5 years ago today I woke up with butterflies so excited to marry you. We were surrounded by our nearest and dearest and the whole day was a blur of happiness. We sang and laughed and danced and ate and just smiled so darn much till our cheeks hurt. My favorite moments with you are when we are listening to music, sharing laughs, sharing our hearts and our favorite memories. Creating memeories with you is my favorite thing to do. You provide and encourage. You push me to grow and remind me to not be scared (because I’m always so damn scared). To reach higher and to keep on goin’. To be a bad ass (seeing if you're still reading ;)) Thank you for making life such a grand adventure. Happy 5 years bud and cheers to many more
What’s your favorite way to show up for yourself? Is it carving out time for a bath? A book? Calling loved ones? Cooking a favorite meal? Something less glamorous but life giving like cleaning the kitchen at night so it’s ready for you in the AM? Waking up extra early? Working out? Maybe it’s a grander gesture like booking a vacation or saving and splurging on an item you’ve been eyeing. I’m kind of fascinated by this idea. The act of self care and self love. To show up and add a little something to your own ’bank’. It’s not always apparent or clear what we need, but we are all we got. So let’s show up for ourselves and whisper “I got your back”. I hope you give yourself a little gift today. You deserve it.
This week I’m attending @msrachelhollis rachelhollis rachelhollis #risewknd conference and y’all I’m nervous. To put it delicately- the past 6 months have knocked me on my ass. Maybe it’s our fertility journey or moving to a new place. Maybe it’s the growing pains of owning a business that changes locations. Maybe it’s a shifting of my heart or maybe it’s a combination of all of them. I am in a huge state of unknown. Transition. And the gal who clicked “purchased” with all the clarity and fire in her heart, is not with me right now. I feel like a snow globe that has been shaken up. And for the planner that I am- this is a real inconvenient time to feel blocked. I had invested and taken my leap of faith to propel me even farther forward into my dream. To feel even more jazzed— and here I am like a blinking cursor on a page. But in all of this I go to my core truth— I love connection. I love teaching. I love meeting new people. And getting excited about things. I love my workshops. And the women I meet. And community. And the collective feeling of growing together. So I won’t put pressure on this weekend that I will find all my answers, but I hope it nudges me in a direction closer towards my truths. I hope it gives me some hints and renews me even in the littlest of ways. And I think that’s pretty darn great. ☕️☕️ Cheers to unknown chapters.
Yesterday I attended a meetup hosted by @company.club at @hillfolkshop and it brought so many ideas and emotions full circle. At one point they talked about what responses women gave when asked the question of what they are looking for more support with? Education? Programs? One word: Transitions. The in-between. Seasons of life that are fuzzy and unclear. And I immediately thought, “wow, I’m not alone.” And it was said life is one big constant transition. How true is that? At this point in time I am waking each morning, taking my basal body temperature, checking in with my body, my damn cycle , my fertility app, my doctor , my medication. I’m checking in with my business and how I want it to look in this season- Am I growing? Where should I be growing? Where should I be spending my time and energy? What am I missing? How can I branch out and make new friends? What do I need to learn? What can I offer? How can I provide for my family? That’s the story of this transitional time. Earlier it was learning our new grocery store, using GPS, unpacking boxes. Before that it was giving closure to our chapter in Michigan. Before that it was giving closure and transitioning away from the classroom. Etc. etc. I know I will continue to transition. But how can it be less scary? Or daunting ? Or Intimidating? Because it will most likely always be present. A coach in our lives pushing us to do a little more or to try something new, but never giving clear directions. Y’all, how do we embrace the transitions and let them live within us peacefully and as inspiring parts of our soul? Versus being this scary ball of unknown (just me?) Asking for a friend. Cheers to Friday ☕️☕️ #ispyraddesign#aabhome#howyouhome#heyhomehey#apartmenttherapy#homeandliving#ggathome#hgtvmagazine#habitatandhe#hunkerhome#homesohard#myinspiredhouse#cljsquad#myhyggehome
What are things you do that raise your vibe? Snuggling Stella, saying sweet things to Phillip (this handsome dare devil Fiddle Leaf fig you see pictured here), and having quality timed with loved ones are a few of my favorite ways. Or jammin' out to a REAL good song (song recommendations welcome. I like it all- gimme drake, soulful acapella, somethin' real good beat, pretty much anything that makes a human feel jazzy) Or jammin' on my planner (where my Leslie Knope fans at?) Kidding, but seriously my @bulletjournal has changed the game for me. Or seeing kindness happen in the world. So share em' all and let's raise our vibes. Hugs