I’d risk the fall…

“I’d risk the fall to know how it feels to fly”

The above are lyrics from an Alicia Keys song. I’m not a Alicia Keys fan – don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hater but I probably only know 3 of her songs. That being said, the phrase just pulls me in.

Back in my highschool years, I remember coming across a quote that went something along the lines of:

“I’d rather live with a long list of failures than fall asleep listing my fears.”

I believe that we all have failures. I believe that we all have fears. Some we talk about, some we hide away in our hearts. We have dreams that stay dreams.

Servant Ceramics could of stayed a dream (and there have been times in the past year that I wish it had stayed a dream! A tiny, wee, manageable dream!). But, it didn’t. In fact, it’s almost been an “official” year.

A couple months ago, Andrew challenged me to take a breath and look over what this space of time has actually achieved. Not what it hasn’t been achieved (aka: world domination) but what has come into this world because we started Servant Ceramics and how it has changed me.

If Servant Ceramics had been a baby, baby SC would be:

  • Nearly able to sit alone
  • Laughing, squealing, chuckling… babbling – such as dadadadada, babababababa
  • Very interested in everything – visually insatiable… Starting to hold small objects between thumb and index finger
  • Showcasing their first teeth
  • Holding onto furniture, pulling itself up to stand
  • Understanding the word “no!” and obeying it sometimes
  • Playing peek-a-boo
  • Enjoying being close to the family, fear of strangers is usually strong
    [List adapted from: Developmental Milestones]

To this end, I have decided that celebrations are in order and that means opening up the doors and having food and cake and friends around to enjoy our first year!

More details will come but this party will be held on July 27th around lunch, into the early afternoon.

If you are interested in coming along, the best way to get the details will be through the {STUDIO MATES} newsletter which I’ll be sending sometime this coming week.

With a big smile for you, Rachel.

I'd risk the fall quote