SOMETIMES, SLOW IS NECESSARY 🍑🍇
Happy Monday darlings! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Today I’m jumping into a quick discussion about slowing down in life. At the beginning of the year I set a goal to release two posts per week and was excited for the challenge. I was committed to doing the work for my blog in addition to a few other goals but life happened. As much as I wanted to push through and keep creating content, I knew it was not in my best interest so I decided to slow down to take care of myself and prioritize my health. It was difficult because I have a pretty committed work ethic but this time around in my life I simply had to make the choice to listen to my spirit.
While in slow-mode, I began reading “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lysa Terkeurs and in it she says, “When you suffer, slow becomes necessary. Slow becomes good ” and “When you live slow for a season, the Son (of God) has access to the parts of you normally covered by every day put-ons.”
This statement was reaffirming to my choice on taking things slow which meant being present to what I was experiencing and also putting a pause on busy work. I stopped blogging, came off social media & delayed the launch of my new shop Lillian & Joan which was the most difficult one to do. I even attempted to push through with the launch but ran into a couple technical issues that delayed the process so I stopped resisting slow all together and will continue to give myself the space and time needed.
As I continue to trust God and gain a bit of daily momentum, my new goal is to post at least once a week until I feel ready to create more content so stick around because I have a lot of good things to come.
I’m still working on getting the shop fully set up and will share more on that soon but for today I want to share these words of encouragement to anyone going through a difficult situation. Please know that it’s okay to slow down in whatever way necessary and allow God to access those covered up parts of you.
p.s. This post was initially titled “Peach Polka-dots and Purple Pumps” but I got to writing and decided a slow-inspired title was more suitable. I hope you enjoy today’s retro look brought to you by Mildred (aka my #RetroAlterEgo) and her little Dita-bun, lol.
I also rounded up vintage and modern pieces for you to get the look, so be sure to scroll to the end of the post for that!