Fall has arrived with its cooler weather and gently tumbling leaves. Everywhere you look, you’re reminded of the upcoming holiday season. It’s almost Thanksgiving, a time for celebrating family and gratitude. But what if you don’t exactly feel like celebrating those things?
As I evaluate how I use my time and my resources, I determine priorities based on roles that only I can fill. For example, if I have a client meeting in the evening and my daughter needs me to be at a mother/daughter event at the same time, I can always send a staff member to the client meeting. But I’m the only person who can be my daughter’s mom, so being with her takes priority.
As I grew older, I went off to college, and the name Grace gave me the confidence and strength I had longed for. I became very driven and worked hard to gain an edge which would fit the image I was chasing. Little did I know that I was losing myself in the process. I was drifting further and further away from who God created me to be: Gracie.
One of the questions I’m most often asked about my site is why I gave it this name. Everyone knows me as Grace, so why did I call my site “FInding Gracie”? The answer to this question is far from simple, and goes back to the very beginning of my life. I’ll start the explanation this week and I’ll continue it next week. I hope this helps you understand how very important this simple phrase is to me!
I see my guests as friends rather than strangers. and I believe this is why people book my house months—or even years—in advance. I’ve had several repeat visitors and have received many beautiful notes from guests saying how much they enjoyed their experience. Guests like to say that my little cottage is their “home away from home.”