I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this post for a couple weeks. I am so far behind and I though, maybe I’ll just keep blogging about pretty shiny weddings and not tell anyone. After all, then you guys wouldn’t have to know that I feel like I’m cheating on my business. That the reason I’m not blogging and (even though you can’t see it) our apartment is a disaster zone isn’t because I’m slacking off.

But that’s not fair. I can’t just show you the pretty stuff and leave out the hard. Because I don’t like it when people do that to me. Honesty ya’ll, it’s the best policy.

So here it goes: I got a job.

I got a job working in retail.

I got a job working in retail because we’re saving up for a down payment on a house.


Yes. Phew. The truth, it feels good.

And while I waffled over this for weeks and weeks and finally drove my husband nuts, I don’t feel guilty any more. Because I did what needed to be done. And I got the advice of some very good people from WDS who said that same thing. Here’s the thing. By getting this retail gig, not only am getting us closer to our goals sooner (house! travel!), I’m also able to reinvest my business money back in my business without feeling guilty. Because that guilt will kill you.

So, I’m sorry if I don’t blog as often for the next few months (although I have ton of beautiful work to show you). I’m sorry if I take a little longer to get back to your emails or they come at random hours of the day and night. I’m back to juggling two gigs. I’m still going to try to blog once or twice a week, but I make no promises.

In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful photo I took of Chicago.

Chicago Boat Tour