After a ripe ol' quarter of a century spent on this planet, I think Amanda may have figured out the secret to living a fulfilled life ... choose happy. That's what she said. She looked out of her bedroom window one day, at the brightest blue sky she'd ever seen. In that moment, she made a decision to choose happy, and it changed her life forever.
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A bright light in your headphones. ThatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s the best way I can describe todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s episode. Amanda is a wedding photographer, mother of 3, and chooser of happy. She shares her story of learning to choose happy and choosing a small, tiny condo and an amazing life rather than settling for good enough. We talk balance, burnout, and the stress of people-pleasing. And this badass mama gets real about the struggles of raising three beautiful girls while growing her business.
It's not that I want grit to have a bad rep. Grit is pretty fucking awesome. But I think we all look better when we're illuminated by our truth. So, I want to tell you the truth about grit. I want to tell you what it is, but more importantly, what it is not. Because the truth is, grit isn't pretty. But grit in action is unstoppable.
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In this episode, I share the story behind the title of the podcast and focus explicitly on the word GRIT! I share my own personal definition of grit for todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s girlboss and talk about what exactly grit is and is not.
Our greatest life is just on the other side of fear. Living an authentic life takes guts. It takes courage. Growing and running a business that reflects your most authentic life is even scarier. I'm so thankful for amazing human beings like Caroline who are leading the way and inspiring us through her most authentic story and self.
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CarolineÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s story begins back in college, as your typical overachiever. Caroline shares her super relatable story of going down her original career path and making all of these decisions because itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s what others wanted her to do. Her story evolves from wanting to become a doctor, because she simply wanted other people to think she was smart, to today, an artist, working for herself, running her own business, and living her most authentic life that continues to evolve.
Sometimes our truths crush us. But sometimes it's the weight of the truth that's unbearable. And the most interesting part? Sometimes our greatest truths manifest themselves as these made-up lies to hide the truth. It's about the get real ...WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:
In this episode, I talk about the crushing weight of the guilt of our truths ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ the guilt we place upon our hearts for our big, scary truths. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s debilitating. I open up and share about my own personal struggles with the truths of my wedding month and honeymoon, and I share how we can best overcome this guilt ... because we're not alone in the soul-crushing weight of our truths.