My favorite quote of all time and compliments of my nana, Lillian.
Often times in my life, I have worried about making big decisions, sweated the unknown and contemplated making the right decision. While my nana was still alive, she would often remind me not to worry because everything always worked out the way it was supposed to. God has a bigger plan than any of us can even imagine and it's important to remember that we have no control over our lives. Yes, we can make the conscious effort to make the right decisions but in the end, it's not up to us. She always said "What's for you won't pass you by." Now, it's up to my mom and my husband to remind me of this quote in times of decision making and worrying... and, I have to admit, once I make a decision, I hardly look back and look to the future with excitement and motivation. I've been reminded of nana when deciding to leave a steady full-time job and to pursue my freelance career (emma j design), choosing my loving husband and life in Savannah, choosing the right time to start a family based on what WE want, not what everyone else wants, and the daily dilemmas of owning a business and juggling the daily responsibilities of a wife, daughter and friend. Nana was the one who believed in my artistic abilities the most and often pushed me to create more, build my portfolio and remain confident in my work. I find myself saying this quote to friends when they are in similar situations - I believe it gives you a sense of calm and confidence that everything ALWAYS works out in the end. It's impossible to see the end in the beginning, so you just have to live your life to the fullest everyday and know there is always light at the end of the tunnel - whether you can see it yet or not. Pass on this quote in your blog or in your next conversation with a friend. Hopefully, you will find peace in it just as I have over the years. Enjoy!