After my world was flipped upside down last fall, I haven’t had a minute to breath. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday I took myself on a date and it was the best thing I could have possibly done for myself, my family and my future. I spent the afternoon doing what I wanted and needed to do to heal, to process and to rest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I cried. I journaled. I dug my toes in the sand. I listened to podcasts. I listened to music. I listened to the waves. I listened to silence. I took a walk along the shore as the sun set. I went to target. I took a nap. I watched the bachelor. I sat in a hot tub surrounded by palm trees. I bought another blush bag. I called my husband, kids, mom and sisters. I let the sun warm my face and my toes. I felt gratitude. I felt pain. I felt loss. I felt proud. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m writing this as a record for myself next time it feels like the weight of the world is on my shoulders, and for you if you're in the same funk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What would your perfect date (with yourself) include? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thatmaughanlife
Working full-time has been hard on my body and mind some days. I love my job! But I'm still stretching into this new role and learning how to balance all my hats. Our three day weekend in the mountains is exactly what I need to feel grounded again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now I’m off to Santa Barbara for @photonative! Tell me everything I need to know about Santa Barbara! 🖤
CLOSED ❌❌ ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today KAS is celebrating NINE years in business, and want to show some appreciate to our loyal followers, referrers and clients! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The winner will receive $250 gift card to Kylee Ann Studios, which can be used towards wedding photography, brand photography, family photography, mentoring or online courses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ENTER TO WIN: 1. Follow @kyleeannstudios, @rachel.kastudios and @hiliary.kastudios 2. Tag a friend. Each tag = entry ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Share this on your story and spread the word 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
My forever Valentine and #1 supporter. Eleven years ago he mailed me my first bouquet of roses EVER just two weeks after we met. Two years later he sold his xbox and used the money to buy me my first DSLR a month before our wedding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tomorrow we celebrate Valentine’s Day AND Kylee Ann Studios 9th Anniversary! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay tuned for a giveaway you are NOT going to want to miss!! 😯 Like and comment on this post so you make sure to see our posts in your feed. #thatmaughanlife
Anxiety used to consume me. I would be up all night worrying which led to more worrying about lack of sleep. I know I’m not alone in this especially among moms and entrepreneurs. I’ve learned some tools to combat anxiety disorder and have felt impressed to share: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Prepare for the next day every night: set out clothes, pack bags, as much of breakfast prep you can. It’ll allow you to sleep without playing through your list of to dos and things to remember in your head. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Brain dump. Take your journal or notes on your phone and write everything that’s worrying you and write down any lists you need to make. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Black journal. Write a letter to the person or thing that’s stressing you out and rip it up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Peace rub on oil from Doterra and a few deep breaths. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Use a calendar for everything!! And use the notes in each event to write down everything you need to know so you have less stuff floating around your brain you’re trying to remember. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Get up and work on something on your to do list. Even if it’s the middle of the night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Get professional help - therapy, reiki, meds, hormone check. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Say a prayer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What helps you with anxiety? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Share this with a friend that is dealing with anxiety or save it for later 🖤 Let me know what your favorite tip is below!
I keep thinking I'm not myself right now but then I'm realized that I'm just not who I used to be. This human looking back at me in the mirror has been through a lot of changes. And through that I've learned a lot about who I am and what I want and need. And what kind of person I want to be.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I saw this quote on Pinterest....Don’t shrink to fit into places you’ve outgrown. Sharing because maybe someone else needs to hear this too!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Embrace the growth 🤟🏻