We’re already zooming towards the end of January.
There’s a stretch of time between the dawn of a New Year and the end of this first month – a time we find ourselves in right now – where Life can very easily become a dizzying frenzy of to-do’s. Our brightest dreams start to dissolve as reality kicks in. The path that looked clear from the vantage point of January 1 seems a little trickier to traverse.
The turnaround was swift, by design. From the initial spark of an idea to an excited text message exchange, to the ‘Here she is, whaddaya think?’ delivery, the Spirited 2014 Companion wiggled her way out into the world in under four weeks. And – yep – with other creative and other business-y balls in the air, Tara and I had to pull out the big guns this time.
I stumbled across Gala Darling’s love-filled corner of the web way back in the early days of her blog, and from those first few clicks, I was enchanted. I’d discovered a pink-haired beacon of positivity – vibrant, bold, delightfully unapologetic – and as a newbie to blogs, I credit her with opening me up to a whole ‘nother world of wonder.
An afternoon spent trawling through Gala’s site was akin to falling down a rabbit hole. Her equal love of the smart, the inspired and the whimsical was addictive way back then, and the signature get-out-there-and-go-big-dammit! vibe of her work continues to empower thousands of women around the globe today.