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Encouragement is key


Life is made of trials. Life is made of choices, and you hope you pick the right one for you and your family, if you at all have a choice.

When it came down to which path to take, I’ve been very, very blessed to have so many encouraging voices around me. A family that cares for me, our struggles, and most of all, loving voices that support our choices and guide us through our journey.

And I’ve needed a lot of guidance.

I’ve been feeling “out of it” lately. There’s not much I do when that happens. I have no inspiration, no energy, no willpower. I go to work, come home exhausted, watch tv, go to bed.

By day 3, the hubs sat down with me.

He held my hand, looked into my eyes and asked me to share the burden. Asked me to open up, share my struggle, find some peace.

He listened, he heard me. And he gave me what I needed most: encouragement.

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I never realized how much I need his support. How much his encouragement and having him on my team matters to me. And I thank God every day ( I truly do) for giving me the chance to share a life with this guy.

Plus our amazing friends also have our back, and it’s funny how much encouragement comes from the most unexpected places too. I am so very thankful for all the love and support I’ve gotten lately.

And just like that my energy came back. That fire within me started burning bright and my passion for art and lettering was increased ten fold. I am stepping out of my comfort zone, and trying to work with mediums and techniques I haven’t used as often.

And can I confess..


I’m loving it!


I don’t know where that will take me, or if there’s a future there at all. But I am having a blast connecting with my inner creativity and letting my passion flow through my pen + brush.

So if you have a minute, please check back to my shop and check out the new items. It means the world to me. And I’m very thankful for each of you for your support.



Author: Andrea T

Happily married to the sweetest guy, mother to a furry kitten, lover of all things shiny and sparkly. Quirky, girly and passionate about illustration and design.

2 thoughts on “Encouragement is key

  1. So sweet to be married to someone who knew exactly what you needed!

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  2. It’s amazing how being supported and encouraged makes you feel like you can conquer the world. I had a similar conversation with my husband this weekend and I feel renewed! Love your shop, BTW. Just lovely.


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