More often than not, I find myself reading other blogs, scouring pinterest, looking through instagram and for the most part, I love the sense of community I feel. The sense that we're all in this together, living as beautifully and simply as we can. Then there are other times (and I get a sense there's been a lot of this amongst many other bloggers lately) where it gets so hard constantly trying to live up to it all. The perfect images, the perfect way with words, the perfectly designed office space, etc. Don't get me wrong, all those things- I love working on and finding new ways to challenge myself in those areas but sometimes it just feels like a game when really, this is life we're talking about. I read other blog posts and think, I wish I could share that much- get THAT personal. Then other times I think I'm sharing too much- opening a door into our world for a bunch of strangers, and for what? For the most part, I blog about the good in our life. I want this space to be a place where people come for simplicity and inspiration but by no means does that mean THIS is the only way our life looks. We have struggles and our hearts have been broken and we've been lost and we've been unsettled and thankfully we've been able to get back on our feet, grow and reach higher. Those positive, profound moments are what motivate me to write and share. That's what you see here. I've been focusing on finding balance (aren't we all) in every aspect of my life and hope that I'm able to continue to do all these things while still staying true to who I am and by always, ALWAYS putting the people in my real life first.