Blogging is a funny thing. For example whenever I check other people’s blogs, I assume that the more they blog, the busier they must be. Of course there is truth to this, but I also mistakenly assume that if there is very little blogging happening that they must not be busy at all. These past couple of months have marked the busiest months of my business to date- and as much as I try to stay on top of my to do list and accomplish everything all the time, sadly one of the first things moved to the bottom of the list is blogging. While I make sure to get weddings blogged, other shoots and personal things fall to the wayside. I honestly don’t know how people that blog every day do it. I know scheduling and planning can help- but my goodness it can take a while for me to get a post up. For example, a wedding post will take me an average of 4 HOURS to prep and post! If I am lucky, smaller posts will take around 2 hours. It’s CRAZY! If you are a blogger and have any tips, I would love to hear them!
This brings me to this weeks latest “happenings” and such:
// I recently discovered a new app for the iphone. It’s a game called “Heads up” and it is a blast. Michael and I played last night for literally hours without even realizing it. It’s may be the best $.99 I have ever spent. //
// If you are on Instagram and like Target, follow Targetdoesitagain. It is 2 girls that post about their finds at Target, mostly clothes and they find some of the cutest stuff! I love seeing everything they post! You can also connect with me on Instagram here! //
// On a more personal and serious note, until the last couple of years, I had never experienced the death of a loved one. Within a year of each other a friend of mine passed away at the age of 29 and almost one year later my step dad passed away. As a Christian that believes in healing, my world was rocked. And quite honestly my relationship with God has been filled with unanswered questions ever since. I have tried and tried to reckon with this and it wasn’t until a recent conversation Michael and I had that I gained some sort of understanding and solace. It was one of those nights where you start a conversation about God and 3 hours later its still going strong. In the midst of trying to understand why God hadn’t healed those close to me when we were all praying and believing, Michael said something that struck a chord and for the first time made a little bit of sense. While discussing what the Bible says about healing and how it didn’t “work,” Michael made a comment about how healing isn’t a formula. If it was, we would just punch in the formula or as the human race has been known to do, make a show of it or try and sell it. If it was a formula, where would faith come in? Why would we even need God? I understand that religion is a sensitive subject and I obviously don’t have all the answers, but for me in that moment, that was exactly what I needed. Just a little bit of something that made sense. And while I am still working through the why’s and such, whenever I am overwhelmed with questions I remind myself, it isn’t a formula. //
//On a much much lighter note, I am so excited have weddings featured in not one, but TWO magazines this month! Jezebel and The Atlantan Bride. These of course will be making an appearance on the blog soon! //
And just to convince you of how fun the game Heads Up can be, here is a video of one of my rounds in the “accents and impressions” category. You should also know, that I am absolutely terrible at accents. It reminds me of Joey Tribbiani when his southern accent kept coming out Jamaican. We had quite the laugh.