The Weekender

It’s Friday! And you know what that means. Here’s a recap of my thoughts this week.

Don’t be afraid to ask. This weekend is a big one for us. We are cleaning and repainting the house we’re going to move into soon. Part of me really just wants to do it myself. That ugly need to control. Thankfully, I’ve learned the joy of asking for help. The gift of joy others receive by helping and the love we receive by their answer of “yes” to our need. It’s a beautiful exchange! Don’t miss out on this by wanting to go it alone, wanting to control, or feeling bad for asking.

Friendors. I believe that’s what they’re called – friends who are fellow vendors. In my case, within the wedding industry. Friendship can be hard even in my personal life, but I’ve found it to be even harder within the industry. So, this week I have to celebrate my new found friend Satra from Events By Satra. She is sweet, genuine and simply fun to be around. We decided our friendship has worked because we have similar personalities. I would also say proximity matters. She lives nearby so it’s very easy to get together. If you are feeling lonely, whether in life or in business, don’t give up! Keep connecting with others and you will find your friend or friendor. And if you are getting married and need a wedding planner, you would be well taken care of by Satra. She would be a joy to work with!

Date Night. I kept telling myself, we’ll be able to invest more in date night after this move. We just need to push through. Just do another date night in. At least it’s something. But doing another date night in was not what we needed, and I knew that. And let’s all face it, the minute you get passed one life hurdle, there will be another waiting for you on the other side. The “just push through” mentality never works! So, we found a babysitter, put Rose to bed, and finally got out of the house, away from all of our responsibilities, and invested into each other. It was exactly what I know we both needed and I am so happy we didn’t put it off another week.

Blogging. Can we have a brainstorm session? I’d love to hear from you! I’m gathering up ideas for new content. What would you like to read about on here? Any topics you enjoy most? Any questions I can answer? Regarding weddings, marriage, or anything else! I’m toying with the idea of starting to write about weddings – advice from a photographer? But struggling with what would be most helpful to a bride/groom. Please email me or leave a comment. And please do share – anything! I’ll take all thoughts into consideration. And if it’s a more personal question, email me and I would never share who asked. Thank you in advance!

Lara Casey Powersheets: I’m not going to lie – it’s been a few months since I’ve worked on my powersheets. But when I do, I see SUCH a huge difference in my productivity and my overall sense of peace. They just launched a new set of 2016 powersheets and have all kinds of new options. Go here now and grab yourself a set! I’m shopping mine today. And Vitaliy and I are praying about the possibility of doing a powersheets group with other couples (we have our clients in mind). Would there be an interest there?

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you need me, I’ll have my work/paint clothes on (do I even own such clothes?) and you can find me all Cinderella-like in our new home. Actually, that’s probably how you’ll find Vitaliy. Me, I’ll have my notebook out directing folks on where and how to help. Yeah, that sounds more like me!

Photo: A favorite from Chris and Tiffany’s recent wedding.

Bride and groom portrait