2020 has been a doozy. This year just continues to bring one bit of bad news after the other. Some families have been hit very hard by this crisis. Some families are hit hard by other crises on a recurring basis. While my family has been very fortunate during these past few months, we are still stressed. Instead of dwelling on what we are missing, I have been trying to use this time where we were forced to slow down as a way to reconnect. Reconnect with my family. Reconnect with my children. Reconnect with my friends (virtually!). But mostly to reconnect with myself. Certainly, there are days where I just want to eat ice cream and watch Netflix, but I am at least trying to figure out what’s going on in my head. My children and I have spent countless hours cooking, painting, gardening, playing games, and going for walks. We are all trying to make the best of the situation. I don’t want us to just “get through it,” I want to actually live it, and be present. We don’t get this time back, so I hope to make it meaningful.
While our daily routine has certainly changed, I realized some things in our lives have simply bogged us down. Clutter in my house has gotten out of control. Holding on to cute items in my store “just in case” has made it difficult to make room for what is new and fresh. After some soul-searching, I realized I needed a fresh start. I can’t always change my circumstances, but I can change my environment. Even if it’s in a small way. After buying Little Sprout years ago, I have slowly been molding it into my own space. I have been clearing out items that look pretty but don’t work for my customers. And I finally decided to take the full plunge, with a new logo, website, and look. I love the simplicity of it, and hope you love it, too.
Here’s to a fresh start.