Frivolous: playful, lighthearted, trivial; the little things in life that should be savored.

Highlight of the week: It's got to be attending ShowIt United in my home town! I speak at a number of photography conferences every year but they usually involve packing, saying goodbye to Dixie, boarding an airplane, Face-timing Dixie, and sleeping in an uncomfortable hotel bed. But this conference was different. It was only a 15 minute drive from my house and I came home to my sweet pup every night! The conference was incredible and I can't thank ShowIt enough for the invitation to speak on the topic of developing a successful associate photographer program. If you missed it, don't worry -- I've got a blog post just for you coming soon!

Yes, I did this:
1 -- Put up two friends who flew in for the conference last minute in my guest room when they realized they booked their hotel room for the wrong WEEK! Whoopsies! It ended up being such a happy accident and blessing to have them in my home.
2 -- Realized I didn't have anything to wear to my high school reunion two days before it took place. Rent The Runway to the rescue!
3 -- Determined to finally tell my eye doctor how inappropriate it is to keep patients waiting for over an hour every single time they come in, then caved once again when he charmed me with his jolly Indian accent.

Celebrating: Fall has finally arrived in Arizona! I wore boots for the first time, am opening my windows in the evenings, and am having a hard time getting out of my cozy bed in the mornings. Pure bliss!

I'm a part of a business book club with a group of entrepreneurial ladies from different industries who live throughout the country. We meet up on Google Hangouts every two months or so to discuss a book and share how we are applying the knowledge we glean from it to our businesses and lives. Not only is it great accountability for reading the business books I know will push me forward, but I glean so much from each woman's insight and from sharing our journeys with one another. We just wrapped up David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. You can read my review of it here if you'd like!

Feeling Blessed: I was able to connect with so many dear photographer friends who came in from out of town for United this week. This industry is saturated and competitive. But it is also full of people who are authentically open, generous, kind, and truly the cream of the crop. I am so blessed by the friendships I have found in this community and I'm so proud of my friends who use their platform to speak and lead with a heart of service and love for others.
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