Do you know about Sevenly?
I recently stumbled across this awesome company that makes gorgeous shirts and other products. They run campaigns with specially designed items for a specific cause; this week's campaign is for a charity called END7 that seeks to eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases. Be sure to follow their Facebook page to keep up with the changing campaigns.Feel Good
On Changing Dreams - A Beautiful Mess
I really enjoyed this discussion about being OKAY with letting go of some dreams to follow others. I had a small handmade craft business for several years and reached the point where I was going to expand to a level I wasn't comfortable with (hello debt!) in order to truly make a living... or return to a job. I agonized over the decision but sell the company but, once it was done, i felt a huge sense of relief and never looked back (and I love my current job). Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and do what feels right, even if it means leaving behind what you thought was your "dream."How I Found Strength from Letting Go of My Goals - Storyline Blog
With a similar theme, this post explores the possibilities of telling yourself, "I don't have to do this." Once we settle on a goal, we tend to do everything it takes to get there and I totally identify with Andrea's feelings when "I'm no longer in control of a plan I've been plotting." Sometimes we have to stop and ask ourselves, "Now that I've started this journey, is it what I really want? Is it what I expected? I don't have to do this."Memory Making
Take Back the Fun - What Really Makes You Happy? - Whole 9 Life
"What would you do with your day if you didn't have to worry about money?" It seems like a simple question, but sometimes it can be so hard to answer! I often feel like my time away from work needs to be spent doing the rest of my life's "work" - home projects, shopping, running errands. I need to focus on the fun!Memory Keeping
Before You Had Kids, You Had a Story - Jennifer Wilson on Becky Higgins
This is a project that I'm working on right now (compiling childhood photos to get my stories told) and, to be honest, it's pretty daunting. I particularly like Jennifer's suggestion to select the photos that really tell the story... that show a little something more about my life. They may not be the best quality photos or show the perfect smile, but it's the details that are so important. I'm super-interested in signing up for Jennifer's upcoming class and am planning to explore it a little more this week.Have a great weekend!