"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground." - David Icke
There is a massive 400-year-old oak tree in the back yard of our family home, with chairs and a rock patio underneath. I love to sit under those branches, and wonder who came before me and rested their feet under this same tree. I like to wonder, and day dream, and look around our acreage with gratitude that I live in such a peaceful place.
My life is very busy – I am either rushing off to New York or across the ocean to Italy or even back and forth from shows around the state. But I have to find the time to slow down, and unwind, and put my children to bed as often as possible.
My favorite thing in the world is to have my boys on either side of me in bed, reading and sharing stories. I like to really listen to them about the goings-on in their little worlds, and their struggles, and while one likes to be tickled and hugged the other just wants a moment in this crazy world to be really heard.
Sometimes my husband and I just pack up the jeep, throw food in a cooler, and drive. We head to Bear Creek where the water is cool and the swimming holes aren’t too deep. We sit and laugh and splash and try to relish in the quiet. This is what living is about, between the chaos and cacophony of life. This is when I refuel, and recharge, and build my best memories.
Don’t get me wrong – there’s a time and place for going fast, but it doesn’t mean it has to be your go-to speed all the time. I have built my own company one brick at a time, one boot design at a time, and one re-edited and reviewed contract at a time. It’s stepping one foot in front of the other without panicking about the setbacks, and knowing when to kick off your shoes and wiggle.