Sometimes ideas come in a flood. Other times they slow to a trickle. Burnout obliterates joy and all those creative ideas go with it. I've been fighting burnout for awhile and didn't even realize it. So for me these earrings are a cause for celebration! They brought joy and playfulness back. Plus this intense blue Hubei turquoise makes my heart sing. I'm toying with making a few variations for my next update and I'd love to know what you think! Happy Monday! 💙
Came across this little story during my morning podcast and loved it. I felt the need to share it, so here it is🌿•• There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn to not judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall. When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no--it was covered with green buds and full of promise. The third son disagreed, he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen. The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment. The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but one season in the tree's life. He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are--and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life--can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up. If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, and the fulfillment of your fall. Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
omw to le Europe but I totes forgot it was my one year rootsaversary 3 days ago!!! I’m not proud of myself like EVER and I generally think everything I make is crap (the life of an artist, am I right) but I’m so so proud of everything I’ve accomplished in the past year! Especially considering I was hustling my ass off through two suicide attempts and a psych hospitalization! Like I was going through soooo much and yet I was still working so hard to make my dreams come true 😳 and obviously everything I’ve accomplished is thanks to you guys!! I can’t believe there’s 14,000+ of you following along on my jewelry journey 💓 so so much love to my customers — especially my repeat customers who’ve become legit FRIENDS — you guys don’t know how much you — and ROOTS — mean to me 💓 okay that’s enough !!!! for one post 👊🏽 📸: @photolexx