I spent all day on Zoom, FaceTime, or my laptop sending emails to my April clients. Some of those calls were to other entrepreneurs as we worked together and encouraged one another during these uncertain times. I’m so grateful for my tribe! As of now this is not a season of rest for me. I’m sure everyone may feel the same if you’re running a business OR running a brand spank in’ new homeschool unexpectedly. Grateful for the days Nick is home so I can focus on my clients as we navigate this 💩 and find the silver lining in it all. Sending a big fat virtual hug to anyone that needs it right now! ❤️ I’m behind you every step of the way!
Real talk: I have been all over the board with grasping the reality of this mess, BUT I can honestly say that my mindset has been fairly level-headed and the moment I am feeling unsure I reach out to my tribe, pray, or step outside for some silence. Through it all, one thing remains. There is SO much good that continues to shine through and by the hour I see acts of kindness and people of all walks of life reaching out to lend someone a hand - you know, not actually touching, but you get it! Idaho is officially in a 21 day “stay at home” order. Because of that I have decided it is in my family’s best interest as well as my clients to postpone all sessions until further notice. I am missing out on several newborn babies in their first weeks of life, couples celebrating their engagement (such an exciting milestone), and mamas wanting to freeze their little ones for where they are RIGHT NOW! I’ve got weddings entirely up in the air and some moving as far out as 2021. My own personal family photos were supposed to take place last week and even then I wasn’t feeling right about it so we made the joint decision to postpone those as well. So much uncertainty in the midst of the chaos, but one thing I KNOW for sure...I will continue to look at what I CAN control through this time rather than the things that are entirely out of my hands. More time with the ones I love most and not all days are pretty - this whole no school for my 5 year old is really trying. But there’s no other crew I’d rather be quarantined with and I’m grateful for the sunny days that allow us to run free outside. Connecting with my family and friends assuring they are alright as we navigate all of this. FaceTime and Zoom comin’ in CLUTCH these days! Anyone else feel that? And I am finally at peace with this forced rest in knowing that it will serve me well as I head into the crazy summer months ready and more eager than ever to be behind my camera! Where are you located? Fellow Idaho friend?! How ya holding up? Is staying at home making you bonkers or are you digging the downtime?! Remember to lean on one another! After all, we are in this together LIKE NEVER BEFORE ❤️
Just ran out of my Nespresso pods ☕️ and the delivery doesn’t arrive until Thursday by the end of the day. Send help! I’ll be on the front porch waving the white flag! I could go to the drive through. That would require me to get out of my house robe ... 🚙💨 or not. Anyone else run out of an essential that you cannot live without? Did you make it out alive? 😳
Today we escaped it all. Traveled miles outside of town to a trail where we found our only companion was each other, nature and wildlife - “hunting heaven” as the boys would refer to it. The peace I felt did not come without gratitude knowing that some families do not have the freedom to roam their streets or foothills like we have currently. I know we have a long road ahead of us as we navigate through all of this, but with so many unknowns I don’t know where we will be in a week from now, shoot, even a few days from now. So I believe it’s of the utmost priority to get outside and breathe that fresh mountain air while we are able to. I love seeing the positive posts on social media, the kind and sincere waves from strangers as we pass them on our walks, and the insane amount of people flooding the bike trails with their little ones and pups. I feel like although we are distancing ourselves from the rest of society, somehow this is bringing us closer than ever before and for that I am so SO so grateful. With all of the unknowns I find myself holding tight to the belief that He knows the way and we will get through this. If you are feeling anxious I urge you to find a peaceful place (moms, bathroom floors work just fine) and pray. Take a moment to cast your fears on Him and leave it behind. Do your part, while he handles the rest. I hope that wherever you were today, there was sunshine ☀️ For me that has been a game changer. We can get through this as long as we lean on one another. I’m here for you if you need me! Really! DMs are always welcome!
If only you could hear my youngest say grace each night before dinner. In fact, I am realizing I need to make it a TOP priority to record it for our home video so I can cherish it forever. It goes a little something like this, “Dear Heavenly Father, dank you for dmdodhlp djgnw dkcodhdn dinner fldk flckdh fire engine and da gym! AMMEENNN!” Every. Single. Night. When Nick is away we always add in a prayer that God watches over him and keeps his crew safe 🚒 Tonight Kolby added that part in and I thought to myself, Lord, if only Kolby knew the weight of those words. Tonight I wanted to take a moment to thank a handful of people that are at the front line of patient care. To the health care providers 👩🏻⚕️ we see you and appreciate you so much more than you’ll ever know. To the first responders going on call after call when the community is fearful and uncertain about so many things 👨🏻🚒 Thank you. Thank you, thank you. To the heroes of this madness! The grocery store workers seeing hundreds of people and bagging THOUSANDS of products and goods each day 🛒 your work does not go unseen and we are grateful for you. To the mail and delivery service workers, what would we do without you? No, really! Your work is labor intensive and the hours are long 📦 We appreciate you. To the shoppers purchasing cautiously leaving enough for others, and storing only what you need, good LAWD 🧻 you are the real MVPs. The teachers doing anything and everything to provide assistance for students (some whom aren’t even your own) to assure they are taken care of 👩🏼🏫 you are an actual angel on earth. The parents who are attempting to work from home 👩🏽💻 while caring for their children all day. We see you and you’re doing amazing. So many people to give thanks to during times like these. Because our four walls look the same and feel the same as they typically do day in and day out, it’s hard to imagine the trials going on out there. But please know we are grateful to everyone and their efforts. We are all making an impact. Tag someone you are grateful for as we maneuver our way through this ❤️