Two Years

Friday, June 21, 2013



It's the two year anniversary of my shop today! It's an exciting and reflective day for me. And honestly the shop and the pillows are really just a by-product of what I actually think about on this day (which is why I didn't plaster this post with photos of my work). My work hasn't changed my life in any drastic way that you can see from the outside but it's definitely allowed me to be where I want to be. At least in all the most important ways. Two years ago I found myself facing some changes in life, as is bound to happen sometimes. And as is my tendency with change I was afraid. But in my heart I knew change was necessary and I knew I didn't want to simply let the changes change my life. I didn't want to sit back and hope for the best and end up with something that didn't make me happy. I wanted to be apart of the changes. Or maybe the change itself. I wanted to make whatever was going to happen happen rather than waiting to see what happened to me. I wanted to work hard at something I really loved with my own two hands, literally. So I faked some confidence and decided to do something different. Which included not sitting around and talk myself out of my ideas or tell myself what I wanted wasn't who I actually was (as I had been doing for months prior). I didn't allow myself to doubt my abilities, well, okay, I did a little bit of that, but I did stop being afraid to fail. I knew I might fail but I knew I might fail at something else too, so why not at least fail at something I'd actually like to try? So try I did by simply pretending to be the person I wanted to be and then I became that person. I am still becoming that person. So it's kind of like an anniversary/birthday for me today. It's good stuff.

And it also happens to be the anniversary (or there abouts) of The Plumed Nest which was officially re-launched this time last year (with the help of the lovely ana). And the best thing about that? Definitely the connections and relationships I have made. I don't think I ever believed it was possible to really make such strong friendships through blogging. It certainly wasn't why I started (like I said, I didn't know it was something to put in the pros column). But I can say it's the by far the best best part. Happy weekend friends xo

13 comments:

  1. What a lovely post Christine, and happy happy day to you! You are such an inspiration to me, my dear. I'm an expert at talking myself out of things, so maybe it's time I take a page from your book. Good work. Great work, actually.

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    1. thanks. i am still an expert at talking myself out of things but i am getting better at talking myself out of talking myself out of things ;) we are all works in progress, non? xo

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  2. Happy anniversary, C! I love how you really did 'fake it until you make it' and it all worked out so amazingly for you! That's so incredible. I'm so impressed that you took your life by the shoulders and gave it a good shook until it turned into something you were happy with. So many people just roll through life without really going for what they want. It takes courage and a ton of strength, and you darling have both in spades. SO happy for you!! xo

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  3. Happy anni! It's so exciting that your shop is two years old! Congrats on all of your success, both on your blog and your shop. I am so happy to have stumbled upon yours, however I did, months ago so I could read along.

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    1. i am glad we stumbled across each other too! i feel so lucky to have been able to share in all of all of your events in the last year. hopefully there more good things in our futures xo

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  4. Congrats on your second anniversary and I completely agree about being part of the change and not just letting it drag you along! We're all so proud of your shop and where you've taken it and can't wait to see where it goes

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    1. thank you rooth. that's so nice so you to say. it makes it way better when you know you have people that are pulling for you or be there when things don't go as planned. xo

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  5. Happy Anniversary dear! This is such a wonderful post, you are such an inspiration. It's so wonderful to see someone going after what they want even if they are afraid. I think so many of us are held back by needless worries. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

    Cheers.

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you, your blog and your shop! I love stopping by here and I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing your ever-growing successes. Your shop and your blog are things of beauty and I am sure you are so proud of them. Here's to another 2 more!

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  7. Happy Anniversary to your shop and blog, Christine! We mustn't be afraid to take chances, that's the only way we can make great things happen.
    Ada

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  8. I'm sorry to be so late with the well wishes, but Happy Anniversary Christine! You should be so proud of what you are accomplishing- you are an inspiration!!

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  9. Happy, happy two years, Christine! It's no small feat to embrace change, believe in yourself, and make something magical happen. Fear loves to keep us stationary. Happy you were able to push that fear aside. In addition, happy one year on the relaunch of the blog. The friendship and community - the very best byproducts of blogging - took me quite by surprise too. I bet it brings a very big smile to your face to look back and reflect on this journey.

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