Notes .12

"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. 
So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth." - n.t

It's been unusually quiet in my little blogosphere lately. The last few months have been filled to the brim with weird changes, a lot of emotions, a lot of decision making, and a big dose of heartbreak. Feeling ALL the feels is exhausting and distracting but last night after I sat around and listened to this album for the ten thousandth time, I started to realize that maybe in the end, all of this crazy isn't necessarily all terrible. I've been reflecting more, thinking deeper, facing fears, figuring out what the hell I really want and ultimately growing a bit. I love that quote above because the idea of a destruction actually signaling a rebirth is beautiful and also very  true (and very timely with the new year approaching). We learn best at our lowest and part of being able to see the other side of that is letting yourself break, cry, get sad, but then realizing that this is how life rolls and we have to look at those pieces on the ground and build something greater from them. For me that means igniting personal design projects, setting healthy goals (and sticking to them), refocusing my energy on the important people in my life, reminding myself that I don't have to have it all figured out right now, getting this blog back to a normal schedule, and who knows maybe a big ol' exciting move come Spring. So, with it being the start of a new month and all I hereby raise my non existent internet glass of fancy champagne to new perspectives, fresh starts, and forever learning from those lows. Oh yeah, and a TON of new posts coming your way soon. 

Happy Monday you guys. 

A