Blog #2 *Embracing the Journey*
Posted on February 01 2018
February 1, 2018
Well here we are moms, one month down in this brand-new year. Remember in our blog at the first of January, I told you how challenged I have become about being present in my journey and not letting it be so saturated with new year resolutions that I don’t seem to even keep at times. Now don’t get me wrong, this girl has goals, but I want to make sure that my goals are a tool to keep me focused on what is important to me and that my bad days don’t drive me to giving up, only to wait for January 1, 2019 to magically start over.
When I entered the space of designing and selling a little girls clothing line (The Raglan Pony), I must tell you that I wasn’t brimming with confidence. I have never been in this field and it is surely not my expertise, but I love my girls and like many of you, I love to dress them up. Now there are many places out there where we moms can do this (Oh so many good places) and this arena didn’t need me to complete it but at the same time, I found that I loved designing little girls clothing with my girls in mind and now yours.
I have spent many long nights (many pots of coffee) creating and pouring over designs that I thought would be perfect and that my girls and your girls would love wearing. I have created many designs that you have never seen and thank the Lord you never will but at the same time, I have enjoyed the fruit of my labor when a dress, raglan, or even a specific color of icing comes together that I believe our girls will love. I have had clothes I designed that I absolutely adored that you didn’t so much and then there have been those pieces that I thought may not do so well that ended up being one of the best things we did. I have also spent many a sleepless night wondering if these designs were good enough and would our girls, along with their moms, love the finished product. I have been so excited about certain areas and sometimes disappointed with other areas in this new venture. I tend to take the disappointments harder than the successes and with that miss out on the enjoyment of the process.
Enjoying the process though starts with me understanding a truth that I have learned to embrace. The truth is that one day, I was designed with a purpose, a plan, and a unique pattern all to myself. That my designer created me out of love and that when He saw me, He was well pleased with what He made. I have come to realize and embrace that since I was made with a specific purpose and a plan, that I am uniquely special to my Creator and that while I may not be for everybody…. I am the design He created with love… and in that truth is much rest and hope.
As we are in full swing designing this fall and next winter’s collection, I am challenged to design each piece of clothing with much love and care, knowing that we will have the privilege of some of your princesses wearing our clothes. I have learned to accept that every piece of clothing is not going to be for everyone but each piece has its own perfect place, on its own perfect princess. I want to embrace the perfectness and the plan by which God designed me this year and not get bogged down with having to be all things to all people. It is important for me to run to the truth which is, that I am worthy, I am good enough, I am loved, and I am also imperfect and that is okay. Personally and professionally, I desire to be different than days before and embrace the process so that I can enjoy the journey of creating a brand that you moms will be proud of and your girls will love wearing. This year, 2018, I want to rest in my designer’s plan for me and enjoy who He made me thus enjoying our time with your families even more.