Wiki defines "courage" as : the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.
Dear readers....Be brave. Be courageous. I think that those two words represent an aspect of what we hope "hart" means to us and to you. We may not be getting everything right in this freelance life, however, we are committed to being brave enough to try. With the help and encouragement of friends I believe this is possible.
Friends, this week we moved Lily to LA, like I'm talking LOS ANGELES!...CALIFORNIA! (if you are confused, read this) We had the most amazing road trip to get here with our two other gal pals, Sam & Reika. We saw so much of the USofA... country roads, desert cacti, public restrooms galore and the Pacific Ocean. We over instagrammed #thegreatglassmigration, made a lot of friendship bracelets, surprisingly ate fairly healthy, and sang at the top of our lungs a lot of Janet Jackson (and Third Eye Blind) #childrenofthe90s. Our trip is now slowly wrapping up, piece by piece. We arrived in LA late Sunday night, Reika & Sam flew out yesterday and I will reluctantly get on a plane Friday.
Despite the heart pain that accompanies change, I have witnessed great courage from Lily. Every tear was covered with a gentle whisper of a "you can do this" from her friends. And the truth is, she's already doing it!
In any of our jobs we have to make decisions. Do I stay put, do I move on to the next thing. Do I dare test out freelance in a new city or quit my well paying job to stay home with my kiddos. I don't mean to sound cliche, but we will never know if we don't try (of course after making an educated pro/con list). Being brave takes us out of our comfort zone, which is scary. But also can lead us on the most amazing adventure we've ever had....and if you're lucky you'll get to drive through the Painted Desert to get there.
Lily represents what we hope Hart & Honey stands for. Strength, bravery, grace, gentleness...kindness. I want to be her when I grow up. If I have a daughter ever (or a son) I would like them to be as brave (hart), but also as kind hearted (honey) as her. If any of you are in a place of decision making, I would encourage you to confront your fears, look them dead in the eye and be brave and lovely...just like my friend Lily.