Things I am good at: saying yes, working hard, working too much, not knowing my limits
Things I am not good at: saying no, slowing down, stopping, resting
Now that this is information is out in the open, I am declaring a major slow down. Come July, I will be stepping away from the studio until 2021. Momma needs a break.
Actually, I am fully aware that I am in a special place of privilege. But I find myself here after years of tremendous hard work. At the end of June, my partner will have completed medical residency. We will run across the 10-year doctor-journey finish line into our vintage Avion camper with our wild toddler + pitbull and we will go where our feet and wheels can safely take us. This has been our dream for years now. We have spent nights and weekends dreaming about this westward trip. It has gotten us through. Through the board exams, the matching process, the night shifts, our Covid fears. And it needs to happen now, before my husband's contract starts in January. The timing feels strange, but we will never have this kind of time on our hands again.
So what does this mean for you? Well, I hope to spoil you with travel adventures and be inspired in a way that I haven’t in a very long time. And I’ll bring that back to the studio with me. I plan to bring a mini studio with me, so that I can draw and paint on the road.
It also means that pickings in our online shop are going to be pretty limited. For starters, there is no new production on our table linens for the rest of the year. Whatever table top linens that are currently listed on our website, is what's in stock. Masks will continue to re-stock weekly through June. And wrapping paper will be in stock for the holiday season - and will be shipped out by trusted studio assistants.
I’m pretty terrified of the change to be honest, which is silly. Letting go is hard and trusting that something will come back to you is even harder. Listening to Brene Brown's Braving the Wilderness seems to be helping so far, but the unknown is scary.
Thank you for believing in me, believing in what I create, and believing that creativity requires space + time for growth and renewal. I can't wait to share my journey with you. xo, Bonnie