When we launched Chasing Windmills in 2015, we shared the vision for our little company. We stand by our vision, by our hopes and dreams, by our quest to connect genuinely with our customers and bring a bit of nature’s goodness into your lives.
We are grateful for your support, for helping this little small business grow, and for making us a part of your family’s adventures. As we grow, however, we find ourselves spending more time on the day-to-day challenges and opportunities of running the company and less time dreaming about our vision.
And so, today on mom-and-pop small business day (yes, it’s a thing!), we’re taking the time to reflect on our journey and assert our vision going forward.
We believe in living life intentionally, deliberately making choices for ourselves and our children.
We believe in simplicity, understanding the freedom of enough and the stress of too much.
We believe in Mother Nature, trusting that she will provide for us better and more wholly than any artificial creation.
We believe in the wisdom of childhood, embracing play and resisting the urge to treat our kids as mini-adults.
We believe that adventures come in all sizes, embracing the little adventures along the way.
We believe in a gathered table, breaking bread with family and friends and sharing the goodness of a wholesome meal.
We believe in slowing down, taking deep breaths, and recognizing the incredible gift we have to explore this beautiful world with our children.
We believe in the light deep within our children and we embrace the future that, someday, they will create.
Yes, we are a small business, run by a mom and a dad. On any given day, our emotions run the gamut from hope to doubt to stress to relief to disappoint to happiness. At times, it is easy to get caught up in the rollercoaster of life.
And sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that we are the creators, not the passengers, of our lives. We find it useful to assert our vision, our values, our hopes and dreams, to re-center ourselves.
As part of this community together, we would love to hear your visions too. What do you believe in, for yourself and your family?