamt of doing when I was at school, and I was so fortunate to be able to combine it with my love for graphic design. I loved the creative side, and I also loved the number-crunching, business side as well. Doing the accounting, keeping on top of the filing, projecting cash flow, completing tax lodgements and returns – I strangely enjoyed doing all that. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with some wonderful clients, who have been so understanding and so supportive of the business and also of us as a family. I honestly don’t regret a single moment of it.
There’s a lot more to write and share about this, but for now, it feels rather liberating to end that chapter of my life.
I’m wiping the slate clean, and for once in my life, I’m not rushing to fill it up with something else.
I am taking pause.
I am allowing myself the simplicity of the white canvas that sits before me.
I am refocusing my energies on life’s essentials.
I am learning, increasingly each day, that less is truly more in so many ways.
And I love it.