• A Self-Reminder

Right now… we’re crazy. Life is a bit crazy. Our schedule is a bit crazy. We chose this when we said yes to a lot of things and didn’t say no to many. We don’t pride ourselves on “busy-ness” and I’m actually trying to get away from saying “Oh we’re just busy” when people ask how we are because that’s not really the correct answer. When people ask “How are you guys doing?! , the answer should be “We’re doing well, we’re blessed and we’re thankful for all that we have been able to accomplish recently…. we’re also a wee bit tired”. :) Life is crazy… good crazy.

Michael and I leave soon for Alaska… a place that I’ve dreamed of seeing in real life for a long time. We have some work to do out there and we also have some amazing, life-long friends living out there right now that we’re so excited to visit! Sometimes I forget just how amazing it is that not only do Michael and I get to work together…. but we also have the freedom to chase dreams together, take risks together and build our life… TOGETHER. I’ll be honest, the more life I live, the more I realize that things change. There is very little that stays the same for any extended period of time and so I know that this season of our life may pass us by very quickly. We love where we are and even though it’s a little insane at moments, we love our pace of life. We are taking advantage of the fact that we have FREEDOM, energy and a desire to see the world! So today’s post is really just a self-reminder to take this all in… to enjoy our busy season because that means we have WORK and that’s something to be thankful for…. a reminder to dream up ideas that seem too bold… a reminder to life freely and travel often while we can…. and last but not least… a reminder to choose JOY over STRESS because life is GOOD.  God is good. And you only live once.

…… this post probably would have been more powerful if I left the “YOLO” out at the end  but it’s true. Choose today to be joyful, to find purpose and happiness in your stress and to take advantage of all that has been laid out in front of you… and if nothing is knocking at your door… start making your way down the streets because it’s your time to make it happen!!

Happy monday everyone!! Do yourself a favor and choose JOY and productivity today!!


xoxo, Katelyn
8 Comments Personal
  1. Ashton Kelley reply

    This totally made me cry, katelyn!! beautiful. we should all take this as a reminder. <3

  2. Jenna reply

    katelyn – thanks for this today! i too am busy. not only do i have a full time job at a company as a photographer i am also starting up my own photography business. this time of year is crazy with senior pictures and families wanting new family photos or even christmas card photos. i tell myself everyday this is what i want to do, this is what makes me happy even though i am stressed out and “too busy” to have a personal life! sometimes i also remind myself that i am making others happy and that makes me feel good about what i do!
    the best thing us photographers can do is be thankful for all we are given and always remember to smile! :)

  3. Kristina W. reply

    Great post! Your life is so exciting and wonderful, and I’m glad you are appreciating it, even through the stressful and hectic moments!

  4. Mary Marantz reply

    Such a great post K!! And a reminder that I think we all need! Hope you guys get some time for rest before the big trip (We’re slowly but surely learning that rest is such a big part of YOLO too!) And have the BEST time in Alaska! What a DREAM trip…we’re thinking about going there next year so you’ll have to tell us all about it! SO excited for you guys! xoxo

  5. Adriean hayward reply

    I so look forward to your posts! You always seem to have a way of making me see things in a different light. I am super busy right now too.. between a full time day job, trying to run my business, and going to school, sometimes I wonder if there is a light at the end of the tunnel! When we get wrapped up in all of the chaos, it really seems as if we lose sight of the blessings that come along with all of it. I am grateful for this eye opener today :) enjoy Alaska! It is on my bucket list as well!!

  6. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Beautifully said. :)

  7. Rici reply

    just great!
    Sooo happy for you two!!

  8. Amanda reply

    I love y’all <3

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