Friday, August 17, 2012

on finding my thing


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First of all, finding my thing... it wasn't easy.  Lots of trial and error.  But I can safely say.  It's here!  I found it!  ha... and I'm 28.  So love all of the questions if you're still searching ... I had fun doing that.  and some not so fun times too.  point is, enjoy it.

also doing my thing better than anyone else?  i've always hated the word best.  i say it, but try to shy from it.  I am doing MY thing the best.  because it's mine. it's me.  and there's only one me.  there's only one you too.  unique as our thumbprint.  so let's just be us.  

Life has been sort of surreal for me lately as I hinted yesterday.  I'm bubbling up with gratefulness, and wanted to take a moment to pen (errr, type) down just that.  Even in the midst of this busy season.

Right after I posted this in late november, sweet lynzy hired me to be her wedding planner.  Thank you so dearly Lynzy.  You were one of the first outside of fam and friends to really believe in me.  I also feel honored to now consider her a friend.   Nine months have gone by, and in under two months I'll be heading to Massachusetts for her gorgeous fall wedding.  Someone pinch me.

Since opening up, I have been incredibly grateful to have brides like Lynzy.  Girls that tell me regularly and so sincerely - thank you.  (may we never forget the power of those two words - life giving)!  My intention with this business was never to have a million brides a year, but relationships with each one of them.  It may sound crazy to you, but by the wedding date I want to know them so well we are like friends that are like family.    And lately it's been like bits of manna from heaven from them... each one just out of the blue telling me thank you ... and one of the biggest compliments too "I trust you completely".  We all know I'm a pile of mush - but the trust thing gets me teary every time.
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Do I sound like I'm bragging?  I hope not.  I really just hope to inspire others to do what they feel led and called to do.  I never felt this contentment when I was teaching (maybe no new teachers do) or working in cardiac rehab.  Certainly times I felt like I had made a difference, something I have a great deep need for in a job.  And it might seem silly to you that working with weddings is making a difference, but it is.  Being chosen to be involved in their life at this pivotal time is an honor I am forever grateful for.  

I also just wanted to say thank you to those people who spurred my dream on.  My husband is my biggest and best cheerleader, my family, and of course my crazy talented friends who inspire me daily.  And all of my clients who saw some of that potential.  and each of you.  
THANK YOU.

Be nice and do good. 
xo
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33 comments:

  1. i echo all sentiments from my end too! it's such a blessing to have people who believe in you!! you're doing an amazing job pretty mama

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  2. I think being a wedding planner (or a teacher!) takes a special heart! You've definitely got it :)

    I think Adam may have already told JB, but congrats on baby Tuck! What a lucky kiddo!

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  3. This is why I love you. So inspirational and positive. You have an amazing outlook on life, and serve as a great example to people like me, who know their calling, yet, still have that fear of, will I be good at this? Can I do it? So, I thank you for the nudge. And I am beyond happy that you have found your calling, and are living it.

    XO, Katie

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  4. having you as my bridesmaid and wedding planner is the best of both worlds. thank you so much sarah for everything you have done so far. xoxo love you and see you in two weeks!

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  5. I love the end of the post...everyday is new.

    so very true..

    xoxo from Missouri

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  6. love love that last part. love you.

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  7. I've always loved that quote by Marianne Williamson. It's so true! It's so scary to believe that we have endless possibilities and are "powerful beyond measure". Keep on doing what you're doing and thanks so much for sharing it with all of us. Your grace and humilty and the prettiness you bring into the world is inspiring! xoxo

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  8. This is just what I needed to hear - thanks so much Sarah! And so happy you found your mission!

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  9. I struggled up until I was 26 to know what I wanted to do. I felt like I was the only one who really had no idea what path at all she was going down and finally went back to school for a teaching degree. I love it!

    But I've noticed that a lot of people who I thought had it together are now looking at different career directions or are a bit lost themselves. I admire people who are able to step away from a path they've started to go down and go after their dreams.

    You're very inspiring Sarah and those brides are lucky to have you!

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  10. This made my day! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  11. So happy for you that you found your thing :) I am definitely trying to figure out what mine is, but enjoying considering all of the amazing possibilities.

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  12. Sarah you are truly an inspiration. I'm so happy for you that you have so many wonderful things going on in your life right now, that you have found your thing and that you have been so successful with it. I hope one day to find my thing, of course sooner than later is appreciated but I'll take what I can get! :)

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  13. I LOVE this post. I just spent the last two years living in Spain and now that I'm back in America and looking for a job - I know I want to transition into wedding/party planning but still at that stage where I'm not quite sure how to do it. Regardless, this post and you following your dreams is such an inspiration!

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  15. Thank you for these words, I really needed them!

    You are so inspiring & are the best at being you & doing what you do. I can't wait for you to plan my wedding one day too <3

    So proud of all that you have accomplished, and all that good stuff in the future ;) !! excited for you.
    XO

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  16. This was extremely inspiring and exactly what I needed to hear right now, as I continue my job search! I really do want to find a job that I love... because it won't feel like "work" if I love it. I'm so glad that you've found it!!

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  17. So glad you found something you love, I bet it's a fabulous feeling.

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  18. I consider myself completely blessed to think I already know what I want to be doing when I graduate. I'm so happy that you've found your calling, it is the most important thing in the world to find "it" and dedicate your whole heart to doing "it" the best you can. The world needs people who are following their dreams and doing good, it would be a much better place if everyone did that. Life sounds like it has been pretty surreal for you lately (in the best way) and I couldn't think of a more deserving person. Never belittle what you do because you might not be directly saving someone's life or the world: it is important, it is more than enough. As I said, you only need to worry about doing YOUR thing not everyone else's. That was what you were placed on Earth to do, there are no small jobs. Keep doing your thing!

    P.S. I LOVE all of these graphics you've included. For some reason seeing quotes displayed beautifully makes them even MORE inspiring for me.

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  19. Sarah, I am beyond happy for you that you have found your thing and you are sharing your insights with us. You are always inspiring and a bright spark to my day :)

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  20. I am so happy for you and your success you duly deserve it.

    And i am still looking for my thing bit i think i might be getting nearer it: being a mum, wife and blogger oh and maybe an amateur photographer. Maybe i am finally gettin there.

    Such inspiring quotes, i am going to write some of these down :)

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  21. I am so happy for you and your success you duly deserve it.

    And i am still looking for my thing bit i think i might be getting nearer it: being a mum, wife and blogger oh and maybe an amateur photographer. Maybe i am finally gettin there.

    Such inspiring quotes, i am going to write some of these down :)

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  22. such true words...and yet so hard to believe for yourself...crazy, right?

    thanks for being honest (:

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  23. Beautiful post. I imagine that it is terribly refreshing when you find your niche!

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  24. Great post! I love so very many things and am trying to do ALL of them right now, even though it's driving me insane from stress! I hope that I'll understand what I'm truly supposed to do relatively soon.

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things

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  25. This was BEAUTIFUL, Sarah! I needed this post. Thank you. Love you girl!

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  26. I love this Sarah, needed it even. As Kurt & I wander through Israel trying to find out where we are called and how to serve and enjoy our lives...it can be so overwhelming. I am so very happy for you, and proud that you continue to ask the questions. It's so good :)

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  27. totally lovely - am very much trying to find my thing and appreciate your sharing how you found yours! it's so fun to watch you rise!

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  28. Great job Sarah! Its all so exciting for you. I agree. I am moving to London and BEYOND excited, but trying to figure out for me now what is next. I'm turning 31 this year and have just started doing my own events and now packing up again to see whats next but keeping my head up. Im excited for the journey. Congrats on your success!!!! xoxox

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  29. So beautifully said, and so inspiring Sarah! It's wonderful to see you shining in what you were MEANT to do!

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  30. You're so lucky to have found your passion. I'm glad that you're someone who didn't find it until you were 28. It gives me hope that I can still achieve mine!

    xo
    peacelovedecor.com

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  31. 1. I love Marianne Williamson
    2. I love phrases and such, I pin them constantly
    3. Your little internet corner is precious.

    xoxo

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