This is Just the Beginning
A few months ago, on a plane ride back to California, I opened a book I had buried in the corner of my bedroom for the last year. I had wanted to read it for a while, but I'm going to be honest, I'm the world’s worst reader. It couldn't have come at a better time though. I'm so blown away because God's timing is always perfect. It was a devotional/motivational book called Make It Happen, written by Lara Casey. And y'all, let me tell ya, this girl is amazing! She is a God-fearing entrepreneur, shifting lives of women all over. Women like me. Women who are afraid to follow their dreams, held back by fear.
My mom had been slowly telling me that it was time to move on and chase my dreams. To take that leap of faith God had been putting on my heart. I needed change, and I wanted it too. But change scares me. Losing people scares me. I don't like it.
I know change is inevitable. It's good. It's healthy. It's not always fun. It's sometimes scary. But oh, what beauty can come from a leap of faith.
What little I knew then. That weekend was the last time I walked into my parents' home. They decided that they were taking that big move and following us out to Tennessee. It was a little bittersweet. Leaving a house that reminds me of my dad; his hands put so much into that house. Never have I seen more beautiful craftsmanship. But change is good. A few acres of horse property, a huge home to put more love and craftsmanship into, rooms to fill with future grandchildren, a dream workshop bigger than our home now! Their dreams are coming true.
That's when my sister and I decided to take their dreams and combine them with ours. And Davis & Daughters was born. A company that focuses on taking houses and creating homes. With my dad's love and talent for carpentry and our passion for design, we opened a business.
I'm so scared of where God might take all of this. What if we fail? But He keeps asking me, "What if it's beautiful? What if it's worth it? What if all that passion I gave you was meant to do something big?"
I'm scared... but we're ready. Our company, at the moment, focuses on buying and flipping houses, remodeling and custom cabinetry, building and selling furniture and home goods, and interior design and staging.
Eventually, our dream is to open a shop. Somewhere that can breathe beauty into every inch of your lives. A place where people can come and learn what a difference it makes to have a home you're proud of, and how to host a perfect dinner party. A quick stop to pick up the perfect gift, a place that feels like home and where people want to stay awhile. Where God's presence is evident. We want this to be a destination, not just a shop. We don't know where this will happen, or exactly when, but we know this WILL happen. The plans are in the making, the numbers are being crunched, and our dreams are being started!
Change scares me, but what scares me more is never experiencing the beauty that can come from all that passion that God has given us. We're so excited to share our journey with y'all. This is just the beginning!
"Surrender your fear, take the leap. Make it happen." Lara Casey