Over the past few weeks I have been confronted with my own dissatisfaction with life. I am not smart enough, pretty enough or successful enough for my own preconceived, unrealistic standard of what a women in America in the 21st century should be. It's just so easy to focus on what you don't have instead of what you do have. It hit me this week...having the freedom that we do, allows us to set our own path. We were taught as kids that we could be whatever we wanted when we grew up and if I just want to have a little shop and raise a family, I can. I do not have to be the President of the United States or the most successful online vintage retailer, I can just be Beth Giles, mother, wife and owner of an itty bitty vintage shop! Right now I feel free, free to enjoy MY life. I am sure a time of discontent will come again and I just hope I can remember these words I wrote.
Some photos of last Saturday, picking flowers in the front yard with Ruby. My wonderful husband did all the work to make our front yard beautiful. What a lucky girl I am to have them both!