HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFEEEEE!!!! Scott, I wish I could put into words how much I’ve loved every single day of the last nearly 8 years with you. From our ski trips all around the world, to the 16+ countries we’ve been to, to the weekend road trips, friends weddings, sporting events that I don’t understand, to cuddling with our kitten Tucker, watching the office and staying in for date nights, there’s no one I could imagine spending all of these amazing adventures and memories with. . You make every day better just by existing, your personality is contagious and watching you grow into the amazing person you are through your 20s has been the greatest honor. . You’ve grown so much as a person, architect, coach, and overall person while staying true to the absolutely spectacular person you are and I can’t wait to see what this decade holds. . I love you so much and cannot wait to spend every birthday for the rest of your life with you. You are my everything and more!!!! Let’s make this decade even better than the last!!! Happy 30th!!!! @smurphy24s
Looking to the weekend like 😍 . This is my first weekend off in... ummm... like months and months and months. . Scott and I are going to happy hour, dinner and an O.A.R @ofarevolution concert tomorrow and then have our food tasting at our venue on Sunday @redmaplevineyard !!! Cannot wait for all the yumminess and for a night with my handsome guy. . What are you up to this weekend? Comment below so I can follow your adventures!
I DON’T HAVE ALL MY $H*T TOGETHER. . There, I said it. Friend, I’d be doing you a huge disservice (and I have been) if I acted like I had my crap together all the time. People seem to think that because I have awesome workflows and systems and teach people how to do the same that I am somehow a magical fairy that never feels overwhelmed. . Can I just tell you that between August 1 and October 1 I had about 11 panic attacks? We’re talking full blown crying, hyperventilating laying on the floor like the world was ending meltdowns. I looked at my schedule and couldn’t believe how busy it got. I left ZERO margin in my schedule. Like… to the point I wasn’t even sure when I’d shower. Every minute was scheduled down to the second in my days with back to back meetings and sessions and travel, and on top of that, Scott and I were closing on our house, planning our wedding shower, getting a kitten, and my family had 3 medical emergencies. Scott hugged me tight on the couch one night in the middle of a meltdown and pleaded to get down to the bottom of what was causing all this anxiety. “I just want you to feel happy again.” . And do you know what I did during this time? I hid. I hid because as the person who teaches people how to avoid overwhelm and burnout, I was feeling exactly that, and I felt like I wasn’t allowed to feel that way. . But you know what my good friend told me? “There are no rules that say you cannot lead and struggle at the same time.” . And with that I say, that overwhelm, burnout and stress plague all of us, no matter how organized and streamlined we are. But what I want to leave you with, is that you should never feel like this all the time. That there should only be seasons of these feelings, and that your business shouldn’t weigh you down constantly - there’s a better way of doing business and it’s NOT just praying for off season to come faster. But with that, winter is coming, you’ve got this friend. . Drop a line with how you’re feeling!
Hey fammm!!! Yesterday I jetted down to North Carolina for the round 9 @creativeatheart conference and today all the learning and amazing connections begin! I cannot wait to meet new people and see old friends! And I thought it’d be fun to kick off today with some conference fun facts: 🎉 1. This is my third or fourth #creativeatheart and I’ve loved them ALL for different reasons and seasons of my business. 🙈 2. At a photography conference a few years ago I started a riff off and me and @abbygracephoto led teams in a singing battle til we got a noise violation .... there was like 40 of us battling Disney songs. 👯♀️ 3. My wedding photographer and I were at the same conference together in 2015 and never met! We’ve been virtual friends ever since and I finalllllllllly get to meet her in real life in July!!! 💯 4. I’m going to 15 events/conferences and retreats this year because I never want to stop learning. Learning has gotta be one of my favorite things to do and I love how one little idea or spark can change the trajectory of a business. 🎤 5. I’ve battled for karaoke champ for like 4 years straight at a photo conference and am still waiting for my karaoke queen crown 👸 I’m reeeeeeadddddy! . Do you have a fav conference moment or memory? Let me know in the comments? Or if you’re at #creativeatheartround9 give me a 🙌🏻 in the comments and come find me!
OHHHHH MAHGOSH. Today is JUNE 19. That means it's exactly ONE YEAR until I get to MARRY THIS GUY! . Everything has been becoming even more real lately as we've booked almost all our vendors and I GOT MY DRESS!!! I called Scott freaking out about how excited I am and asked about 100 times how excited he was to see me in my dress. (The answer is very very very excited). . We've been through a LOT together in our 7 years and 4 month relationship (Today is actually that day!) and it's hard to believe that I've already spent 25% of my life by his side. It some ways it seems like the last 7 years have flown by, but in others it seems like it's been forever that we've been together. We've been to at least 20 weddings together, 16+ countries, 16+ states, a bunch of beautiful National Parks, many hospital visits, a handful of surgeries, heart wrenching times and loss, and through every good day, bad day, heartbreaking day, frustrating day, I wanna shut out the world and cry day, he has always ALWAYS ALWAYS made me smile. I've literally been smiling for the last 2,675 days no matter what has happened inside the 24 hour time frame because of him and I know that that will only continue for the next handful of decades. . Scott, I promise to love you more tomorrow than I do today. To always do my best to make you smile. To be excited every time you walk through the door. To pick you up when the Packers lose. To watch sports even though I don't understand or care about most of it, because I care about spending time with you. I promise to cheer you on in soccer whether you're on the field playing or on the sides coaching, and I promise to be there for every mountain and valley that we will undoubtedly face together. I LOVE YOU to the moon and beyond, forever and ever. I can't wait to call you my husband!!!! . Photo by the amazing @christinaforbesphotography
I called up my biz bestie and cohost for the Move Mountains Retreat the other day @peteandjordan and told her we were playing small with our businesses. I went over to her house and met her new baby girl and told her all about this Facebook Live I was listening to on my drive down. I was SO fired up and finally felt like me sharing my offerings and our retreat, and my courses and shop products was a GIFT to people. I started reading through testimonials from our retreat attendees, my course students, my coaching clients, and it made me realize just what a huge impact I can have on someone's life and business if I actually TELL THEM what I can offer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So often we're afraid of annoying people, or being salesy, or getting unfollowed because we're selling a product or service. But as I listened to this Facebook live, I realized that I am SO DANG PROUD of the retreat content we teach, of the course content I deliver (that has helped people go from 1 to 18 weddings in a matter of months) of the shop products I offer that help people cut their work time down tremendously. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I myself have been playing small with my business. And our opening line on our retreat page is It's time to stop playing small and start moving mountains. Sometimes it's easier to see the potential in others than it is to see it in yourself, but it's time to stop playing small my friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because you were BORN to do great things. You were born to make an impact. You have the capability within you RIGHT NOW to make more money, have more time for what matters most in your life, & have a greater influence on the people you love on & serve. You're just playing small, and it's time to stop so you can move mountains. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pssst. Jordan and I are so pumped about all the amazing attendees coming to this fall's retreat! If you have questions about our next one, let us know and message us here!! We're already scheming for winter 2020!