I need to be honest...

I need to be honest...

I'M COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED.

Case in point – it's Tuesday at 11pm and I'm just now starting on the blog for today.

This week has been filled with more than I thought was humanly possible. It already feels like Friday and before the week is out I'll have photographed two more weddings and an engagement session, filmed one of those weddings, edited a couple thousand photos, had endless meetings, and that's not even the half of it.

And here's the funny thing – everything I'm overwhelmed by? They're all good things! I absolutely love what I do and there's nothing about this week that I would change – it's just one of those weeks where my entire body is on overdrive the whole week and I can hardly see the light at the end of it all.

Anyway – my point today is this...

I don't always have it all together.

And that's 100% okay.

We live in a photoshop culture – where everything we see and hear, including our own ideas about what our lives look like, is processed, over-produced, and perfectly-refined.

But that's not the reality of life.

Sometimes life is complicated and chaotic. Sometimes it feels like every step forward is only negated by backwards movement immediately after. Sometimes you're overwhelmed and tapped out. And in those moments – be honest about it.

It's okay to be vulnerable. It's okay to be real. And that's me today.

Today I don't have anything for you other than to tell you that authenticity is a good thing. I'm not going to write some hyped-up blog post and pretend that everything is all light breezes and butterflies – because right now that's not the reality. Right now I'm pushing through the chaos knowing that eventually the dedication will land me on the other side of insanity and lead to awesome results.

BUT RIGHT NOW PROGRESS IS BRUTAL. AND I'M OWNING THAT. BEING HONEST ABOUT IT...AND MOVING FORWARD.