He’s a 1, I’m an 8. In other words: . 1. He loves order, strives for excellence, has high standards, is fair and truthful. . 2. I’m passionate about life, challenge the status quo, and like to be independent. . 3. 1s appreciate that 8s bring a passion and gusto that counterbalances the 1s self-restraint and propriety, which 1s can find exciting. . 4. 8s recognize that 1s are as strong-willed and determined as they are and can’t be easily bowled over, and admire their conviction . 5. Together, 8’s and 1’s can be like “fire and ice”, and are supposedly a rare pairing but… yet today marks 10 years to the day when I accidentally ran into this guy after football and track practice (respectively), and we’ve been together (quite literally) ever since. I don’t know, I guess I like to challenge what the Enneagram says about relationships 😎 . . Have you had your spouse or significant other take the Enneagram? I pretty much made Matt take it, but it’s been so fascinating for us both. I even heard him (jokingly?) say it was the first time I “really made sense”😂. What number are you and your person? . . . Photo by @nicole_bielenin
I’ve never been so sporadic with posting on or checking in with this app...even counting back to the days when it was the place to share my calligraphy. I’ve also never had a summer that was such a kick-in-the-pants reminder of what was actually an important use of time, and what really wasn’t. A lot of times, Instagram can be one of those sneaky things that feels like the former but is really the latter. . . But at the same time, yesterday I had the joy of sharing a bit of my own story with a group of women I look up to immensely, and I realized that Instagram is where most of us initially met. And that’s not something to overlook! My message yesterday and today is the same: make sure your days are spent doing what actually matters. Your people and making sure your business actually runs, matters. Showing up here falls somewhere further down on the list- and when not used to just add to a noisy industry, can be a pretty great place for connection. @katieoselvidge, thanks for providing us with a space as important as #editorscourse to have these types of honest conversations!
I’m usually of the mindset that if you go through your days just anticipating the weekend, you’re doing something wrong. BUT...sometimes those weeks just happen. That said, I’m ending the week counting some things I’m celebrating instead: . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. I just finished up a transaction I’ve been working on for a client since April. Cue the 🥂💃 . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. One of my sweet friends just launched a brand new podcast this morning, & I LOVE it. Check out @katieoselvidge Creative Well podcast . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. @ariembodyco and @brookeolsenconsulting are (finally) headed to Tulsa this weekend! It’ll be a mini #themastermindretreat reunion 👯♀️👯♀️ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. I’m finally about halfway done with my biggest goal of the year (cleaning out my personal photos), and it’s official: literally the only selfies I’ve ever taken are with Elvis, or the #pawalegal. Which means it’s basically a compilation of awkward family photos (swipe to see what I mean 😂) . What are you celebrating today? Have a happy weekend!
“Give careful thought to your ways”. Words for both business and life. (Haggai 1:5). . . Photo by @laurenlcarnes
On the one hand, there was laundry to be folded and groceries to be bought and work to be done... but on the other hand, a niece and nephew who love the water, and the lake was calling, and we all know that summer goes by way too fast... and I’ll never regret these types of decisions for a second.
Ok friends - I have a question for you. I'm preparing different talks for speaking engagements, conferences, webinars coming up this fall. I’ve been asked to speak on the same two topics for each all (contracts and copycats)... so clearly, these are topics people want to know about! But, from an attorney’s perspective, they’re incredibly broad. Kind of like someone walking up to a photographer and asking them to teach them everything they need to know to about photographer in an hour. So, I need your help! If you were to ask me any question at all on either topic, what would it be? What questions have you run into/always wondered? Even if you won’t be attending one of the events, I’ll be building my fall content around your requests, so ask away! . . . . . #liveauthentic #thatsdarling #pursuepretty #shereadstruth #livethelittlethings #thegoodlife #solovelysofree #creativelaw #loveintentionally #goodlife #livewholeheartedly #calledtobecreative #livefullyalive #chasinglight #livefolk #flashesofdelight #communityovercompetition #galmeetsglam #galmeetsglamcollection #lovelysquares #bedeeplyrooted #nothingisordinary #littlestoriesofmylife #thepursuitofjoyproject #mytulsapeople #theartofslowliving #thegoodlist
This past year, Monday’s have secretly become my favorite day. We all love to knock them, I love getting started on a new week. But this time last Monday, behind the scenes I was hopping on a plane a bit unexpectedly. Taking time away from work and moving back into our house was difficult beyond words for me. It seemed like the worst possible thing that came at the worst possible time. . . Except it wasn't. Instead, it brought a new perspective. It taught me to rely on community in a new way, and to realize that a lot of the things that seem stressful in the moment are really just distractions from the things that really matter. This summer has been a busy season of life in many ways, but I finally feel like I'm on the other side. I'm savoring these last few days of July and my favorite season and making more time for things that refuel me, like taking a midday catch-up call from my grandfather instead of finishing my quest towards inbox 0, and marking off my evenings for sneaking off to the lake instead of working late, because life's just too short. Here's to hoping you're doing the same 💕 . . Photo by @mollythrasher of a fun project in the works! . . . . #liveauthentic #thatsdarling #pursuepretty #shereadstruth #livethelittlethings #thegoodlife #solovelysofree #creativelaw #loveintentionally #goodlife #livewholeheartedly #calledtobecreative #livefullyalive #chasinglight #livefolk #flashesofdelight #communityovercompetition #myunicornlife #lovelysquares #bedeeplyrooted #nothingisordinary #littlestoriesofmylife #thepursuitofjoyproject #mytulsapeople #theartofslowliving #thegoodlist
I woke up SO excited this morning, because for the first time in almost 2 months, I’m finally home! This summer has kept us on our toes to say the least, between unexpected traveling, unexpected wood floor repairs, and everything in between. I’ve never been so excited to spend a Saturday “adulting” a bit (aka unpacking suitcases and finally putting the house back together) 😂 Happy Saturday!