Remember when I talked about taking time off? HA. Well. I hit the ground running today and tackled over 6 business calls/meetings and about 20 of my 200 tasks. x I’m supposed to taking the entire month of September off. But after taking 2 weeks almost completely unplugged, there are a few tasks I have to give attention to in order for my biz to continue running sooooo… I just spent over 8 hours on the phone today and about 4 more hrs tackling to-do’s. x Tomorrow’s gonna be a full work day too. And probably Friday. Also, today I worked out in the morning and then went straight back to meetings + calls + putting out fires + it’s currently 8:30pm and I’m still sitting in my workout clothes with no makeup, no shower, no dignity. So yep. x Basically I’m saying this is a real life glimpse into the life of an entrepreneur. Where you’re the only boss so when things come up IT’S ALLLLLLL YOU. 🤷🏻♀️🤣 x So yep here’s a photo from Bali to remember the good ole days of no cell service and lots of swimming + eating + showering + not wearing sweaty workout clothes + actually maintaining my dignity. Okay back to work byeeeee. 🤣 x (Sarcasm + sassiness brought to you by lack of food and the strain of trying to resist eating ice cream for dinner.) p.s. feel free to vote for the ice cream for dinner. my self control is on the edge. you’re welcome to push my over. 😜🤣👇🏼
This hike to this beach was one of the craziest, coolest hikes I’ve done. It was pretty much straight rock climbing for a good bit of it. x I got down to the bottom, looked all the way up the cliff we’d just scaled down, and just went “wait. what?!?! HOW???” because looking back at that cliff from the bottom, it was wilddd to see what we’d just climbed. I stood, marveling, and the Lord spoke to my heart: “That’s how I see your journey. Each of my kids. And that’s how I want all of you to see your journeys.” x And it hit me. While we’re so focused on placing one foot carefully in front of the other, He’s marveling at the strength you’re showing. You don’t give up. And sometimes, it’s so easy to be so focused on the path directly in front of us, that we miss the big picture. The full view of what we’ve done, how far we’ve come, and just how badass we are. x Today, I wanted to encourage you: pull back. Try to get a bird’s eye view of your journey. You’re stronger than you think. You’ve come so much further than you realize. And your Papa is SO proud of you. x Tag someone below to remind them how far they’ve come and how capable they are. 🙌🏼💕
🌺BALI🌺 it’s been the craziest trip. I haven’t taken two weeks COMPLETELY OFF (other than a few emails every few days) since I was literally in middle school on summer break. I’m not kidding. 🌊 I woke up every morning with nothing to do beyond explore, rest, read, swim, surf, or nap. not gonna lie... the first few days were weird and harrrdddd. I’m used to working hard. nonstop. (workaholic. oops. ✋🏼) so to be doing NOTHING for TWO WEEKS was honestly an adjustment. and there were moments during that transition when I wasn’t having fun 🙈🤣 🌊 but now - at the end of the trip - I couldn’t be happier. my brain got a chance to reset. and I’m feeling more refreshed + energized than I have in a good long while. rest isn’t optional. we don’t work well when we don’t have the chance to rest. (sorry, workaholics!) so please... REST. even if that means shutting off work an hour early and taking a bath. or starting your mornings a little slower with Jesus. or turning off your phone while you have dinner with your family. try it. I GUARANTEE your work + life will be transformed. 👏🏼 🌊 anyone else struggle to take breaks and truly rest? 😬🙋🏻♀️
I LAUNCHED MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. FINALLY. and guess what?? I almost didn’t. x a couple days ago, I announced my vlog. and WOWWW. my heart is so full it could burst. the enthusiasm and support you’ve shown for the vlog is UNREAL. I’ve been blown away by your excitement and kind words. seriously... thank you. 😭🖤 x I also wanted to say something. this project almost didn’t happen multiple times. why? because I was scared. I’ve been scared SENSELESS more times on this journey than I can say. I was scared it wouldn’t be good enough. Scared people wouldn’t care. Scared I would fail. Scared that it wouldn’t be “perfect” and somehow would taint my current brand reputation as a photographer. x I was just plain scared. Many times. But guess what? I DID IT SCARED. x I’ve had this dream for YEARS. I knew God had put it on my heart. I have a huge vision and plan for this channel and this is only the beginning. so every time fear came knocking... I slammed the door in his face. x the best way I can describe it right now is this: when you skydive, that first jump out of the plane is one big rush. and the ground feels like your enemy. once you’ve hurtled out of that plane door and your ‘chute is pulled, that ground feels like your best friend, waving to you from below. you’re just floating peacefully above gorgeous land - taking in the most incredible view of your life. that “enemy” that felt so huge before has turned into the greatest joy. fear was lying. x so today, I wanted to encourage you: take the leap. do it scared. I can guarantee you the fear is a liar and the view is more than worth it. x love you guys so much. thank you for being here. I mean that. 💕 p.s. comment below if this struck a chord today?? who needed this reminder?