Stress, Family, Baby Showers…

Last weekend I (Meg) took a little girls road trip with my mom, Aunt, and Grandma for a family baby shower in Arkansas. I’ve never seen a couple more excited to bring a little person into this world. It was a truly a wonderful time to get away, spend time laughing at “when I was a kid” stories and celebrating what life is all about…living.

We have been so busy lately with trying to juggle Green Couch Design blog, graphic design services, products and life (oh, yes that thing too!) it seems we’ve forgotten to take time out to remember why we wondered down this crazy path of self-employment.

I’ve really had to force myself to “slow” down and take breaks during the day so that I can remember to enjoy the simple things in life. When you are stressed out and overloaded, suddenly the daily things you always loved to do become just another thing “to do”. The reason why Cale and I felt called to start this journey we now call Green Couch Design was to be able to enjoy life together in all it’s fullness.

“We don’t live to work, we work to live” (Thanks for the reminder Christopher and Jess). I of all people struggle with the nonsense of “check lists” and comparison of what the “competition” is doing and ALL the other “stuff” we should be doing or NEED to be doing to be “successful” (whatever that means?). But in the end, I have to stop and remember that what started this whole thing was a very simple yet beautiful desire. It was a desire to do something we love, to live a life that we love together. It was about being with family and being able to share those moments with our kids (someday) cause we work from home. It was about having time during a Tuesday afternoon to plant those flowers (even if they will be dead come August) and to sit outside and enjoy the spring sunshine. I’ve had to remember that sharing the day to day with the people we love, this moment, right now, is why we do what we do. And that my friends, is more than enough.

Happy Easter & congrats to our cousin Eric and wife Wendy! May you have time this Sunday to let “life” be enough.

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I like curly lines, and the simple joys of life. Good coffee and the perfect souffle.

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