monday motivations.

monday motivations //

I apologize for today’s radio silence. I’ve been swamped, playing catch-up after all of yesterday’s fun. so many fun & exciting projects in the works, and on the horizon.

quick mention: the go blog social early bird ticket price has been extended, until february 15th. attending conferences, like this, are so beneficial. you meet so many people. learn so much. and go home ready to take on the world. I’d love to know if you plan on attending.

happy monday!

a little extra push.

lately, I’ve felt a bit stuck in a holding pattern. not quite sure what the next step to take is. and essentially sadly kind of waiting for it to find me. well that doesn’t usually happen. it’s called chasing your dreams, because it’s hard work. you have to build them. make them. live + breathe them. and be crazy brave enough to do it.

never give up on a dream //

“the time will pass anyway”.


why not spend the time doing something you love?

cheers your morning coffee to chasing your dreams!


dear destination wedding.

[*editor’s note: this is not a self-justification post. but more a reveal of my thoughts on the whole ‘destination wedding thing’].

wedding wednesday //

dear destination wedding,

as a young girl, I had no interest in you. my interest was solely based around the big, fairy-tale wedding. cinderella was probably to blame. why would I want to dim my spotlight on the biggest day of my life by flying far away & keeping the celebration intimate? well now that I found the man of my dreams, and did a bit of growing up my priorities have changed. it’s no longer my spotlight, but ours. and it’s no longer about the most exquisite flowers, or the over-the-top 8-tiered cake. or the christian louboutin heels although I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to wearing them if they showed up at my doorstep. it’s about him. and it’s about me. and it’s about joining our lives together, finally. it’s about sharing the most magical day of our lives with the people we care most about. the people who have been there for us since day one.

I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me that by choosing you, we were right off the bat excluding some individuals we’d love to have there with us. but honestly, it’s a sacrifice. and one that was hard, but one we decided to make. we will absolutely cherish every single person that is there with us on the beach when we get married. and the ones who cannot make it, they will be missed and of course, in our thoughts.

sadly, weddings + stress are synonymous in my mind. and that was something I so desperately wanted to avoid. tell me ..what is more relaxing than laying on the beach, drinking a frozen cocktail? very few things. also, what do people so desperately need when stress becomes too much? a vacation.

so getting married on a beach + inviting the people we love the most in this world to go on vacation with us was a complete no-brainer.

I’m not naive enough to believe there won’t be stressful times in our planning process. but I think our hearts + minds are in the right place. and let’s be honest, if I had a traditional wedding I’d be a completely crazed bridezilla ..obsessing over every single, itty bitty detail. and no one wants that. especially [J] me.

dear destination wedding //

346 days to go.

happy wedding wednesday.