Closing Chapters

As a little girl, I was an avid reader. But I have a little secret... When I picked up a book, I would always skip to the end and read the last few pages. I just needed to know there was a happy ending! The suspense of not knowing what was going to happen was too much for my little heart to take. This has carried on into my adult life but instead of just finding out the end of a book, I want to know exactly what is going to happen and have a perfect plan every step of the way. I want to be comfortable. I want things to always work out. I mean, in some ways isn't this a wish we all have?

I don't think it's any secret this past year has been a huge struggle. What was I thinking when "surrender" came to me as my word to focus on in 2016?? Did I realize how much it was going to cost me? How much life would change?

No. The answer is no. But I would go through every bit of hard and beautiful and emotional and challenging thing all over again to get to where I am today. The journey is part of the story. All those pages that are being filled in right now make up me, and they make up you too.

Learning to surrender this past year has lead me to this moment right now. And although it is not easy, it is also good.

As this year comes to a close, so does a chapter of my life. I've poured my heart and soul into the prints and products of Holly Holt Design in the hopes that no woman would ever feel alone in the face of hardship. But it's time to surrender this little business of mine and turn the page to find out what happens next.

Today and tomorrow are the last days to purchase an encouraging print to hang scripture on your walls or a "you are brave" journal to scribble down what's on your heart. It's the last days to gift joy and love to a friend with the reminder to "live in hope" every time they sip their coffee. So, as a final goodbye, my biggest sale ever is happening over in my shop with everything on sale up to 80% off, and once items are gone they will not be restocked. If you have had your eye on something for yourself or a loved one, now is the last opportunity! I cannot say thank you enough for the love you have shown me over the last two years and I cannot wait to see what the future holds in store.

Much love,

PS.. The In the Wait community isn't going anywhere and neither are my letters :) I will keep coming to you right in your inbox and on Instagram with joy and encouragement and love in 2017!