Over the last few years, a lot has changed in my life and in my business. And I’ve discovered the only thing that feels right to me is living an intentional and honest life, and sometimes that means it’s messy. I don’t want to be perfect or design perfect spaces. Honestly, those are boring.
Inevitably COOP is starting to reflect those changes.
I don’t want to only share the glossy style posts we see on most lifestyle blogs. I love pretty as much as the next person, but I like the behind-the-scenes adventures more. I don’t want anyone buying filler items for their house, and I don’t want to throw filler junk up on this site. I want to get to the guts of everything. Get underneath the shiny surface and dive into what’s real.
And thanks to Steve Gordon of RDQLUS Creative, who designed the badass rooster logo (dude, I want a T-shirt!), and Eric Downs who revamped our website, I feel like we can communicate this philosophy better.
We’re also adding a couple new regular contributors to the mix.
My best friend Amanda Rucker is a smart, accomplished, and hilarious woman. She’s also my partner-in-crime and adventure. 2015 felt like a time to make this little space on the internet feel more personal. So I persuaded her to help me recap the sometimes ridiculous but mostly wonderful experiences we work hard to make time for in our lives.
If mindfulness is a buzzword right now, there’s good reason for it. A consistent yoga and meditation practice has positively impacted my life more than anything ever has. It’s not weird, everybody. It’s awesome.
Stefanie Monge is a yoga teacher and a bartender. (See, people don’t fit into boxes.) Her approach to zen is really accessible and I never feel intimidated being myself or trying something new in her classes. I’m really looking forward to reading more from her.
Here’s to a new look and some new perspectives!
Photos via Hooton Images.