In December 2014 a flood engulfed my studio and destroyed most of the contents. Was it a sign?
‘Take a Break!’ it may have said…or at least that is what I chose to hear. It had been Go! Grow! Expand! More! More! More! since I had started Lila B. Design in late 2006. A bit of weariness had set in for me and maybe that ‘voice’ was right?
I took a deep breath, let go of my list of ‘shoulds’, and hit the road.
‘Take a Break’ was replaced with ‘Re-discover, unlock curiosity, and create flow.’
In retrospect, it wasn’t a break at all but a re-connection. A re-discovery of what and who I love.
What I found was a heartening. My connection to plants and to family was an ongoing theme in my travels. My work and life didn’t need hard-lined break, it just needed a slight adjustment.