Friday

Off Day.

I rarely have complete days off from work. Today itself doesn't really count as one either, since it has involved running errands, finishing projects, and some editing. But for the most part, I've been able to enjoy it and relax a bit. I actually calculated it, and I spend about 80 hours a week working on projects, editing, shoots, and at RVA. I wouldn't want any other lifestyle, but a day to refresh and slow things down is always needed. 

I've been anticipating the future with high hopes a lot lately. As I mentioned a few posts back, Josh and I have been discussing future business plans, and I'm so anxious and excited to see how it all pans out. We've constructed a plot, now we just have to put it all into action. It's a process we know will take months, if not a year; but good things come to those who wait, right? I read a quote in an old notebook this morning that fits the circumstance perfectly. 

' There will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path... But this, far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. '
- Winston Churchill

The first couple of steps in a new direction leave you feeling vulnerable yet on cloud nine at the same time. We've spent the last few days calling one another and spending dinner dates discussing new ideas, goals, and potential steps to make this dream a possibility. I've had my hands in the independent work force since I was 17, so it's truly been a joy to share the journey with someone this time around. If you knew Josh's spirit, you would know he's the perfect candidate for a business partner. I've never met someone as positive and encouraging as him. I am so blessed.

Enough rambling on my part. I'm planning to finish the day outside on the porch, finally finishing the last book of a trilogy, and editing some wedding photos. I hope your weekend is off to a lovely start.

Swimming in the Flood by Passion Pit on Grooveshark 

23 comments:

  1. these images are beyond lovely and i, for one, am so excited to see where your new venture takes you. i love a dreamer's heart. happy weekend!

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  2. these photos are really beautifully perfect! xx
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  3. these photos are beautiful! were they from a phone?

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  4. Your blog is beautiful, found out about it reading "a beautiful mess"...inspirational indeed:)
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  5. These pictures are stunning! I love the one of your hair! You are very talented!

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  6. Beautiful pictures. Beautiful blog.

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  7. I adore the photos!

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  8. I am such a workaholic! I can never switch off, even at the weekends.

    Becky
    xx

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  9. I hope that trilogy was the Hunger Games ;)

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  10. Your pictures are magical!! :) Good luck on whatever you and your business partner are planning! It will be a success, I'm sure! :)

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  11. I really like that quote! Wishing you tons of success as your begin to dabble in new projects and ventures!

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  12. Gorgeous photos as always! I can't wait to see what you two are planning :)

    ~Jacy

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  13. I love your images, you such a great photographer. You deserve days off whenever possible :)

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  14. Great post, I love your photography skills...they are simply Amazing :). And I recommend taking any days off that you can...it's so easy to get pulled into feeling like you have to work all the time. But, sometimes, it's necessary to take a breather and give work a rest ...at least for a little while haha. Hope your future plans work out how you're hoping lovely, you deserve them to!

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  15. Lovely post, I love how ordinary things look so stunning in the hands of the right photographer:) You're an inspiration. Good luck with new ideas and plans!

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  16. i like this post.

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  17. I love all your photos, they are so so beautiful! That William Shakespeare quite is just lovely :)

    Glad you enjoyed your day off! Xx

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  18. Gorgeous photos! Love those potted cacti!

    Rose Eva
    SilhouettedBlog

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  19. I LOVE that quote...it can apply to so many facits of life. SO proud of you two for following your dreams. XOXO

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  20. Gorgeous photos...

    Christen
    www.anunordinaryhello.com

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  21. I love the film tones you use in your processing :) Lovely!

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