Dress Of My Dreams

How am I supposed to know if this "something" on my heart is pulling me in the right direction OR dragging me away from the things that I "should" be working on instead?

I've been dreaming about these dresses since 2012, but there have been far too many logistical challenges standing in my way.

Not enough time, not enough capital, not enough knowledge.
Too much diversion for my existing brands. 
Too much competition in a saturated market.
Too much fear of failure gripping my heart. 

Launching our podcast last year has been one of my all-time favorite things, but the idea of designing dresses back then was merely a twinkle in my eye. Fast forward to now (between Seasons 2 + 3), and even though I finally have some extra time on my hands: I've used it to launch a new spin-off show as a way to hopefully keep the Marriage is Funny momentum going. 

I'm realizing as I look at the situation objectively, that The Perfect Wife might have actually been the perfect excuse to keep from pressing forward with this brand-new-something that I really want to do.

Feels scary to type this out loud, but I really DO want to pursue this dress line, even though it scares the pants off of me. 

At this very moment, I've got clients and listeners waiting for me right and left, so off-I-go to make a dent in the ever-growing to-do list. 

In the meantime, I'll save THIS little to spot as a place to keep hoping and dreaming (and writing) about what it would be like to see this finally happen...

Even if it's just to inspire a few heartfelt journal entries that end in prayer:

Lord, you hear my words, but you also know my aching groans and silent sighs even before they leave my lips.

Please use me to bring glory to your name every day and guide me along this journey with your gentle hand.

I'm humbly asking that you would make my next steps painfully obvious because I'm feeling stubborn and confused and haven't had my second cup of coffee yet.

In your holy name, I pray all these things - Amen.