"If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door." I ran across this quote on Facebook a few weeks ago and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about these words. For the last seven months, I had been praying for the same thing, every single night! 🙏🏻
After a few months, I starting losing hope and felt like my prayer was not being heard. A few days before this quote appeared, I came home from working late and broke down in tears! I remember saying, why would God put me in this situation...again, why me, why now, why hasn’t he answered my prayer, and why don’t good things happen to good people! 😢
A week after my breakdown and seeing this quote, things started beginning to change for the better. My prayer was not answered but amazing things happened that I thought were near to impossible for my situation. ☀️
I was reminded in that moment I needed more faith than fear and God has a magnificent plan for our lives and sometimes it’s a surprise and nothing we had planned. I was also reminded that just because God doesn’t answer, doesn’t mean he doesn’t care! 😇
Looking at what has happened in the last month, I realize God’s plan for me, just makes sense. His plan makes more sense than the plan I had hoped for. I’m excited I have a new boss, that I’m apart of a new team made up of smart, amazing, and empowering women, and that I’ll be continuing to work and support the college students I’ve built relationships with over the last two years. ☺️
Pictured above is one of my favorite doors I found while exploring Italy. I love this picture because the door is closed and reminds me of the quote, “if it doesn’t open, it is not your door”. 🎉⠀⠀
If you get anything from this post, I hope you know God hasn’t forgotten you, God’s plan is magnificent, and sometimes God’s greatest gift is an answered prayer! #karamaephotography#nebraskaphotographer#authenticlovepresets#photooftheday#shootandshare#dailydoseofcolor#loveauthentic#exploringtheglobe#creativepreneur#canon#travelgram#travelwithme#traveladdict#travelbug#traveljunkie#traveltips#earth_portraits#travelawesome#travelphotography#liveauthentic#wonderful_places#adventurevisuals#instatravel#triptipedia
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Slides & sweaters. First day of spring. 🌤
📸: My 3 year old.
It hit 42° today & it felt like 75°! That’s what being a Minnesotan is like! 🌟 So refreshing to feel the sun & some warmth this week! You can see beauty anywhere if you just choose to look for it. 🌱 Just like with these two & their giddy love — so dang beautiful.
I entered several images in several categories into a HUGE nationwide photo contest that I found a few months ago.
I am honored to have the images here make it to into the top 30% and above, out of almost 600K total images in the contest. (swipe to see all meriting images)
Thank you to all my amazing clients for entrusting your memories to me! and Shoot & Share for all that goes in to this contest!
Wine + engagement photos equals the perfect combination 🌿 So can’t wait for Holly and Isaac’s wedding this year! #amberjeanphotography
1 1927 minutes ago
Hey there mama! I am so excited to tell you CONGRATULATIONS! You have won mom of the year! Don't believe me? Ask your kiddos. They're the only vote that matters.
Not the lady in the grocery store eyeing your formula purchase. Not the other moms at work telling you how to sleep train. Not the stranger on the street.
And you know who really doesn't have a vote? Your inner voice. The one that tells you you couldn't possibly be mom of the year because you lost your cool and yelled at your 4 year old, or the one that tells you to feel bad for putting on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse at the end of the day, or the one that tells you to stay up all night researching all your biggest fears. That voice does not have a say in how good of a mom you are. You are amazing & strong & crushing this whole mom thing.
So go hug your little (or not so little) ones. Tell them thanks for making you the best mama ever. It's all thanks to them of course. 😘
1 928 minutes ago
“I CAN’T __________”
How many times a day do you say that to yourself or the people you love?
I can’t, I’m too busy.
I can’t take pictures as good as her.
There’s no way I can make 6-figures as a creative business owner.
I can’t work less, I have too much to do.
I can’t go to the gym, I’m too sore or tired and I don’t have time!
I can’t figure it out.
Fill in the blank.
ACTUALLY? YOU CAN.
Every skill in business, and in life, is learned. You can MAKE time for your friends and family and yourself. You can become more focused and efficient in your work day so that your busy excuse no longer holds weight. You CAN make six figures. You CAN take a month off if you want to. You CAN take pictures as good as her. You ARE good enough. .
This is what I’ve noticed over the last 6-7 years of running my own business…
Every belief we hold about ourselves, your businesses, our lives, is a LIMITING belief if you keep telling yourself you CAN’T. Those beliefs don’t belong in your head!! And neither do the people spewing those lies to you. Because what got you here (where you are right now in your life and business) won’t get you THERE (wherever it is you want to GO). Take your limiting beliefs and turn them into LIMITLESS BELIEFS. We talked a LOT about this at the Move Mountains Retreat (ps we opened up the waitlist today at the link my profile) and it was POWERFUL.
“I’d love to go to lunch, maybe not this week but let me check my schedule for next.”
“I will take pictures as good as her, and I’m committed to practicing and learning until I’m proud of my work. She started exactly where I started, which means I’m just as capable as her.”
“I am 100% committed to making the amount of money I want to make and because I know others in my industry have achieved the income goals I desire, I know it’s possible for me too.”
There are thousands of ways we can take our limiting beliefs and make them limited, and at the end of the day, I simply want you to remember this.
Whatever you think you can’t do?...
ACTUALLY, YOU CAN.
Tag a friend that you believe in below!
7 3730 minutes ago
Me: can you take my picture ?
Me: you better get the right angle
You: okay 👌🏼
2 2830 minutes ago
Tonight is Becks first game of the season🤗❤️⚾️ this is my favorite time of year! I love watching Beck doing something he's passionate about. Go get 'em bud!