December, 2016

It's almost complete!

2016 that is. As we near the end of this year, it always serves well to reflect on the endeavors that have been taken, people who we have loved, and experiences that have built us. For me, 2016 was a wild ride, but everything worked together to show me that things are really unfolding as they should be, even though it might not seem that way. 

For East Knot, 2016 was a big one. I began this business in late 2015 with no direction, no intention, and no with little idea of what I wanted. It took me all of 365 days to iron out so many of these answers, and the iron's still hot. But the biggest thing I had to ask, is if I wanted to do this. Because to do this, means that I really (actually) do this. And I continue to do this for a long time! It's like getting in a new relationship, and really asking yourself if this is reeeally right. The answer came in like 2 seconds, much like it did when I asked myself this question with my partner, and I laughed to myself a bit because it was SO OBVIOUS! I want to work for myself, create special things for people to cherish that also serve a function and purpose. I WANT to challenge myself, to grow, to change, to learn.

Though the year dealt several curveballs, both good and bad, this endeavor, one that I can call my very own and that I've worked so hard for, has remained steadfast and amazing. I want to thank all of my clients, family, friends, and shops that I've worked with, for helping me grow so much this year. 

2017 will be the year that a completely inexperienced man takes hold of the White House. It will also be the year that thousands of women (and men!) march united on DC. It will be the year that my partner and I get married. It will be the year of 4 new seasons. It will be the year of even more growth and learning. It will be the year that we all come together in conversation and love. It will be another brand new beginning, so let's reflect and ask ourselves what we really want for that. 

Xo-

Annabelle

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