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This weekend, we've been taking a little break from the norm.
But it's not just any break – it's actually a celebration. You see, Robert and I are currently in the wine country of Paso Robles, California, celebrating 10 years of marriage.
We're only away from Tehachapi for a few days, but it's been a wonderful experience for us both to take a step back and really think about how the journey over the last 10 years has unfolded.
We've come a long way–through various career moves, pregnancies, losses, moves, pets, children growing and changing, and, of course, growing The Handcrafted HoneyBee Company together.
One of the most marvelous things about this life is that you just never know where you're going to end up when you start a new chapter.
I could have never guessed, 10 years ago, that I would leave my career in teaching. I certainly would have never guessed that I would eventually become a businesswoman!
And yet, here we are – all because with each small step, we listened to the calling of our hearts and followed that call a little further down the path (much like our HoneyBee Heroines do when they find a subject they love!).
One of the things we keep saying to each other, over and over, is how grateful we are for each of life's seasons that led to this place. The seasons haven't always been easy, but they have always, always seemed to somehow prepare us for the seasons that followed.
Whatever you are going through right now, and whatever the season in your life, I encourage you to dwell in this space with the knowledge that today's journey shapes your future paths in ways you might never be able to anticipate right now.
And sometimes, just sometimes, the people you surround yourself with on the path might make the destination all the sweeter.
Here are a few pictures of our amazing time out in Paso Robles – if you're ever out in this part of California, I highly recommend taking the tour of vineyards and wine caves of Halter Ranch! We enjoyed watching all of the incredibly hard work that goes into their wine.