HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Man, I don't know about you, but it's been a bit of a rough week for me and I am very happy to welcome the weekend! I'm still housesitting until next Wednesday, but I'll be letting loose at a pool party with friends all day tomorrow, and then Dale is going to come over to spend time with me on Sunday...I'm very much looking forward to spending time with everyone that I love!
To tell you the truth, today's rainbow colored inspiration board wasn't a planned post. The idea just popped into my head the other night while I was exploring Pinterest, and after a minute or two, I was just hooked! I ended up spending most of the night collecting pretty photos of reds, blues, greens, oranges, yellows and purples, and I just couldn't resist pulling them all together in an inspiration board in the end. I have no idea if it's going to help anyone plan their wedding, to be honest, but I figured that it would bring a little bit of color and happiness into day, at the very least! I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it!
I know that I never say this, but I wanted to thank you so much for reading A Paper Proposal. Honestly, most of the time while writing this, I think that there's only a handful of people on the other end - most of which, in my immediate family. However, I think that's what makes blogging great, too, don't you? Communicating as though no one is listening keeps us genuine, in a way. We don't sit down to write every day thinking that we have a huge audience hanging on our every word like many writers do, which keeps our blog posts open, honest and authentic.
Writing here every day just makes me SO happy, and looking back at where I was a year ago with my work and career, being able to say that means pretty much everything. As much as I'd like to believe otherwise, I think that your job can easily become a huge part of who you are...whether you like it or not. This is going to sound dramatic, but a year ago, I was at the point where I hated my job so much, that I felt as though it was sucking the life right out of me. I came into work complaining about everything...the dumbest things would bother me and boil my blood, because it was much easier for me to focus on those silly annoyances than to confront the larger issue. I was angry, resentful and oh-so-bitter over things that I couldn't control, and I felt stuck in my unhappiness. I'm not proud of it, but I eventually got to the point where I was purposely bad at my job. I felt like I wasn't appreciated and I didn't have enough support, so I figured, if my superiors are going to put all of this responsibility on me without thinking twice about it, then I'll make them regret it. I was very open about my unhappiness there (as many of my coworkers were, too, if I'm being completely honest), and I practically begged to be laid off during my last few months there. I eventually got my wish, and it was one of the better things that has happened to me in my life. Absolutely terrifying at first, yes, but very exciting at the same time. Honestly, I can't even remember how it felt to be so angry all the time, and I can't say that I miss it one bit!
Anyway, I share this piece of my past with you guys, because I want you to know just how much A Paper Proposal means to me now, and how very much I appreciate all of your support. It's been nearly a year since I started working on A Paper Proposal, and I continue to be completely surprised whenever I get a thoughtful comment, an email from a bride or a shout out on Twitter...and I hope that feeling never goes away! Today's inspiration board is in celebration of that feeling of elation for me, and I wanted to share it with you guys!
I hope that you all have a great weekend, and again, thank you :)
Happy Rainbow Inspiration
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