With 2016 nearly behind us, I took a moment today to take stock of the year. Given the challenges of the larger world we live in as well as within our daily experiences, it can be easy to miss or undervalue the truly wonderful things that have happened and the progress we've made.
If you have not tried this already, I invite you to find a quiet place and make a list of the good moments you've had this year and the accomplishments or milestones you've achieved. If you have any photos or videos, pull them up to re-experience some of the feelings that accompanied those moments. Doing so provided me the opportunity to appreciate how far I've come, even to my surprise at some points. It gave me a huge sense of gratitude to those whose paths have crossed mine along the way. And it reassured me that as slow and creeping as the movement may seem, in fact, not only am I moving forward, I am light years ahead of where I've been.
Looking ahead for tula in bloom means new collections, new collaborations, expanding to new shops and areas, and more opportunities to give back. I hope you'll continue to ride with me on this journey, and take tula in bloom along on yours. Continue to find what makes you bloom, and I'll see you on the other side.
With love and gratitude,