You know how it feels- you make a plan or a decision, and then something out of your control happens (hello, all of last year, maybe?) Your wedding postponed, graduation cancelled, a non existent spring break, the vendor isn't available, or the weather prevented you from doing something when you wanted to do it.
This happens to me all the time. I have a hard time waiting for what I want, especially if it took me a long time to make a decision. So many things- funding the El Salvador water initiative, putting out a full home line, our bathroom remodel- still waiting!
So as a constant reminder when things feel out of my control, I'm trying to learn how to trust the timing by paying attention to what happens in the waiting. Finding the small moments in the day I wouldn't have had otherwise, like perfecting the salty flat chocolate chip cookie. or planning a project around the house. or something bigger like learning spanish and getting closer to my family. The down time allows us to get clearer on the meaning behind what we do and how we share ourselves with others.
So, if you are postponing your wedding for the second time, or having to drastically reduce your guest count, maybe there's a way to view and learn something more here. Like time to reflect even further on what you love about your spouse-to-be and create a gift for him or her. Or pair your vows to music, or learn calligraphy and personalize each invitation to your guests, now that you only need a few. It's exciting to discover what is there in this renewed intimacy.
The photos shown here, shot on location in Santa Barbara by Kim Reierson, were meant to accompany my scent launch in 2016. But that didn't happen until 2018, and instead, I used these to help renew my site, and to share why I create and where I'm from.
I would love to hear- what are you learning, uncovering, or finding a renewed appreciation for in this timing?