Today we are honored to introduce you to Virginia from Addiah.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
Hi there. My name is Virginia and it is my pleasure to introduce Addiah, a collection of that which is beautifully and wonderfully made, for the woman and the home. I think that there is a desire to create in each of us. For me, that was starting a business that would enable me to live a life focused on what I love most (family, food, creating a beautiful home and life, exploring the world), while hopefully encouraging and inspiring others to live a life filled with that which they love and value. I truly believe that which we own, we should love. It should be both practical and beautiful; it should inspire and excite; and most of all it should draw us closer to one another.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
Oh, I love what I do! Honestly, running Addiah is a delight. It is focused on what I love most and allows me the freedom and flexibility to enjoy those very things. I am passionate about my business because I am passionate about the things that make up Addiah. My greatest loves and joys are traveling with those I love most; going to farmers markets and buying fresh local food; eating a meal that is delicious, beautiful, and exciting; trying new things and going new places; and enjoying the outdoors with my Great Dane, Tivoli. All of those things are brought together in Addiah.
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
I find beauty and inspiration through nature and creation…watching the sunrise, hearing the birds begin their morning song, sitting outside with a cup of tea, going for a hike with my dog, seeing the glow of the sun setting in the evening, I could go on and on…Being struck by the beauty of creation stirs in me a desire to live for more than myself, be intentional, and appreciate that which I have been blessed with. I honestly feel that everything in life can be made beautiful with a thoughtful hand, intentional mind, and an open eye.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
1. Tea and candles -two easy ways to make a day better. Enjoying a warm cup of delicious tea in a beautiful vessel is really a delight to me and one that I enjoy throughout the day. As for the candle, I keep one burning on my desk while I work. It makes my work an experience, a delightful one at that, no matter what I am doing.
2. I try and start my day off slowly with things I enjoy. Having quiet time in the morning is essential. I find that the day is just so much more positive and enjoyable as a result, no matter the actual circumstances. Really, I think taking the time to make things as beautiful as possible is really important.
3. In the end, I think connecting with people is the most encouraging thing I can possibly do for any day.
What are you most grateful for?
My family. I have three sisters for best friends and wonderfully loving and supportive parents. I cannot thank God enough for the many blessings He has bestowed on me. I have been blessed to be able to lead a life filled with my true loves…family, food, and traveling.
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