Quite a fun Memorial Day with this crew! Thankful today and every day for the sacrifices made so that we remain free— and today we celebrate those that have made that possible.
Last night was my last night with the best @forge_dt small group of all time because they are graduating!!! (Don't get me started or I'll cry) but I'm sure glad there was some comic relief! What a night to wear a white dress and get chosen in a Kahoot to get slimed 😂 What a great 4 years with @rebekahathompson and these sweet girls. I think it's safe to say we have grown as much as they have. So grateful for this season and also the next chapter!
There's just nothing like having a sister—and I have the best one! This year has been full of fun memories and I know 22 will be even better! Happy Birthday @katherinejwall!#feelin22
Missing Oregon something fierce, but we are having a great time in Seattle thanks to great clients, @airbnb, the Pike Place Starbucks & market, entertaining humans in grocery stores, getting caught up on work and especially these two goons: @tylerulmer & @kbirch. (We miss you @scottie_lenning!)
Every inch of Oregon and Washington we have gotten to see so far has filled my soul with admiration for the Creator who thought out every single detail. The aesthetic here is like nothing I've ever seen! Thankful for 2 days so perfect we couldn't have planned them of walking tours, seaside towns, natural wonders and the best food I've had in ages. #OOBEday#portland
(Totally about to be "that girl" so feel free to keep on scrolling!) If I have learned anything the last few months it has been that hearts are fickle fickle things, but The Spirit in us is constant. I have been wrestling and distancing myself from The Lord for a while now by delaying obedience on something that was truly gray area. It is no longer gray area when the Lord gives specific instruction. Though I have been blessed in too many ways to count, I have not been "happy" and living the dream like my posts could have fooled you into believing. As believers, nothing feels more painful than not hearing the voice of God due to your own sin. I was in pain and as a result have caused pain. I even found myself posting things to *try* to feel like the things I was writing...when all I needed to do was run to Jesus, obey him and receive his peace. For this, I apologize. I realized this when people would come up and say "oh your life looks so fun on instagram!!" ...while people who know my heart know that that was not authentic. I don't want people to primarily "know" me through my social channels. I don't want to spend countless moments comparing myself and seeing if I measure up to those I follow either. So for a few weeks, I have been taking some time off. I've deleted these apps from my phone in order to pray and read. And now to heal, re-center my life. Recommit to healthy living and learn to manage my time in a healthy way. I think I need to continue to do so for a bit longer.
My intention in this post is just to be transparent and post something that holds myself accountable to question why I am posting things to the world. Is it qualified by Philippians 4:8? (True, honorable lovely...) or is it to promote myself? I believe social media can be a great thing...to celebrate moments and people authentically. And when I feel confident I can do that, I'll be back! :) If you read all of this, you're a gem! Please text or email me if you would like to get some face-time in! I want more of those moments where I get to know and connect deeply instead of superficially. May God be glorified in how we use our lives and time in every single facet.
Quite a week in LA (convention center 😂)...but we got out to see the ocean today, got to see that National Championship Trophy, hear Magic Johnson speak and represent OOBE with the best team!
Don't even care I'm the 4th gal to post this pic bc that's how much I love this crew. So grateful for impromptu drives, good beer and lots of laughs!
...and I remember I'm surrounded by the best team, the best contractors and friends (who double as models) in the sweet, sweet place that is Greenville, SC. Where I can shoot in amazing places like The Brandon Mill in our art district and get images that exceed my expectations for a company and clients I love. So here's to a little less sleep in busy season—because it means we get to see beauty and the ways the Lord provides for us just a little clearer when we can't do it all on our own.
My sweet friend @bootsieking sent me some images from yesterday's photoshoot. The 14 days of shooting we are aiming to complete in just 1 month has me feeling pretty spent—in "go mode." And then I see the next image in the series...