Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 4

Editor’ Page s People often ask me what it means to “nurture an abundant life.” First and foremost, it is my spiritual life that is so important. It also involves stepping out of the rat race to cultivate something you love, to be creative and to take a leap of faith. Blair Farris Photo by Jessica Milligan Artwork by Way Way Allen 2 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM For me, one part of my abundant life is in nurturing my gardens. They bring me incredible joy! I am sure you can see that if you follow my Instagram. I am blissful when each flower starts to bloom—whether it be the lenten roses or the hybrid teas. Charleston, one of my favorite cities in the country, has wholeheartedly adopted abundant living. While doing research on the city, I came across some of the most creative, passionate people. For a city that is steeped in history, Charleston—much like my hometown of Austin, Texas—has become a creative boiling pot. I recently attended the Southern C Summit in Charleston with like-minded creatives and entreprenuers who gathered from cities nationwide. I was thrilled to see artists, interior designers, BBQ queens, authors, shop owners and bloggers sharing their ideas and learning from each other.