that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

Hey, you! Christy here. I am just SO very glad you stopped by! There are at least a bazillion photos, adventures and projects for you to DIY - so grab a cupppa whatever your vice is, and stay a spell!

The Art Of The Start

The Art Of The Start

Sunrise at Manassas Battlefield Park | Manassas, Virginia | 2015 | Client: Flonase | © Christy Hydeck

Sunrise at Manassas Battlefield Park | Manassas, Virginia | 2015 | Client: Flonase | © Christy Hydeck

“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” -Mike Dooley

Man, our minds. They can work themselves into this ridiculous sort of insane frenzy, over-analyze and paralyze us with SO many unjustified fears.

I am almost embarrassed at how complicated I made this return to my blog. All of these swirling thoughts in my mind for (an-overly-long-length-of-time-we-wont-publicly-admit), an almost maddening abundance of ideas - and the stress of knowing it needed done, weighing on me. The last few years have been riddled with grief, health + relationship challenges and the effects of those combined.

….. This however, isn’t that story.

This is the story of starting over. Beginning again.

(and it’s ridiculously simple once we get out of our own way)

it is the art of becoming, myself.

…again.

Sunrise at Manassas Battlefield Park | Manassas, Virginia | 2015 | Client: Flonase | © Christy Hydeck

Sunrise at Manassas Battlefield Park | Manassas, Virginia | 2015 | Client: Flonase | © Christy Hydeck

“Start by doing what's necessary: then do what's possible: and suddenly you're doing the impossible.“  -St Francis Of Assisi

There are at least a billion platitudes out there, but its simple really..

start, SOMEWHERE.

anywhere.

N O W.

Want to write a novel? Type a word.

Want to run a marathon? Take a step.

Want to create a painting? Place paint to canvas.

Want to make a friend? Say hello.

Sunrise at Manassas Battlefield Park | Manassas, Virginia | 2016 | Client: Deer Park Water | © Christy Hydeck

Sunrise at Manassas Battlefield Park | Manassas, Virginia | 2016 | Client: Deer Park Water | © Christy Hydeck

So, let’s stop procrastinating, stop over-analyzing, stop over-thinking, stop waiting for perfection and stop letting fear dictate our decisions…

and just…

do.

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” -J. B. Priestly

Let’s delight in this grand life together. This fresh start.

We got this!

Always, Chrysti

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