Spring is in the air and the sun is rising earlier which means itâ€™s been easier to get out of bed in the morning. Joey and I have been taking Rocky on longer walks and Iâ€™ve been getting to the office feeling more relaxed, even though this has quite possibly been the busiest month Iâ€™ve ever had work-wise.
Iâ€™m the first to say that being â€œbusyâ€ isnâ€™t good â€” life is meant to be enjoyed and Iâ€™ve been through enough ups and downs to know that work and belongings come and go but relationships are what matter most. But, it is what it is and Iâ€™m thankfully working on the most fulfilling mix of projects of my career so itâ€™s all about finding that sometimes tricky balance for now.
Since Iâ€™ve been in the office a lot, Iâ€™m constantly looking for easy ways to spice it up and add new visual interest. This week I revamped the inspiration board and as youâ€™ve gathered, Iâ€™m having a serious love affair at the moment with white tulips. I also just used a gift certificate leftover from Christmas and ordered this marble tray.
I buy a lot less clothing these days but just found an affordable Spring-worthy jacket that Iâ€™m loving. I know itâ€™s hard to see in the photo because Iâ€™m wearing a black shirt under it (haha) but itâ€™s perfect for a simple work look so I thought Iâ€™d share!
When work picks up and life feels a bit chaotic, it can be hard to make time to focus on your own internal projects so Iâ€™ve been carving time out on the weekends to sit in my office with email turned off, reworking things that make me feel more prepared and confident to grow as a designer. A recent project was revamping the Branch media kit and then, in 2 weeks the site is undergoing a refresh.
Iâ€™m signing off to finish up some projects and head home early today so I hope you have a great weekend ahead.
P.S. The new issue of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine featuring my vow renewal with Joey is now available for pre-sale and Iâ€™ll be sharing the first set of photos next week â€” finally! 😉
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