Tuesday, April 12

One Particular Harbor

I am one day away from traveling to the Keys for my first "real" vacation sinc my honeymoon. To say I am jumping out of my skin with excitement would be a vast understatement. I am so looking foward to spending time with Parker, great friends and getting some wonderful inspiration to push me through the rest of this fabulous year! These last six months have been pretty amazing. I've been busy, busy; this last week in particular. Day-to-day work, a photoshoot last Monday with this amazing gal {and this one and this one}, a couple of projects unrelated to business, but none-the-less, work, work, work. I am so unabashedly grateful and am so happy with where I've come since November. I have amazing clients, I'm doing my heart's work and things are moving right along. However, with the day to day busyness, I have been staying on a particular course and haven't truly stepped out of my comfort zone.

If there's anything I've learned from my time at MTH, it's introspection. I've really been giving thought to where I want to be/go/do as a person and as an entity. I've been meeting with inspiring people and working on inspiring projects, yet one thing that has occurred to me is that I'm still setting boundaries for myself and for my work. Putting "what I do" into a neat little box and an elevator speech that could perfectly describe "me" in 30 seconds or less. So, about a month ago I said yes to a project that has taken me so far out of my boundaries, I'm basically off the map. A great friend asked me to create her wedding veil.

I consider myself to be an all around "crafty" person and create the majority of the elements associated with projects I contribute to, but this was on another level.With it being such a special project for such a special person, it didn't matter that I had 85% no idea what I was doing. I had 15% behind me and the knowledge that I was going to make.it.work. And I did. I finished the project last night and could almost weep for joy {if I wasn't so exhausted and could summon the tears, I would}. The result has exceeded my expectations beyond my wildest dreams and ignited in me a new passion and lust for creation.

I get on a plane tomorrow night to hand deliver my labor of love and cannot wait to share it with this sweet bride. I am overjoyed to be able to contribute to such a special part of her wedding day and am so honored that she trusted me with such a great task.* I can't wait to stand at the southernmost point and toast to a beautiful sunset and to new beginnings.

*Editor's note: Ash, you're going to die! It's amazing and I can't wait to see your pretty face on Thursday. Happy Wedding Week!


  1. So proud of you and I love it that so much has changed since MTH back in November. It is exciting to see your business take off and to see you spread your wings. Keep up the good work and stay true to yourself, your life work and your giftedness!

  2. So, so proud of you. Can't WAIT to see what unfolds for you this year because I know it's going to be amazing, huge and purely you. LOVE to infinity.