Sunday, February 6, 2011
Its been awhile. I know. I haven't had the time or energy to write. But this is a good thing; meaning, God has kept me busy. The adventure in this next chapter is speeding up and I'm trying to savor every minute. Someone once said, we are defined by the choices we make. We make choices and they lead us somewhere. We make other choices and the path changes once again. The route is ever changing even if we continue to go in the same direction. Sometimes the detours are large and take us WAY outta of the way of our final destination, and sometimes they just reroute us slightly to change up the scenery. Right now, I'm really enjoying the view. It's easy to take your eyes off of your goal when you are enjoying the scenery, and sometimes I say, "NO! I cannot enjoy the scenery, I've got to get back on the main route." But the flaw in that statement is that I would miss so much joy, happiness, fear, pain, confusion, and rapture if I didn't allow myself to experience the detour. Because our lives are not just a destination and once you arrive, then you begin living. No, rather it is the journey that is our lives and the destination is the end of the trip. You might say, who wants to experience, pain, confusion, or fear? I do. I can overcome the fears. The pain makes me feel and grow stronger. Confusion can be worked through and I become a deeper person. Pain, fear, and confusion allow me to appreciate the joy, happiness, and rapture. How can you celebrate the good if you've never had the bad. You wouldn't know how to appreciate it. It wouldn't mean as much, and I want my life to mean something. I've always lived with end results in mind; had 5 and 10 year plans that would get me my goals (disclaimer: I still think it is wise to have goals and plans). But those plans would dictate my ability to enjoy life. I would pass up the opportunity to spend a lazy day in the sun, because it wasn't useful in achieving my goal. Here's the problem in that (you dear reader may see it immediately), I passed up the opportunity to enjoy the light; to stop, to breath, to rest, to renew. I was so focused on living, that I forgot to live. But I believe that God has a different vision for my life than the one that I was so focused on making real. I don't even know what it is, but I know it's not what I thought it would be. My life is not what I thought it would be, and that's okay. Cause here's the good news, I sit in the sun now. I rest, I laugh, I don't myself or others too seriously, and I take delight in myself and friends, I appreciate the silence of my soul, and I stop to breath. The path is different today than it was yesterday, but the scenery is oh so beautiful.
- Bree Shannon Tuttle
- Hello. I'm Bree Tuttle, owner of You in Mind Designs, LLC. I've been a designer for 13 years and I work with you in mind. There's much joy in discovering those treasures in your home that are, perhaps, misplaced or even in the attic. I will help you making every room a reflection of who you are personally. It's my philosophy that if you feel proud, safe, and at peace in your home, then it will affect all aspects of your life. You stand straighter, walk taller, dress better, work harder, sleep more soundly, and ultimately have a more fulfilling life. If I can help you do that, then I'll consider my job as your designer a success.