Currently...

Whew. Ok, last week was a whirlwind of busyness, hence my lack of posts all week. Apologies! 

Anyway, it is approaching the middle of the month, so I'm checking in with you all to let you know what's currently going on in the world of Bright Side Jessica!

READING:

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

So far, this has been a fantastic read. It makes me reevaluate how to approach different "problems" and how to work on getting past typical boundaries like the fear of failure or not believing in yourself.

As a sidenote, as it relates to one of my goals for this year, this is book #3 out of my goal of #5. It's taking me a little longer to read because it's not a novel, but it's been worth it!

DESIGNING: 

Wedding Stationery

My lifelong friend and her fiancé are getting married later this year, and I've been working on getting their invitation suite together. It's been fun so far, and I'm excited to get them their final product!

Product Catalog

For the last two years I've been at the company I work at, I have (very verbally) been dying to get my hands on doing the catalog design. This year, that dream is coming true, and I am THRILLED. A tad bit nervous, but soooo excited for the potential and possibilities that could arise from this!

KNITTING: 

Two Scarves

A teal (Bright Side Jessica-colored) one for myself and another one to add to my shop! I'm a quarter of the way from finishing my teal one, and about a third of the way from finishing a blackberry (pinkish-purplish) one. Be on the lookout! It's coming soon!

PLANNING A TRIP TO: 

Los Angeles

Heading down to LA bright and early tomorrow morning for a conference with a few of my colleagues. Should be both fun and insightful. I'm looking forward to learning more about what's happening in our industry and also for the bonding time we'll have together.

PRACTICING: 

Patience and Self-Love

This one's a lot more personal than the ones I've previously listed, but I figured, why not share something deeper? It's easy to share the fun, surface stuff, but I'm embracing the vulnerability. Everyone goes through different struggles, and right now, these two are currently some of mine. Prayers and positive thoughts are welcome!

How is your month looking? Reading, cooking, or practicing anything fun? Let me know in the comments below! I'd love to send you some encouragement!

Live on the bright side!
Jessica