Decide What to Be.

May 26, 2015

Angelica, Meghan and I are challenging ourselves to blog every day in May.  Twenty-five days in and we are still going strong (even if I was a little under the weather this morning and it’s coming at you a bit late in the day).  Today’s prompt: Favorite Quote.

Sometimes, a song lyric comes to me at the very time I need to hear it.  A year ago, I was on the brink of an emotional breakdown because I felt stuck.  Handmade Escapade was growing and becoming busier, Louis was growing and becoming busier and I still had my full-time desk job.  I knew a decision needed to be made in order to be able to keep up with the two things I found most important: my family and my happiness.

My Pandora station started playing The Avett Brothers’ “Head Full of Doubt” song.  And I knew it was being played just for me.  One line in particular literally shouted out to me.  It was meant for me to hear it.


[ my cuff was gifted to me by my incredibly talented friend Danielle from River Valley Designs. ] 

Fear is what holds us back the most.  My fear was that I was making a HUGE decision that could have a negative affect on my family of three.  Bennett is a stay-at-home-dad and my income was the only thing keeping food on the table.  Leaving a steady job to pursue a dream of mine was more than risky. 

What if I fail?

What if I can’t handle working from home?

What if suddenly my business stops making us money?

But I didn’t let it stop me.  I took these words to heart.  Decided what I wanted to be and made it happen.  And here we are, nearly a year later, and we are still making things happen.  Bennett’s photography is growing, my business is continuing to develop at a steady pace and I get to spend time with my two incredible guys way more often.  Win, win, win.

Sometimes, you just have to…

Decide what to be, and go be it.

What’s your favorite quote?  What words move you?


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4 Comments

  1. Meghan Hayes

    I have to work so hard at focusing on this. It gets super cloudy up in my head sometimes and I get off track for what I want and what's the most important. Keeping that decision first and foremost is my struggle.

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  2. Mel

    I love this quote! I have a difficult time facing my fears — probably because I feel like there is so much unknown about the different directions that I want to take. I need a reminder that sometimes you need to navigate those paths on your own and don't need hand-holding. This quote embodies that perfectly. <3

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  3. Katy McKinley

    it really is a hard thing to make yourself do. But once you make a leap, just because the decision is based off of something you actually want to do, it feels really good. Fear of the unknown and all.

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  4. Katy McKinley

    On top of the cuff that my friend had gifted me, I actually have these words in vinyl on my macbook. It's a great daily reminder to do what your heart wants, and not always what you head tells you to fear.

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