Thursday

Take a Break.


  I'm learning the value of taking time off this summer. With weddings and shoots every couple of days, it's easy to get in the mentality of "I've got to stay on the top" with editing, emails, blogging, etc, etc, etc. But I've really been trying to take at least one day off a week, which honestly is one of the HARDEST things in the world for me. I love what I do with my whole heart, but sometimes that passion can take away from some really important things like taking days off, enjoying the little things, "just for fun" road trips, and honestly, keeping my sanity. I think one reason I gravitate towards a healthy, balanced lifestyle is because 99% of the time my life feels like a ball of chaos. Trying to catch up, always one step behind. This summer I'm really focused on enjoying the moments in front of me. If I don't finish a to-do list then well, I don't finish it. I can work on it the next day. Plain and simple. I think my summer mentality before I shot weddings was vacation mode. Summer festivities just seemed to happen so easily. But since our busiest season is the summertime, we really have to make it a point to make time for those things. We are going on more dates, hanging out with and meeting new friends, exploring our new city, and taking more road trips than ever before, and I'm okay with that. 

We are currently on our way to go camping in Arkansas before the weekend gets here. Days like this make me feel revived and refreshed. And not only that, but it sparks a deeper passion and love for what I do. 

Learning balance. Taking in the moments. Capturing the life and love right before our eyes. 

28 comments:

  1. Which app do you use for photos? i love them!!

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  2. Yay! Enjoy your rest time, Kinsey :)

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  3. So happy for you to take some time to breathe. It's so easy to get caught up in things, you're absolutely right! Being able to rest is one of the best things!

    Margeaux
    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  4. So so essential to take time for yourself! Glad to see you are making it a goal to do so. I love these photos, you look so lovely!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  5. Taking the time to breathe and relax is essential. Enjoy your time camping!

    oflifeandloveblog.blogspot.com

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  6. I love that necklace is so pretty - and I totally agree you need to take breaks and enjoy them.

    Martina
    http://snapshotsandwhatnots.typepad.com

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  7. You look so beautiful!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  8. you're so happy in these photos. it's beautiful.

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  9. you just always have the cutest outfits!

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    1. I also just want to let you know that the pin it button doesn't work me, the screen just freezes every time. Is anyone else having this problem?
      thanks :)

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    2. Thanks for the heads up! I will work on fixing it. :)

      Kinsey

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  10. Gorgeous!

    Always remember to take time to be selfish. You'll thank yourself later :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  11. The pictures are just lovely! It can be a hard balance but time off is so important too!

    www.andwithlovea.blogspot.com

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  12. That's a great post to read, and a good reminder to remember to take a break every now and then!

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  13. great photos and great post! balancing is really important--thanks for reminding me that i should strive for some balance too!
    http://www.trbcca.com/my-blog/2013/06/loving-lately-roadtrips-and-americana.html

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  14. I love your cardigan! Where's it from?

    Also, it's so important to take breaks and find balance- but I understand your struggle with it! Have fun in Arkansas!

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  15. Breaks are good for the soul!
    Also, I live in Arkansas, and it's truly the most beautiful state out there. Enjoy your camping trip!

    xx

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  16. The most important lesson I've learned since I started as a self-employed entrepreneur 12 years ago is the value of taking time off. Not only does it remind me to enjoy life, it makes me more motivated and inspired when it's time to come back to work. I hope you're enjoying camping love!

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  17. Wow, nice break! beautiful place and you too :)

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  18. I think each and every reader can benefit from a post like this. The reminder that our worlds can become too filled for us to truly appreciate. Thank you, thank you!

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  19. Is that a Story Company necklace? Beautiful images!

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  20. Is that a Story Company necklace? Beautiful images!

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