weighing options and choosing paths {a little update}

{image (c) jessica burke, styling & florals by lovely little details}

i am writing this late in the evening on wednesday from the guest bedroom of my lovely bride’s family’s house just outside of seattle. we had a wonderful site visit today and i spent the afternoon with the bride and her sister, followed by an evening crowded with her entire family around the kitchen, chatting and getting to know each other. i’m telling you - this family makes me remember why i love my job so much. they are the sweetest people and they wouldn’t even have thought of me staying in a hotel for my quick in-and-out site visit - they insisted that i stay with them, like family. but more on these wonderful people will come soon, i promise!

i feel like owe you a tiny bit of an update, as a few weeks ago i alluded to something pretty big going on over in LLD land (no, not the baby bump kind of big). a few months back, a publisher reached out to me to write and create the content for a book they wanted me to do. i immediately jumped at the chance and enlisted one of my absolute favorite photographers, jessica burke, to take all of the pictures {the picture at the top of today’s post is a little sneak of some projects we’ll be posting in the next few weeks}. without getting in to too much detail, in the end, as exciting and amazing as the opportunity sounded, i decided to turn it down. as a full-time small business owner, every single decision i make impacts not just me, but my husband, my clients, both present and future, and lovely little details as a whole. sometimes the road less traveled is not necessarily the popular route to take, but you end up discovering something beautiful off the beaten path. and who knows what else you might find along the way? i’m willing to take my chances :)

stay tuned for a weekly installment of some pretty projects jessica and i put together. until then, i’ll be enjoying my last few hours in seattle before heading back to SF for a few more to-dos before our trip :)

  • Steph | bubblerock says on May 3, 2012 Reply

    Your path is maybe not the most taken or chosen but it makes your journey such a wonderful, meaningful one. I trust that the future will be full of amazing adventures and pretty projects and the fact that you know what is most important: your family, friends and your clients show once again that you are what makes the best people in this world and you will be going from successes to successes.
    I cannot wait to see what you have to offer to us all, and I feel very much on that same kind of path right now. Wanting to say yet to everything but learning to turn down so that I can full concentrate on what I have at hand.
    Go Jacin!!! I will be following every step of the way!

  • Good for you! Being able to weigh options, make choices, and live with those choices is a huge part of being alive. All the best!

  • Kiele Gregoire says on May 3, 2012 Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this. It reminds us all that it is OKAY and THE BEST CHOICE, to do what is right for you even when it doesn’t seen to make sense, or isn’t the most popular path. This means you will come across different, better for you opportunities when the time is right and the successes that will come from that are endless. Good for you for going with your gut and not forcing anything. You will be so much better for it! Congrats to you and I cannot wait to see what comes next!

  • Krystal (A Pinch of Lovely) says on May 3, 2012 Reply

    You have will have more wonderful opportunities in your future, I have no doubt! Just wanted to tell you that you’re doing an amazing job, and I love following along the journey with you!

  • Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! says on May 3, 2012 Reply

    What a great visit it sounds! And super exciting news, congratulations!

  • Jessica T says on May 3, 2012 Reply

    So exciting!!!

  • Leslie says on May 3, 2012 Reply

    It’s always difficult to make these decisions. Sounds like you are on the path that’s right for you and your family :) Whatever choice you make will be the right one!


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