#Repost @hilaryrushford ・・・ I am stunned at the news of Kate Spade taking her own life. You think that if you build your dream business, with your husband, it’s a smashing creative success, adored by all, you sell it for billions while raising your child in glamorous New York City... the textbook “everything”... that you will be happy. • At least I think that. I’m happy now, but won’t I be even happier with more growth, notoriety, impact, wealth, freedom? It’s right around the corner with just a little more X? • When I can just get all the big wedding planning done. When we have filled our job openings to have more help. When I get the first draft of the book done. When the publishing contract is signed. I’m about to be happier, right? • What I’m convicted of today is you will be as happy as you are in your present position. More doesn’t guarantee happiness. So we should all pursue our mental health, emotional wellbeing, physical balance as our prime aim today. • Not when we have more time because we got through one more launch, season, a little more money, help, followers. Because more doesn’t mean easier. Which is hard to remember when all the stories + marketing tell us otherwise. So we have to remind each other. • Sister. Don’t pull another all nighter. If you’re spiraling in stress it means you’re expecting too much of yourself. If you’re crying with overwhelm it means you need to let more things go. Take tomorrow off. Close the laptop every night at 6. Plan a trip. Take social media free weekends. Go to therapy. Get massages. Be more vulnerable with friends. Journal. Insert a million healthy actions (+ I of course am not presuming to have any insight on what could have helped this one woman) but don’t wait. • The next level you’re working + waiting to get to is going to be wonderful. But it doesn’t mean you’ll be happier. Choose to be happy now. And call your girlfriends. ❤️ #WroteThisForMyself #ChooseHappiness • PS Kate, thank you for sharing your creativity + being my favorite brand mentor. You’ve inspired me as a business woman + that impact is not lost with your leaving too soon.
Remember when everyone was all, “#royalwedding, Meghan is a princess...” Well when I showed up to the wedding I was photographing that day, and I saw @shayrhie dressed up in her wedding dress for the first time I thought, “The royal wedding has nothing on the beauty + tradition + love I’m getting to be part of today.” Sarah’s dress was simple and stunning and she held a beautiful bouquet of white flowers. Kevin was a stunner with his unique bow tie and sweet smile. More to come from this A M A Z I N G wedding, and so many others from the past few weeks. • Life has thrown a bit of craziness my way this week and last, but so many beautiful images are coming to the blog soon! ❤️ • Venue: @lakelanierislands @weddingslanier Coordination: @lolo4sholo Flowers: Design House of Flowers Dress: @thesentimentalistatl HMUA: @bombshellcreationsga
It’s #TacoTuesday, and tonight we’re planning on having chicken burritos (our at-home version of Moe’s) with salsa + Queso, and I’m overly excited about it. I’m also excited about watching another episode of Justified, which Tyler got me hooked on and now he no longer likes. (But isn’t he just the best for continuing to watch it with me anyway?) And I’m not sure why I’m telling you guys this except to say that I love having normal days where we just get to do what we want and eat what we want and watch what we want. I’m the kind of girl who finds happiness in the simple parts of life, and I think that’s because I don’t take any of it for granted. I don’t take for granted that I have a home to live in or water to drink. Or a husband who is good to me, or friends I can call, or family I can ask for help, or a church I can worship at. So, I’m excited for tonight and the salsa we’ll eat, and the conversations we’ll have, and the puppy snuggles I’ll get. No matter what life throws our way, we can find God’s goodness somewhere. What can you celebrate today, friend?