*Photos by Arrow & Apple Photography
Today I'm feeling a little sentimental. It's been a crazy week, a crazy month... a crazy year. Life is good and sometimes it's best to just sit back and think about all the things we have to be thankful for.
We've been putting our efforts into collecting fresh inspiration and imagining where A Beautiful Mess should go in the next few years. After nearly six years of writing this blog, I am well versed in the evolution process. When I started this blog I had no idea where it would take me (and now US!) and that same exciting feeling of unknown potential still exists today. It's crazy to think, but I hope that six years from now I will be sitting in a different hotel room equally puzzled and amazed with where this journey has taken us. Who knows! What I know for sure is that we're even more in love with blogging now than ever before. Sitting down with Emma and an empty notebook to fill with blog ideas is still one of my favorite things to do. Emma inspires me and works harder than anyone I know. I can easily say that partnering with her on this blog was the best business decision I ever made. It just keeps getting better. We love the challenge and we're so thankful for YOU for coming here and reading A Beautiful Mess day after day.
Yesterday, Emma and I spent the day in meetings at our publishing house. We came back to our hotel with two copies of our first book in our hands (eeeee!), a LONG list of to-dos and our heads full so of ideas and inspiration that it was almost overwhelming. We couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces. It's been over a year since we started our publishing journey together, but yesterday made it feel even more real and SO close! Everyone at Random House is so friendly and professional- a total dream team. Simply put... we're giddy.
We have a few other projects in the works (one coming very soon!) and we're still dreaming about what the future could hold. For now, it feels good to celebrate this season and we're thankful to be able to share it with you too! xx. Elsie