I had the best intentions of writing this post before 2013 officially started, but I have struggled with how to clearly articulate my thoughts, feelings and reflections. When I started this blog, it was intended be a springboard for my business; a place to share ideas and inspiration, and of course projects and events that I am working on along the way. Since I started my blog I have not shared much of my personal life for fear that I would move away from my true goal of inspiring my readers and documenting my work. Here and there I have shared little bits of things, but I really haven’t shared much. This is something that I have struggled with. I do not know how much I should share or how to share my feelings and opinions about everything that is going on in the world, especially the unspeakable violence and tragedy that has left me feeling speechless. In the last couple of weeks it has become clear to me that when you are doing something as personal as this, it is impossible for your own life and the environment we live in to not impact your professional life. Deciding to officially launch L. brook events has been an incredibly rewarding experience, but also a very scary experience. When you decide to do something that you have always dreamed of doing, it forces you to look at your life in a very different way and challenges you in ways that you could never imagine.
This past year was an amazing one for so many reasons.
Personally, it has been a year of many transitions some of which were difficult and some of which I could not be more grateful for.
I value the relationships in my life and this was a year that was defined by those relationships; I celebrated my first wedding anniversary, was a part of two very close friends’ weddings, witnessed many happy milestones in my friends’ lives, helped my parents make a life-changing move across the country and attempted to comfort friends that are dealing with difficult loss and grief.
My relationships with my family and friends has grown, strengthened and in some ways changed.
Professionally, this year has been one of great transitions too.
In June, only six short months ago, I left my full-time job to pursue something that I have always wanted to do.
I started a business that encompasses the things that are most important to me, a business that forces me to challenge myself creatively and allows me to bring people together to celebrate the most important moments in their lives.
I launched a blog to chronicle this big leap, which has proved more challenging than I ever imagined and forced me to reflect on my goals and myself on a daily basis.
Without the support and encouragement of my husband, my family and my friends, I would not have been able to do this.
I am thankful for everyone that reads this blog, for those of you who have reached out to me and of course those of you that have inspired me and were willing to send your encouragement my way.
This year is sure to be full of adventures, inspiration and surprises, all of which I plan to continue sharing here.
I am unbelievably grateful to be doing what I am doing and excited for all that is to come in 2013.
Happy New Year and Cheers to 2013! <3 Lindsey
Arlo was not amused by my attempt to dress him up, but I had to include him in this post since he was a big part of 2012!