Sometimes, things happen at certain moments, that you can’t help but wonder if they are a direct sign to you from… whomever you believe in. Do you know what I mean? This week has been one of the hardest that I’ve had in a while. It’s the true adjustment period of getting used to a new schedule- one that doesn’t involve working on the weekends and having an automatic creative outlet to focus on for 8 hours a time. It’s been a week of wracking my own brain and having to really sit down with myself and question what it is that I want to bring forth to my space, this blog. It’s been a balancing act of trying to be an amazing support system for Trent while he goes through his law school finals, all while trying to keep my calm with the back and forth pull I’m finding myself in. It’s missing my parents, and hating being away from my dad for so long while they live in Florida during the winter months. It’s missing my sister and nephew. It’s wanting to be the perfect pup-mommy to Jasper. And it’s also an internal struggle to do my best to live in the right now, not the “next month” – do you follow any of this? ;)
Anyway, my point, is that sometimes when we find ourselves in a spinning circle of “what am I doing and WHAT is happening?!” Right then, in that little chaotic moment, a little tweet (or insert your social media of choice) pops up on your phone like a kiss on the cheek, letting you know that what you do, what you did, it matters. Maybe it sounds silly to say that having your photography featured is one of the best feelings in the world – but it is. So often in the creative field, you are putting yourself out there to get destroyed. You really are. Not everyone is going to appreciate or react well to what you do, and that’s okay. It’s impossible to get the approval of the entire population (the sooner you believe that, the better). But when you’re getting approval not only from strangers that you haven’t had the privilege of meeting, but from one of the top wedding bloggers in the country? It’s just.. well, its everything. It’s like getting a mom/grandma hug-sandwich of approval. WITH chocolate chip cookies in your mouth WHILE the hug-sandwich is taking place. Yeah. Just like that.
Alison of TKB is one of my all time favorite people. Have I met her? No (boo, hiss) but one day I’m determined to lock eyes with this lady and tell her how much I a) love her blog and b) love her for her constant support. She’s always been someone who seems to recognize the work that I feel most proud of. She spreads the love on a regular basis, and what’s more than that, she spreads insane amounts of joy and laughter. Which is something media needs more of these days.
So yes, I feel so proud to have my work recognized and featured, especially during the off season. But I feel SO proud to have it be recognized and featured through someone who I personally respect and admire. Cheers to another feature on the ever so iconic, The Knotty Bride. You can check out the entire feature, here :)