The Way I Am: things that never stop.

Posted by Betsy

I keep waiting for things to slow down… for when I’ll sit down and write a meaningful post, share those pictures with you, reply to those emails, get in touch with that friend I haven’t talked to in so long, workout more regularly, go to Cathedral Park more often, etc etc, blah blah.  I keep waiting for all of these incomparably important busy things to slow to an end and then I’ll take care of all these other things that I really do also care about.

…wait.  …that are also indelibly important things…things that I’m always going to want to get to.

right.  riiiight.  I remember.  I know this place.  I keep coming back here.

I keep coming back here for a reason, I suppose… a great one, that I should be so grateful for—I’m BUSY!!!!  And really, if I think about it—I can only hope it stays this way.  I’m learning that it’s becoming more and more about finding balance.  A balance within me, that extends out to my hands, and beyond my hands, just as it exists in the world.

One of the first ways I’m trying to implement this into my life is by being with W when I’m with W.  I mean, like really being with him.  Road tripping, experiencing Vancouver BC (witnessing Olympic moments firsthand, before the TV footage and even the cameras that shot them), reconnecting, being our most authentically goofy selves, laughing out load (a lot), the tastes, the smells, the friendship     …even if everything stopped:


these are the things that would stay with me forever.


We had a wonderful time in Vancouver.  And even though I was able to focus on all the things that make my heart feel woo wooey,  the things that actually inspire the work… it came too.  I got four new accounts in BC before we headed home.  That’s right, Canada.  In the next few weeks, look out for betsy & iya in these sweet stores:  Riot, Dandelion Emporium, Smoking Lily, and Blushing Boutique.

I am so very lucky and grateful.  Thank you, Canada.

Soooo… stop thinking about it… just do it, you know?  that thing?  those things…  just go and do them.  and do them with every little bitty inch of you.

***Song of the Moment: Tonight by Lykke Li***

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6 Responses to “The Way I Am: things that never stop.”

  1. maba says:

    As C.S. Lewis wrote…your description is beautiful!

  2. line voltage thermostat says:

    There are so many things I love about this post: the tiny skiier 40 feet in the air above your head, the fact that you’re slowly but steadily SEOing ‘beautiful’ to link to ‘William Cervarich,’ every single picture, you, you, and you.

    fantastic.

  3. goodness…you melt my heart. again and again.

  4. jena says:

    the photo and you and W in the reflection of the “love” window makes me feel all mushy, it’s so good! You two are just so adorable. & picking up 4 new accounts while you were there? Damn! You’re the go getter of all go getters. I miss you B!

  5. // Sarah says:

    Congrats on the Vancouver accounts! Great shops — Vancouver is my hometown :)
    We were out of the country for the games, so it’s great seeing your fabulous photos! Hope you enjoyed our fair city!

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