I have had some serious downtime this week, and time to reflect on 2016. I have experienced some ups and definitely downs. I have learned a lot about running a business, and it is definitely not easy at all. I am very thankful for the people I have learned from (Bill Rice Photography + Studio Carre), and from all the support from my friends, family and especially my biggest fan; my husband (yeah we kind of like each other).
I have been diving into this book called Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst, seriously I have highlighted, underlined and scribbled all over this book. It was something I needed to read. It basically is a book about "living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely". I have found myself more then ever trying to find ways to feel "full" when things don't go the way I want, and it's... well, really hard. I am sure I am not the only one out there feeling like they had a mentally tough year. "It's impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time." True words, when I read those, my heart actually hurt a little. I could have probably done somethings differently, yes, but doesn't mean I havn't learned how to handle things better in the future.
If you personally know me, well you know I am not the greatest with words. My tongue gets tied, and I jumble through sentences... but what I have tried to do is speak life into people (no of course I don't bring people from the dead (that would be seriously cool)). Speaking life is being aware how your words can have a serious impact on people, speak positive. There are too many 'nay sayers' out there. I know I would like to be the friend/ wife/ stranger that is uplifting and makes you feel important, especially when life pulls us down.
Hope everyone is having a great start to their week.