“Case you forgot, no, I'm not records on your shelf
I'm still the original-riginal old me, yeah
Original-riginal old me
So let me re-, let me reintroduce myself, yeah” ~Gwen Stefani [Let me reintroduced myself]
Sitting at a table indulging in the great drinks, salsa and chips, the words were spoken. “Whitney, I need you to start writing blogs again.” Chelsea was a relatively new friend. We had bonded of over business and life journeys. Talking of revamping and helping each other out I thought I was just going to get some Pinterest suggestions. No, sister went full force. Blogs? Again? I’ve only written a few, and some were good. Some were blah. But I don’t know how or where to start. My life is completely different now.
So I muscled up the courage to finally read my old blogs. I had been avoiding them for over year. It was like watching (reading) a long lost vhs. The cringe of the words. I’m sure it read beautifully to the readers, but for me, the flash backs of the moments that took place to lead me to write them were more than I wanted to bare. I remember searching words in a thesaurus to help keep up the anxiety cover up. I remember reading them for weeks before I would ever post them. The complete torture of myself before I would finally allow the public view. Now fast forward nearly two years. A completely different life. I’m different in every aspect of my life! I’m a different business owner, a better mom, a different person all the way around. My circle is so small. And I love it. The life I’ve been trying to find for so long.
So let me reintroduce myself. Hi! I’m Whitney. The owner and designer of Corinth Flowers. I’m a mom of two amazing boys that remind me daily of why I do what I do. They are my thrive, and push for better things. My Rhett and Cullen are the greatest little men. I’m making sure everyday I raise them with strength and kindness, knowledge and chivalry. And they remind me to keep pushing, even when all is against us. The shop has made many changes! Ridiculous amount of changes! But all are great steps towards bigger and greater things!
So who is Whitney? Well I’m just a farmer’s daughter raising to (not so small) little boys on the family farm. I love and inspired by the nature around me. The beehives that show hard work pays off , the horses and mules that graze remind me that self care is a must. And the garden is a testament of sometimes it takes a great seed to be stomped in the dirt, grow roots down deeper, before anyone will ever see growth and beauty.