ramble box || july box reveal

The time is here. This box was a fun one to design and the theme has hit home with so many people. When we started our ramble box, it was all about the exclusive tee and the fact that we could produce a shirt and ONLY make it available to those who sign up for the box. But, it’s been a lot more than that.

We just sent out our 3rd box this year and what I’m realizing is that this little box is more than a shirt. It’s bringing together a community around a common theme. I design the ramble box tees based on what’s currently going on around me and I try to incorporate it into the theme of the box.

I have faith that what I’m pouring my heart into will resonate with someone else and so far, it has done just that and what a reward it has been personally. This last design was a little more vulnerable for me and I was so so so nervous to send it out to each one of the subscribers revealing the grit behind the design. Turns out, I’m not the only one in this season of life and it feels so comforting. And while I may be doing the work alone on a day-to-day basis. I’m not the only one struggling and striving for good.

Behind the design:

When planning for the Ramble Box, I’m always hit with a wave of ideas and emotions. There are so many thoughts and so many directions where the design could go. This is our third ramble box and for this one there were three words that I could not get out of my head: Do. The. Work. 

Maybe you can relate to this. I’m at a point in my life where I’m becoming much more self-aware of my feelings. Not just how I think I may be feeling or how I hope to feel, but what’s really going on inside. As a mom to 3 beautiful girls, a wife and business owner, I want nothing more than to be an example to those around me. I want to show them that we can do hard things. We can love where we are, we can chase after joy, but it takes work. It doesn’t always come easily.

What I’ve realized recently, is that the areas of my life where I feel anxious and overwhelmed are usually the areas where I push my feelings far away from myself. I know the only way to get through them would be to confront exactly what I am feeling, but I would rather brush past them and take a more comfortable route, filling my time with new things and to-do lists. (Hi, I’m an enneagram 7). 

But, it all caught up to me. I made a decision in July to start doing the work for myself. I’m tired of running from the feelings that scare me and making excuses for why I don’t have time for myself to work through them. 

For me, it’s about being aware. If I hope to be the best version of myself, then I have to start paying attention to those emotions. I know doing this work gives me better tools to show up for my family, friends, and even myself.

Thank you for signing up for this box. For being open to a surprise that might lead you on a journey you didn’t expect. While most of the work behind the design comes from my personal journey, I hope that you can relate in some area of your life and know that there are people all around you doing their own work too. Be encouraged, you’re not the only one. 

 Do the work. Do it bravely. 

Kathryn Hager

October will be the last month in 2019 we are selling a Ramble Box. You can sign up now for the full year box (which will be one box in 2019 and the first three in 2020) OR you can wait until October 1st when the single box goes on sale again!

do good \\ be. do. have.

do good \\ be. do. have.

courage || big & small

courage || big & small