I’m sick the entire month of November every year. Makes me think I’m not grateful enough or something.
Me: I’m not stubborn but I also don’t follow trends.
Also me: mud baths cure everything: ugliness, insufficient funds, sadness...
My girls get their stubbornness from their dad I guess 😂
I met the love of my life ten years ago today. At the time, I had no idea he’d be the most significant individual I’d ever meet. "I watched my husband run full speed, barefoot, in a meadow, with a giant dog by his side. I know how happy that makes him. I watched my baby discover many new objects with great curiosity. I woke up early this morning, ran in the rain and finished a package of photos for a client." -August 3, 2015
"Your heart beats approximately 104,000 times a in a day and each one of those heartbeats is far too valuable to waste on comparing yourself to another. You were given your heart's unique rhythm to dance to your very own beat. Not to the beating of anyone else's heart. Just your own." - @nikita_gill
Pretty is not enough. Pretty is nice. It’s Fine. Pretty can turn heads, but beauty? Beauty can change the whole world. Pretty is what you are, but beauty is what you do with it. Pretty lifts the spirits; beauty makes them soar. So smile. Be bold. Show your beauty. When you put pretty into action, there’s no limit to what you can do. Be a force of beauty.
I wouldn’t have known about Sony’s Alpha Female application if it weren’t for @andrea_riofrio_halford.
I don’t really do weddings anymore either BUT 5 ½ years ago I met Andrea at the Sundance Labs and ever since I’ve considered her a dear friend and confidant. She has more faith in my work than anyone else and on the days I’m most tempted to give up forever, I know she will inspire me to continue. She encouraged me to apply and even just writing down where I want to go and what project I think will be the most influential was a game-changer! I’m more motivated now about all projects, I have more energy and I feel a sense of purpose I’ve been looking for quite some time. I probably won’t win but this process alone is something I will use often to breathe life back into my passion. Thank you for being an advocate and happy anniversary. I wish I lived closer. #bealpha #womensupportingwomen #femalefilmmaker @sonyalpha #alphafemale #sony #sonyalpha #sundance #sundancelabs #georgia #dogmom #happyanniversary
"All of those negative (and false) perceptions of self weigh heavily on my spirit. I want to let them go. I want to hit the reset button and be cleared of these destructive words that I would never utter to another human being. That's how toxic negative beliefs are. But imagine - we've been carrying these self-destructive beliefs for years upon years. Self-violence is a crown I no longer want to bear upon my head (or inside of it.)" - Bethany Cherry @bethanyannecherry
I finally put my vision down on paper and owned what was inside me. "This process alone will bring you powerful change. By completing the application, going through the process of doing the heavy lifting thinking about who you are, what you need, and why you deserve it... this alone is one of the most POWERFUL processes you can walk through.
I've done this process several times over the last 20 yrs and every time our business sky rockets to a whole new level. Not because I won something but because I finally put my vision down on paper and owned what was inside me. I finally spoke my dream out loud so others could hear it.
By turning in the application, you've already won in so many ways. Take this momentum and be ready. Once you say your dream out loud, once you put it out there, your dream goes out and starts finding people." - @MeRaKoh #bealpha #sonyalpha #alphafemale
PS welcome to a snippet of my bloopers. I was the only one in the room and I could see myself to the side of the camera
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain
"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world." - #Matilda
& Roald Dahl
Sometimes you'll just be too much woman. Too smart, too beautiful, too strong, too much of something. That makes a man feel like less of a man, which will start making you feel like you have to be less of a woman. The biggest mistake you can make is removing jewels from your crown to make it easier for a man to carry. When this happens, I need you to understand, you do not need a smaller crown --- you need a man with bigger hands." - @kariann2424
"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining the soul, and you learn that love doesn't always mean leaning and company doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. And you begin to accept defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead, with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today, because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much so plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure, you really are strong, you really have worth, and learn, and you learn, with every good-bye, you learn." - Veronica A Shoffstall
“For a long time, psychologically, I never felt I was good enough. All the other editors I worked with were so sure of themselves; they were all so well spoken and loquacious. I could never talk like that.” -Michael Kahn (Steven Spielberg editor)
"Imagine how different your reality would be (and the reality of everyone surrounding you) if you woke up every morning certain of your own lovability and your critically important role on this planet. THAT's the kind of world I want to live in." - @arielleaimee
"You don't get to say who I am" - Rise Sister Rise & @folkandco
"I will not spend my lifetime trying to explain myself to others. I am confident in my path. I know my intentions and heart. I don't need to convince anyone. When you know your truth so deeply that it becomes a part of you, then you are truly free from the worlds evaluations." - @DanReynolds #danreynolds