Hello dear friends! I'm so excited to see you today. Something I have been thinking a lot about lately is encouragement. We all need encouragement. We all need to know that we're not alone in our struggles. We all need someone to come along side us and help us up when we have fallen. I hope today can be that day, welcome to Encouraging Wednesdays. I hope I can encourage you with what I share today and I hope you are inspired to encourage someone too.

Last week, I shared this photo on instagram. A lot of my creative journey and business journey has been steaped in fear. Fear of failure, fear of getting it wrong, fear of the unknown... "What if I really have no idea what I'm doing?" I have spent many years and many moments thinking I had to have every single detail figured out. I have thought I had to master everything before getting started. But, within this last month I have decided to let all that go. I decided to relinquish my fear and trust in Jesus.

What I love about this moment is that I am completely dependent on Jesus to shape my journey. You may have noticed a few tweaks about this space and that I am offering a whole new set of services. Do you want to know a secret? I have always wanted to do design, but design has always been something that has scared me. But I decided to stop being afraid, take one step forward and simply start.

Friends, I want to encourage you to do the same. Don't let fear hold you back. Don't let not knowing keep you from trying. You don't have to have it all figured out. You simply have to start. One small step in front of the other.

What have you been wanting to start, but fear has been holding you back? What's that one thing you would love to share with the world, but your concerned you don't have it all figured out? Share with us your hopes and dreams so we can come along side you and encourage you. xoxo. Samantha