I love Anthropologie. When I walk in the door the smells rush over me in a relaxing way. The colors and textures are vibrant and exciting, while being understated and sophisticated. They take everyday items and make them into art and make grand displays that do not overwhelm. The clothing is a wonderful combination of fabrics and prints and ruffles and bows that is reminiscent of older times. Even the furniture and wood flooring adds to the already developed interior design to make it feel rustic and elegant. I can only hope to afford many items from here one day, and in the meantime I will wander the displays and daydream.
I recently finished a book by Brene Brown titled, DaringGreatly . It really moved me, and I am definitely still processing it. At the beginning of the book I wasn’t resonating deeply with the topic of vulnerability, as most people will tell you I am an “open book”. I will answer most questions without holding back and love to deep dive into good conversation. However, what I came to realize through her many examples is that we all wrestle with vulnerability, guilt and shame throughout this book even if is more momentary than constant. I gleaned SO MUCH from this book that I did not anticipate, and I thought I would share this Parenting Manifesto that she put right at the end of the book. I am printing it and framing it for our nursery, as I think it communicates some deep parts of my heart cry for parenting my kiddos well. I hope this resonates with someone else as much as it did with me. I needed these words to remind me that parenting is not a checklist,