good life with andrea williams
Part of cultivating a good life is not waiting until circumstances are perfect before going after your dreams.
The last three years have been the most rewarding years of my life. We have welcomed our second and third child into our home, remodeled a fixer upper, published a book, and launched our company — Tubby Todd Bath Co. All of these things have been longtime dreams of ours, both individually and as a couple. The number one thing that has made it possible for each of these things to happen is to let go of the idea that things need to be perfect in our lives before we can progress. For so many years we sat on projects, ignored things we felt “called” to do, all because we were waiting until life was “perfect,” until we were “perfect” to go after our dreams.
In a world of false eyelashes and filtered photos, it can be intimidating to say, post, or purchase anything that you haven’t edited more than a few times. But what I’ve learned is that “done is fun” and if we wait until our work is “perfect” before we decide to share it with others, we will never do it. I have learned so much from the imperfections of my work. Many times, it is the imperfections that people resonate with the most. As long as we are true to ourselves and keep the goal of each project in mind, we will be able to find success.
Now when I get frustrated in my day-to-day work, I stop and think about what my end goal really is. What can I do today to make that happen with my family, my business, my personal life? And then I try to move forward and tune out any negative thoughts or doubts that are holding me back from going after my dreams. This mental pattern has changed my life and helped me find so much satisfaction in my work and relationships. It can be scary to put yourself out there, but the alternative — not going for what we believe in — sounds far more terrifying.
a note from becky
I met Andrea last year when we both found ourselves at the same event. We didn’t know each other before, but we got to know a little piece of each other’s hearts through sharing and sharing and more sharing. That common thread of being a wife & mother & entrepreneur & woman of faith can really connect me to someone pretty quickly. I found Andrea to be completely genuine and sincere and instantly got the vibe that this girl is definitely doing her best to cultivate a good life. Be sure to check out her company that offers products for women and babies.