Getting busy…slowing down.

I know I’m going into one of the busiest seasons of my life and I’m really excited. Well, If you would’ve asked me last night my answer would have been more along the lines of being overwhelmed but today, I really felt like something has changed in me. It’s been an intense couple of months. My friends Ryan and Brianna Morrison had sextuplets! Six beautiful babies that grabbed a hold of my heart from the moment I laid eyes on them. It’s been so painful to let 5 go. My heart and love for Ryan, Brianna and Sylas grows every day. I desperately want to help them and I wish I could do more.

On top of that, so much has happened in my own family and crisis with some of my closest friends…nothing could have prepared me. AND truthfully, I wasn’t prepared. Photography has boomed on top of everything else and as thankful as I am, it’s been overwhelming…until today. I went out last night with some close girlfriends and they spend the whole evening listening, encouraging me and speaking truth into my life. Today I feel lighter; ready to jump into the exciting season of weddings ahead of me.

I love what I do and I know I’m good at what I I’m excited do it! You get to enjoy the ride and watch every week as more pictures appear capturing families, love affairs, emotions and more! I love blogging for that very reason…immediate gratification!

So, I think the moral of the story is: I’m getting busier but inside, I’m slowing down. Taking long, deep breaths, rolling on the floor laughing with Adriah, going on dates with Matt, spending time with friends and stopping work to take needed breaks…even when I have so much more to do.

Life is good! Sometimes we just need friends to remind us just how good it is. Thanks girls!

Arika - July 31, 2007 - 12:00 pm


Thank you for sharing and being so personal and vulnerable. You’re in my thoughts and prayers!

love ya,
Arika and Haddie

Cathy - August 1, 2007 - 9:21 pm

You have such a great gift. Everytime I come to your sight, I see it again. Thanks for sharing. I so understand the need to have that anchoring in your life that keeps you on an even keel while the activities of the day pull you into the fast moving current. It’s fun for a while, but it’s also nice to come into port and rest with those things that are important. Keep on keeping on…your gift is making a difference in lives!

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