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six {6} months

time flies. it absolutely does. apparently we have been married for 6 months already. WHAT?! i haven’t even taken the time to recap our WEDDING, must less everything incredible that’s happened since then.

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we’ve been to Mexico, we’ve been to Hawaii. we’ve scuba dived in the ocean. we’ve ridden bikes down a volcano on an island. we’ve worked out and laughed and cried and learned more about communication. so much about communication, that is something we will always work towards succeeding at.  each day I feel like we get better. we are both independent, strong-willed individuals and we can butt heads when we’re passionate. but that’s made for the best conversations, ever. the long hours / bottles of wine / candles-burning-conversation that i hope every couple gets to have.

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we’ve charted out a good chunk of the next couple years and surprisingly find ourselves living in my parents basement for a little bit of time while we’re in limbo. we have the world at our fingertips and I feel like we’re about to take off.

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no one told me it was going to be this good. and if they did? I wouldn’t have believed them.

Brett, you are my favorite adventurer, my teammate… I am incredibly head over heels for you boy.

all my love,

ejhw

4all images by Ash & James Photography

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knowledge really is power.

Many years ago my father turned me on to the idea of watching a single TED video a day.  What’s a TED video you ask?  TED videos are ideas worth spreading.  Five, ten, sometimes twenty-minute videos showcasing someone average standing in front of an audience, sometimes showing slides, talking about a topic that they are head over heels passionate about.  They are riveting talks about remarkable people, free to the world.  Many years ago I started to watch these videos, everything from extreme swimming with the world’s most dangerous jellyfish to flying robots.  Every time I watch a TED video, I feel empowered.  A little bit smarter.  A tad more intelligent.

 

And more than that, I get excited all over again about this amazing world we live in.  About how that saying :you can do anything you put your mind to: is SO freaking true!  The world is our oyster!  I now have the TED app on my iPhone, iPad, and bookmarked as a favorite site on my Pro.  If you can find one ten-minute segment out of each day, to enlighten yourself and take in a passionate talk about something, anything, you will be become a better, more informed person.  I swear.

 

Today’s TED talk was hilarious.  And sometimes they are.  Not only do I get to learn something, but I get to laugh-out-loud, too?  Sign me up.

Take 9 minutes and 15 seconds out of your day to watch.

I hope you enjoy it – you can thank me later.  xo

 

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