As I celebrate 1 year since rebranding and going out on my own in this little corner of the internet I also have an exciting but bittersweet announcement! We are moving back to America!
Yep! … as of Oct 18th (after almost 8 years) we are leaving Australia and our positions with the the non-profit Youth With A Mission, to start a new adventure in the states, Grand Rapids MI (Nate's hometown) to be specific. It's quite a long story but as of this past November we knew it was time to make a shift in our lives and for the past year we've been praying and in constant conversation with our trusted friends about this change as we wanted to make sure this was the best choice for us in this season of life. We've missed being close to our friends and families and wanted to invest in those relationships and to have them close by when we start growing our little family. There has been many confirmations from the Lord that this is the right decision for us but we are going to miss this beautiful country and the beautiful people even more but we're excited for what our future holds. Now we just have to figure out how to fit our entire lives in 6 suit cases!
So what does the future hold? Well it's finally time for me to take the leap into full time blogging and to build my own brand. Over the past year I've felt such a tug on my heart to fully invest in this space and test my skills in the creative business and interior design world. Nate's also caught the small business bug and ready to turn is coffee hobby into a full on career and dreams of opening a shop or raostery one day.
I also just want to say a big thank you to all of you readers that support and encourage me with your comments and emails. Turning my passion into a full time career wouldn't be possible without you!
Photos by Bek Grace Roggeveen