“Arrivederci!” “Arrivederla!” “Ciao!” “Addio!” “Stai attento” “Buongiorno” “A dopo” . I love how Italians say goodbye in so many ways. Today I’ll use “A presto” because I know I will. Ciao Italia, I love you with my heart.
Saying goodbye is never easy. It usually takes me a week or so to find my equilibrium after my new sisters and brothers leave and return to their homes all over the globe after a workshop. I ground myself by remembering the wonder of we created together and whisper to myself that it will continue to exist, uniting our hearts as we go back to our communities. Empowered by love, we are never alone, and knowing that encourages me to keep seeking, and finding and loving even though I have to say goodbye. . . iPhone photo by @alexandraknightphotography of our group flower meditation that we created in the middle of a torrential Tuscan downpour, celebrating the healing power of love and community.
Excited to be speaking at @campwed this year! It’s going to be a wonderful, community building time, and you’re invited to come! . There are just a few spots remaining at this amazing retreat for wedding industry creatives! The last few spots will go on sale Tuesday, June 12 at 10am (CST). This is your chance to stay at the one-of-a-kind Camp Wandawega as you retreat with like-minded creatives from all over the US! Be inspired during the workshops, enjoy dinner under the stars, and explore camp on a bike, canoe, or as you dream away in a hammock. It is sure to be an experience full of magic and memories. Join me at Camp Wed this September 11-13 - for more information, visit campwed.org. @campwed @cherrybevents @onefinedayproductions @spoonflower #smallbusiness #creativebusiness #creativepreneur #girlboss #thatsdarling #calledtobecreative #theeverygirl #communityovercompetition #creativebiz #youbelong #creativityfound #liveauthentic #makeithappen #pursuepretty #escape #happycamper Photo by @lexiafrankphoto
Today we explored beautiful Firenze, running last minute workshop errands, eating spaghetti and adjusting to the new time zone. I found myself close to tears often, which was a combination of sadness over the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain we heard this morning, jet lag, and the sheer and intense wonder of this place... and I (again) sit with the reality of how complex life is. Grief and joy and exhaustion and exhilaration, all at once. Today I want to hug my loved ones tight, I want you to know that you are so loved, and life is worth living. If you are struggling with depression please don’t stay silent, talk to someone right away, you don’t have to be in this fight alone. I love you, the world needs you, and there’s a path and plan that is more beautiful than you could ever imagine coming for you. Let’s keep moving toward the light that is Love, it’s always there and always ready for us when we do.
I am so excited to be hitting the great city of New Orleans September 9-10, for a glorious two-days teaching, meditating and creating floral beauty with Fat Cat Flowers at a hands-on floral workshop. Learn more from @fatcatflowers or by clicking on the link in my profile to check it out on my website under he “Guest Teaching” section! . Photo by @kimbranaganphoto at the @magnoliarouge workshop