HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And just like that...it's the year 2019.
I can remember 19 years ago sitting with my family in a restaurant in Dallas, Texas on New Year's Eve, the night before the Arkansas Razorbacks beat the Texas Longhorns 27 - 6 in the Cotton Bowl. Those were the days, right Razorback fans? We sat there in the restaurant and talked about the "unknown". What would happen to the world when the calendar flipped over from the year 1999 to the year 2000? The media had hyped up the "unknown" so much that the world was afraid of what they couldn't see...couldn't control. Our family woke up the next morning, ate breakfast at the hotel and cheered on the Hogs in Texas Stadium.
The unknown can be scary. The conversation with my family 19 years ago focused on what we do know...that as Christians we live in a world of unknowns and we should not be fearful but have faith as is written in Proverbs 3:5-6,"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight."
And here we are 19 years later welcoming in the year 2019. My kids are grown, living their lives and pursuing their dreams, and I am trying to make a go of my new business, American Farmgirl. Funny how time flies.
So why does it seem like time flies by so quickly? I have my own theory. I think that the speed of time is controlled by the speed to which we live our lives. Yep...we need to slow it down a little bit. Stop racing with the world and its social media promises. Start taking time to really think and pray about the choices we are about to make; spend more time focusing on things that matter and definitely recognizing the gifts we have been given such as our health and family.
HIT THE RESET BUTTON
Did you know that life has a reset button? While it may be internal and one that only you control, it's there and can be pushed at any time. You don't have to wait until the New Year, but what better time to push it! There is nothing wrong with starting over in certain areas of your life. Learning from mistakes and moving forward can be a good thing...a healthy thing.
This year, I have hit the reset button for my business American Farmgirl. I launched my e-commerce store on November 15, 2018 with the hope that customers could access the items at any time and not have to wait to see me at a "Vintage Pop Up Market". The first month and a half has been a huge learning experience and I am excited as to what 2019 will bring.
AMERICAN FARMGIRL EXCITEMENT
For Spring, I am adding 6 new t-shirt designs to the American Farmgirl tee collections; two new candle scents to the Vintage Wax Soy Candle Collection; an amazing line of genuine leather and cow hide bags and accessories as well as a unique line of vintage inspired jewelry. I also plan to feature vintage and antique smalls on the site as I discover them. I am investigating some new "Pop Up Show" opportunities and plan to expand my territory a little bit so watch my blog because I may be coming to a town near you!
It is never too late to slow time down...start something new...change something for the better...hit the reset button and start over. I hope that you will subscribe to shopamericanfarmgirl.com and follow me on my journey. Maybe we can learn some things together.
In God I Trust,