All of the women in me are tired.

Hi there!

With all of the new friends that have subscribed to this blog, it only felt right to re-introduce myself (and share my intention for everything that comes to your inbox). 

I'm Whitney, some call me Whit, and I own a little shop many of you know of called Rustik Market. 

I am a dreamer, a vision caster, a recovering perfectionist (still working on loosening my grip a bit), and a designer at heart. I'm married to a very steady, kind man and have two vibrant girls that keep me on my toes. We also have two goldendoodles and recently got a kitten (I'm not sure what I was thinking! How can something so cute be so destructive?)

I am a gospel singer and travel around the country singing with my brother. We've been doing it for a long time and I love it. 

I feel very grateful to have my hand in a lot of different things. 

But if I'm being completely honest, all of the women in me are tired. 


The fatigue I feel doesn't take away from the deep gratitude I have for my life and the roles I play. 

But I'm still so tired. 

I was sharing about this with a friend recently and she immediately started talking about vegetables (not uncommon for her). Gradually, with each word she spoke, the conversation felt more and more sacred. She used asparagus and beets to confront the deeper parts of myself. 

Vegetables are good for us, but it's possible to have too many. 

Engagement in our lives is good for us, but it's possible to lose balance. 

All of the women in me are tired. The wife, the mom, the sister, the daughter, the friend, the business owner, the coffee roaster, the gospel singer, the community member, etc. 

And all of the women in me need a change. 


So here's what I'm going to do. 

I'm not going to promise to mend everything this year. 
I'm not going to successfully alter everything in my life that needs updating. 
I'm not going to do anything perfectly. 
And I'm not going to stress over getting it all right. 

I will begin listening to my body more intently - for signals and cues that I need sleep, food, movement, etc. 

I will begin to look in the mirror and notice the ways my body carries me through all of these roles - and I will try to develop a deeper appreciation for it. 
I will begin to say no more often, and work on not feeling guilty about it. 
I will begin to confront my busyness and identify ways to slow down. 
And I will begin to ask for and accept help when I need it. 

We have to begin somewhere friends. 
I'm not interested in continuing down the path of packed schedules and exhaustion. 

When all of the women in us are tired, it's time for a reset, and this is the year to do it. 


This is a space for reflection, transparency, and tips, and is ultimately an effort to connect you to the heart behind my business.

Thank you for being here, because I know you have plenty of places to be. 

Happy New Year friends. I'm excited to imperfectly show up in this space and welcome you all into it. 
Let's make it a refreshing one. 
quote by Shauna Niequist

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