Open, Empty, and a note on being a Business Woman



There are some spaces in our house / life that are totally clean slates. It’s exciting and pretty scary. Sometimes I don’t know where to start.

This morning Josh and I were sitting on the couch, looking around the room, and Josh just said, “We need more stuff.” I never though I’d hear him say it… he’s a self-proclaimed minimalist! But it’s so true. Our big house feels so empty sometimes. I like the open space but I’m so ready to NEST it up. Bigtime. That top picture? That’s the view from our couch of the living room / dining room.

My mom and sister are coming to visit in a little over a week! I am THRILLED. I’ve been scouring Craigslist all night for furniture / nestings for the Guest room – another clean slate! Right now we joke that it’s our gift wrapping room…. since the only thing in there is wrapping paper. We’re so fancy we have a gift wrapping room. I guess the joke is a lot better in person. 😉 Besides the bedroom it’s been fun doing meal planning and activity planning for showing my mom and sis this city that I’ve come to love already! But most of all I just can’t wait to see them.

Although my body is recovering from surgery, my brain is in high gear (most of the time). It’s hard to sit on a couch for hours and make yourself rest when you have so many ideas so I’ve been trying to direct my ideas to things that don’t require a lot of action… particularly branding and designing and portfolio-ing! I have to admit something – I’ve never actually had an Arrow & Apple business card. HAH. I carry Josh’s cards around with me. There’s only been a few instances where I’ve given them out instead and laughed and said I must have grabbed my husbands’ cards by mistake (lies. Sorry, airplane business guy who looked like Ben Folds). But truly it’s something I should have. I’m the very worst businesswoman! It’s hard for me to actually consider myself a business woman though. I think of business women as  having to wear heels and blazers and knowing how to build quarterly reports, and for lunch, they can only have Zone bars and Diet Cokes. But you know what, I AM a business woman. I wear jeans and shirts and the same black flats I’ve worn for like 10 years. I don’t know how to build quarterly reports but I can format a blog. I don’t send faxes and I put a lot of smiley faces in my emails! I will hopefully NEVER DRINK A DIET COKE, EVER. But I like who I am, I love what I do, and I love our clients SO MUCH!! We have the very best couples in the world that have found us to work with us. I am every day so grateful for people who are so awesome that they don’t really care if we have power suits or jeans, but they trust us regardless! (Although for real, I’d never show up to a wedding in Jeans… EVER.).

Wow, this is a lot of rambling. This is what happens when you are in recovery and the pain killers are working! 😉 I kid.

I’m so antsy. I haven’t shot anything in too long! I just want to take more photos. I just want to be healed now! Thanks everyone for the love and kind words. Hopefully I’ll be back out taking photographs soon!!



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