style / mindset / simplicity
style / mindset / simplicity
Hello Kindred Souls-
Next Tuesday, I will happily celebrate another trip around the sun. Having a birthday so close to the end of the calendar year can create a self-reflection double whammy! Adding another candle to the cake is reason enough to reevaluate where we’ve been and where we’re heading. But toss that birthday into the merry month of December and it creates a hotbed for revamping and resolution-making!
Obviously, I find myself in this interesting spot every year. In the past, I’ve met 12/19 with resistance because I wasn’t where I wanted to be with regards to personal growth and development. I was often impatient with myself for having slacked on making...what I felt were...overdue changes.
This year is different.
I feel at peace. I am exactly where I belong.
Bring on another birthday!
Let the ball drop!
I am ready!!
If you’ve been visiting this space for a while, you’ve likely noticed some changes over the past few years. This simple blog, that began with a focus on style, has fleshed out a bit.
I first felt the shift during 31 Days of Simple Style in October 2015. Writing about style every day for a month, I realized that while style is important to me...there were other topics I really wanted to explore and share.
In 2016 (Simply 50) and again this year (Simply Now) , I used the Write 31 Days challenge as an excuse to step away from all things style and crack myself wide open. The daily writing allowed me to deep dive into turning 50 and cultivate a practice of becoming.
I learned to welcome the discomfort and challenge of uncovering the best possible version of myself. I began to truly embrace change. I’m certainly a work in progress, but I feel like I’m actually making progress:-)
I’ve received the most wonderful feedback from some of you. I’m so humbled by your thoughtful comments and encouraging words.
It seems many of you are in this very same place.
A place of becoming.
Wanting to be your super best self...and eager to implement new ways to create the life you crave!
I’ve mentioned that 2018 will bring some changes for The Together Act and the blog. I’m excited and nervous and hoping you’ll love what’s ahead.
Here’s what you can expect…
The website and blog will be ‘under construction’ for the next several weeks as I update the look and feel of The Together Act. After six years, it’s time for a brand refresh. New logo, new layout, new photos, new services…
Style and wardrobes will still have a solid place on the new site, but an incredible life includes more than just great clothes. So...I’ll be expanding into other topics that have helped me on my quest to refine life for the next decade. I'll share what I've learned and what I'm discovering about topics such as...minimalism, decluttering, simplifying, wellness, manifesting, love, mindfulness, parenting, friendship, zero waste, travel and lots more.
My friends, I’ve been listening to you. It’s clear that we are all on this journey together. I firmly believe we should support each other as we each create the life we dream of living! “A rising tide lifts all boats.” Author Unknown
I’m looking forward to navigating the next phase with you!
Let’s do this!!
It saddens me that some readers might not welcome the new direction and decide to unsubscribe. I'm thankful for every person who stops here, even briefly. But, I must follow my heart and it's leading me to change...
If you're not already receiving my weekly updates by email, you can sign up here and be ready to roll in 2018!
Happy Holidays to you! Breathe deep and enjoy this magical month.
P.S. The photo above was taken at the close of 2016. What a wonderful year it has been. I'm ready to step into 2018 with my hand in Matthew's as we continue to create a simple, authentic, beautiful life.
Photo credit: Cole Laurain (www.instagram.com/colelaurain)