Apr
24

Britt’s Fav’s: My Best Friend & Other Randoms

Categories: Personal.

I haven’t done a Good Stuff post in a while, but I have an idea cooking up for a fun Good Stuff giveaway here in the next month or so. Until then, I think it’s worth sharing the good stuff that has made my heart full lately…

My love. My better half. My best friend. My go-to supporter.
It’s been hard being away from Dustin while he’s been out of state for work. We’d done it for so long before that I thought it would be okay. It’s manageable, but it’s not really okay. I miss him constantly, but even more than I miss him, I try to keep things in perspective and appreciate the sacrifices that he makes for our family and our future. I’m also endlessly appreciative of his support for my work and business. Having him home this past weekend was so nice…it was like a little taste of normalcy and I needed that. I miss cooking dinner in the evenings, working around the farm together, and spending quality time with Landon and the dogs. It always breaks my heart to see him go, but it just means we’re that much closer to him being back home again soon.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Books
I love to read but always struggle with finding a balance and the time in my day-to-day life. Lately my Nook book wish list has been growing at the fastest rate…ever haha. There are SO many books I want to read, and when it comes time to download a new one, I never know where to start first! Some of the books on my list? The Happiness Project, The Fault in Our Stars, Unbroken, A Dog’s Purpose, The E-Myth Revisited, 48 Days to the Work You Love, Seriously…I’m Kidding, Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, Purple Cow, EntreLeadership. Which do I read next?Giuliana & Bill
Okay, don’t judge, but I love Giuliana and Bill Rancic. If you don’t know who they are, Giuliana is an E! celebrity coorespondent person, I guess you’d call her, and Bill Rancic is a businessman and motivational speaker who won the first season of The Apprentice. I’ve always thought they were such a sweet and relateabale couple, but I particularly love Giuliana on Fashion Police, and then I’ve also started seriously watching their show on The Style Network, and it’s been super powerful to see Giuliana go through infertility, breast cancer, and now to finally be expecting a baby via gestational carrier. I just love real stories about good people facing difficult life challenges and how keeping a good outlook and positive attitude can get you far.

Lemonade & Lenses
L&L is a blog turned magazine for photographers run and managed by Lexi Vornberg. They just published their May issue, their 2nd issue to be available in print, and May’s focus was on weddings. It’s a small victory but I’m so excited and really flattered not only that one of my images was an Honorable Mention out of over 550 images for the cover, but that they chose 3 of my images to adorn the inside pages…two ring shots and a bouquet! This May issue was full of lots of good information and inspiration, so head on over to the website to purchase your digital copy.

Growth and Humility
I’m so proud of how my business has grown since the beginning of the year, and I can’t wait to see where I’m at as 2013 approaches. But this year has taught me a lot about high high’s and low low’s. I’ve always believed it’s important to be humble and that a quiet confidence is the best kind of confidence. So I’m making the most of 2012 to learn, gain experience, stumble here and there, be scared a lot, and take risks, all the while know that there’s always going to be high’s and low’s.

One Comment Sweet As Tea

  1. I LOVED reading this post, Britt. It’s really warm and fuzzy and such a wonderful peek at you and your heart and what makes you tick. You are inspiring so much to do the same on my blog and I love you for that!!! I’m a big book reader too but I can never seem to find the time… wonder why. ;) But I’ve got a small stack (I don’t have an iPad yet, but hopefully soon) for books I’m taking down to Florida. The Happiness Project is among them. I’m really interested in one of the titles you mentioned: 48 Days to the Work You Love. I think I’m going to have to pick that one up too :) You have done so much growing this year and you still have so much more to go! 2012 isn’t over and 2013 is just around the corner. So much time still for BIG things to happen! And I know they will. Because you are amazing and incredible at what you do!! xoxo

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