My valentine… we’ve been writing our crazy story for a little over 10 years now and every year truly is a surprise in the making. thanks for running with my crazy ideas and giving me permission to push us and grow our family and business in the ways we have together! i am indeed a better person because of you, my #rideordie :-) love you babes, charlie
Sometimes situations feel so overwhelming and we aren’t prepared that we get crushed.
in the moment of pain, we are so focused on the impending pain that we become completely contained inside of the moment of, what feels like crushing defeat. anyone relate? 🤷🏽♂️✋🏽🙋🏽♂️
the crazy thing is that no situation, in and of itself, is defeating or even propelling. it’s just a situation. what makes the change is the focus coupled with how we choose to feel about it.
i know you’ve seen those people...they go through the exact same experience you are going through and it seems like, not only did it not hurt them, they experience growth throughout the process and seem like they may even enjoy it!! who are they???
some people stand in a snow storm with their arms wide open, face to the sky and couldn’t be happier. others stand in the same snow, same night, same clothing and couldn’t be more grumpy because “it’s so cold!” or “i am over this snow!!l” or the ever famous “man, the roads are gonna be a mess because people are idiots in the snow!!” any of those sound familiar? so what will be a major determiner of the outcome of the situations we encounter? the following 3 completely controllable functions:
1. where you place your focus in the situation
2. how you choose to feel about it.
3. what you choose to do in light of those two things!
happy monday friends! it’s a cold and beautiful snow globe out today here in ohio!! #motivationmonday#getafterit#snowglobe#shotoniphone#lightroommobile
Working on my vision stuff today and setting some big goals for the next year! what do you do to push yourself? in business? in relationships? how do you envision and then execute the plans to get the life you dream of? most of our goals are not financial although those are a necessity as well! what’s on your board or are you just hoping and wishing? #entrepreneur#goalsetting#visionboard
For my #dylanfrancesca on her 5th birthday
you are one of my great truths
you are a source of constant joy and laughter
you are excitable and emotional
you are your brother’s first and best friend (#thelittles)
you are your mommy’s happy surprise
you are strong and independent
you don’t quit and you work thru things with grace
you inspire happiness everywhere you go
your are equal parts princess and tough badass
you are designed to do beautiful and meaningful things
you are my little love
you make me happy
your daddy loves you!
happy birthday my love, i feel privileged to be your dad and watch you grow!
Travis and danielle’s love story now has some new artwork to grace the walls of the home they’re building! a 50x20 show stopper on #bumblejaxprintlab dibond satin prints makes for the most stunning display!!
When your sister reads her speech on your wedding day, and pretty much makes every one laugh and cry! #blessedmoments#cherished anyone else up for a good cry when watching people love openly? it always gets to me!! what’s one of the parts of a wedding you always love seeing/hearing?? #gaywedding#lovequotes#lovestory
Getting more of our very special and small wedding calendar filled out as engagement time is upon us so i’ll be posting a bit more wedding work over the next few weeks and gah.... i have such amazing clients to brag on!! @sarahperrywise and @weberew were one of our #diblasiocouples last year (newhashtag who dis!!) and i wish they would get married every year just so we could spend time with all their friends and family and celebrate life!! they had planned a stunning #blacktiewedding at the #cuyahogacountycourthouse which also meant some time to do photos in and around cleveland! i loved this part of their day so much as we captured moments of their still and patient love in the midst of the swirling and busy city life! it was so magical and these photos take me right back!!
There is something so special to me about living in and repairing this old house... 150+ years of life have been put into her, and making our home somewhere that someone built to last so long is so fulfilling to me.. she’s a big ole girl and has some definite “old house” c**p to deal with. but i wouldn’t rather put our effort into anywhere else! what’s been your favorite place you’ve lived and why?
comment below with a ❤️ and a #favoritehouse memory!
Monday work.. i’m back at the gym squatting. checking in bc sometimes i see myself in a mirror and i’m like “that mirror makes me look small.” i don’t know if feeling big ever goes away, but maybe someday he will be able to look at himself in a mirror and just see what he looks like, not judge what he’s worth. #leadbyexample#morethanme#adventuresofgavyn
Some wise words from one of the systems coaches who works with the @ohiostatefb buckeyes @tbriankight#dmgb#dothework “the simple skill of persistence is continuing to put in effort despite doubts, disappointments, and setbacks to achieve an objective that has to be earned, but is never guaranteed.
even if the paths were guaranteed and the timelines were exactly right, people would still struggle with the persistence to just stay the course and do the work. let alone the persistence to stay the course and do the work with no guarantee which stage is coming, how long it will last, and if you’ll reach your ultimate objective.
funny thing about persistence, only those with enough of it and good enough at it will ever find out. everyone else just tells stories about what might have been.”
let’s do this 2019. persistence and practiced patience for the winning disciplines!