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Road Trip To Wellington!

Last week, I was fortunate enough to have a wedding to photograph in Wellington! Since Sam is still here (although he’s going back to Melbourne today for a couple of weeks) we decided instead of flying, we would drive – and take our time.

Initially, I was a little flustered trying to get posts organised for the blog, and honestly became a little stressed because I realised this trip would interrupt my wedding system! You may have noticed it was a little quiet around here last week. I have made a commitment to write here regularly and it’s something I take seriously! But I realised this: I don’t want to rush what I write, or just slap something up because it’s a ‘blog’ day. I strive to write from my heart, and I want the content on my blog to be meaningful and special. After (unsuccessfully) trying to squeeze in a little work on our holiday, I took a step back, and asked myself…do I want to be present with Sam? Do I want to enjoy this mini-holiday without worrying?

The answer was yes and yes.

I have made the mistake before, to do something just because I’ve made that commitment to do it, but not really thinking about giving it my full attention and focus. I don’t want to do that here. It’s a hard balance to share meaningful content, on a regular basis. I love to blog and share my life, it helps that I’ve made the commitment to post 3 times weekly, because I constantly keep thinking of new things to write about!

I’m also learning it’s also okay to take a break, because inevitability when you do, you come back refreshed and better.

I hope you enjoy some iPhone snaps of our journey!

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7 years.

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Sam and I had our 7 year anniversary yesterday! I can hardly believe it’s been 7 years already. I remember when we were engaged at the tender ages of 20 and 21, lots of people were confused and asked us why we wanted to get married so young! But I think when you know, you know. I had a peace in my heart about Sam ever since we met. That isn’t to say it’s always been smooth sailing! But thankfully through every challenge, we have come out of stronger, and closer as a couple.

When we were driving south for a wedding last week, we played the question game (from my previous post). My love language is words of affirmation, so I LOVED question 22: ‘Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.’

Here’s a tiny glimpse of some of the qualities I love about my husband.

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To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This.

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Valentines Day is fast approaching! It’s not as bigger deal here as it is in the US… but I kind of like that there is a whole day devoted to love. However, on a day where there is a certain amount of commercial ‘pressure’, there are bound to be crushed expectations, and people who wish the day didn’t exist (reminding me of the anti-valentines party thrown by Jennifer Garners friend in the movie ‘Valentines Day’).

In light of all things love, I wanted to share a fascinating article I have just read. Titled: ‘To fall in love with anyone, do this‘. A rather large promise! The article is about a woman testing questions developed over 20 years ago by psychologist Arthur Aron to see if answering them with a partner/stranger could result in falling in love.

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