It is that time of year where we share and cast our vision for 2018. This year is probably the most different by a long shot. As creatives, Andrew and I both have quite a nack for vision. Actually we might have it to a fault. We have so many ideas that we sometimes don’t know how to stop dreaming. This year we feel like our roots are down more in more ways than one. We love our new home, new city, new baby (haha that is a given) and we are feeling like we are making some good waves moving forward. This is the first time I have ever been like “WHAT ARE OUR GOALS? HELLO? Do you have any?” HAHA! I am really content honestly. I am excited and I do have ideas and such but I am just at more peace than I have been in a long time. We aren’t EXACTLY where we want to be but I feel like I know we will get there and right now that is ok. For example, Andrew is full time at Amazon and it has been GREAT! It has been an answer to prayers but we still have that desire for him to do THIS full time. Who knows what the future will hold. We have a lot of questions but right now this ONE word is rooting us. Want to know what it is?

See what I did there? I REMAINED and used the same image.. haha! For real though! I feel this word is rooting me more and more every day. Andrew was getting agitated with me because for several weeks almost every day I would ask him what our word was for 2018. He would shrug his shoulders and say “I don’t know” or he would joke and say “FAVOR 2.0” haha! Which we thought was funny at the time but now its actually true… that is really what it means. Just keep doing what we did and that is walking with confidence that HE will take care of things. Remain… that is a hard one for this lioness right here. I am a total do it yourself, get it done now lady. So for me to REMAIN is not natural. Even for Andrew, though he isn’t as quick to jump to things as me I still feel remain is a word we haven’t always practiced. It has been more like NEXT. We are excited to rest this year and just wait. I feel like we don’t need to dream up and DO but rest in what we have already done and what is going to organically happen this year. Obviously new things will come and change will still happen but this year we are going to wait and pause before jumping and we are going to trust a little more that things will work themselves out.

So what does this look like practically? I can tell you that pretty much big or small decisions I think we will pause a little more and not jump to change or do something different. We will think through and try to be a little more intentional. For our business, we will keep doing what we know works and keep educating ourselves where we know it is needed most. As a person I am going to not rush to get things done or try to be the best at something but just remain who I am and where I am at. I am sure this word will evolve more for us but for now this is where we start.

Do you have a word for 2018? We would love to hear it! Thanks for reading!

Sharing, serving, and celebrating,

Andrew + Chrissy