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style / mindset / simplicity
We’ve hit the home stretch. Given what the mothers who’ve gone before us tend to share, we might believe that teenagehood lasts forever. Today, I’m fully aware that it does not.
Greta turns 19 today.
(Happy Birthday to my very favorite girl!)
The next trip around the sun will lead her to a new decade. That fast, Greta’s teenage years will be over.
The idea that she’s now hovering at the edge twenty… seems ridiculous! Thankfully, I still have 365 days to prepare myself for that milestone!
Is it possible to not blink for twelve whole months? I’m going to try.
Greta is a gift that I often feel I don’t deserve.
How did I get so lucky? (Mind you, I feel the same way about Peter and Henry:-)
Watching a human enter the world and then grow into adulthood is mesmerizing and mind-blowing (okay, except maybe for the hundreds of days when it’s just purely exhausting!)... but otherwise, WOW!
It’s one thing to witness yourself growing up. But it’s entirely different to be the spectator as your child moves through all the phases.
It’s the coolest thing ever to watch a tiny person morph into a full-fledged big person. Crazy wild!
I love this fresh space where motherhood tips into friendship. I'm embracing this new chapter, where I can truly become friends with my own children.
Obviously, I’m still the parent. And as such, there are times when I need to play the ‘mom’ card. But usually, I just have a VIP, front row seat to watch these incredible humans do their thing. And do it beautifully.
Today, I joyfully celebrate all the amazing versions of Greta I have witnessed over the past 19 years. And I'm filled with anticipation for what the next 19 years will bring!
Greta is wise and insightful.
Patient and generous.
Talented and humble.
She is exquisite, inside and out.
In the past, I've written a few posts about Greta. I’m sharing them below because today I’m allowing myself to brag. I hope you enjoy.
G is for Greta
I'm loving how this summer feels compared to last. Greta turning 18 and leaving for college felt so huge. Almost insurmountable. I couldn't imagine the future, I could only feel the ache.
If you're in the tender space of your first child arriving at the edge of a milestone, I urge you to take a deep breath and settle in. The ride may indeed be bumpy, but you will make it safely to the other side:-)
In other news…
For the rest of the summer, I’ll be experimenting with my blog posts.
What does that mean?
I’m not exactly sure, but I know that I’m ready to change things up a bit.
I plan to use this slower season to dabble in some uncharted territory and maybe return to my stylist roots. Changes might include; 15-minute free writes, new topics, more style, more mindset work...
And during this time, I plan to actually ‘show up’ on social media more often!
So, if you find yourself on Instagram, I’d love to have you follow along. @togetheract
As I rework The Together Act blog content, I welcome any and all feedback. Your thoughts on what I’m posting will let me know what you’re loving and how I can best serve you in this space.
And, I’m currently preparing for my role as teacher at NINE retreat in Montana. I simply cannot wait to experience NINE again, this time as a student and a teacher!
Maybe you’d like to join us? Find out more, right here! It’s truly amazing!!
Thank you for being here. Have suggestions for what topics you'd like me to include moving forward? I'm ready... let me know!!
Have a rocking great week!