a friday reminder

I've been thinking a lot lately about how to get where I want to go. In life, I mean. I feel very much in transition right now, and rightfully so, I suppose. Newly married, in a cute + cozy apartment but dreaming about someday restoring a forever home. Newly self-employed "for real", but not quite at the level of resources + time to pursue those wild creative dreams bubbling in the back of my brain. I get so caught up in planning, list-making and trying to figure out how to make all the things happen that I want to make happen. And I realized this morning as I drove home after dropping kids off at school (I picked up a little chauffeur side job for some extra cash!), as I wound my way down a narrow country road bordered by trees displaying their fall coats and fields coated in a thin layer of frost, that God has been slowly and gently revealing a pretty Huge Truth to me over the past few weeks (perhaps even months?) about how to get where I'm going.

Love.

Love does things. It's so easy to feel like we need to strive, do, be, conquer, when really it boils down to something so much simpler. All we need to do to do everything we ever dream of is love. Give love, be love, allow ourselves to receive love. And the rest, my friends, will surely come together. I truly believe it.

Caitlin, the sweet soul behind Caitlin Sullivan Photography (she helped photograph my wedding and I fell in love with her spirit and her work) recently posted this on her blog, and it really resonated with me:

 

"Some think you need to work your ass off in your business or workplace to get ahead in life. I think you need to love your heart out to be exactly where you should be. Everything else will fall into place."

 

So I'm resting in that today. Breathe it all in, love it all out.

Happy weekend, sweet friends! XO!