Wow. I can’t believe it’s November already! 2013 sure is flying by fast. Today I got into the business of arranging my schedule for the month and I have come to realize how incredibly packed my schedule will be until the end of the year! While work and an exciting new business venture (which I shall blog about soon! ) is taking up most of my life, I’m glad that in between, I get to go on awesome little trips that we, at work, fondly call workations.The urban dictionary’s definition of which is when you take time off of work in order to do more work. I know, it doesn’t really sound too appealing, but the change in scenery really is a destresser and one of my favourite perks of this job.
I really like the idea of travelling to pretty locations for FREE! (Using the words travel and free in a sentence are enough to get me majorly excited. Haha!) Not to mention, the FREE food (on this particular workation, the hotel had fridges where we could get our fill of unlimited sweets, Haagen dazs and Magnum included! Imagine my happiness..and ridiculous weight gain.) FREE accommodations and sometimes even FREE tours on our FREE days. Haha ( I obviously get a high from anything that begins with the word FREE ! Haha!)
While workations pack in tons of fun, from transit time to the actual wedding shoot, it still is a lot of hard work and faaaaaar from glamorous . (Although, sometimes our personal outtakes, like the photos on this entry make you think otherwise! Haha!) On most occasions, we lug around our heavy equipment on cliffs and hills under the heat of the sun (I get a tan almost every time! Haha) so we’d get that perfect shot at that perfect location. We also operate on the pressure to perform well, since our clients, some of whom become our friends, go the extra extra mile just so we could capture one the most important moments in their lives. More than the travel, I love the fact that we get to meet the nicest people at our wedding shoots. It really is a blessing to be part of a couple’s special day and at the same time, meet tons of interesting new people who are also involved in the whole fun process. I really am thankful to the Lord for all of these wonderful experiences. Lately, i’ve just been feeling wonderfully blessed by all the exciting things that are happening in this little girl’s life. It all really is by His grace alone! I boast in the fact that the Lord is simply wonderful and that He forgives, redeems and blesses us abundantly even if we don’t deserve it. I know in my heart that isn’t by my own strength and DEFINITELY NOT because of my “deeds” that I receive all of these blessings-that is why I am all the more in awe of His grace continually manifesting in my life. I continue to pray for mercy and not justice, because if God served me the latter, I really wouldn’t be experiencing everything that I’m blessed with today. God isn’t a genie who exists to grant all of our wishes if we’re “good” enough, but a God who desires us to just love Him, come back to Him when we falter and seek Him, whatever the circumstance.
I look again at my calendar, at the many exciting things to come and I am once again floored by His AMAZING, OUT OF THIS WORLD GRACE. :)
More instagrams from our Samui trip:
These photos were taken in May ( I know, I’m terrible at updating this blog! Haha) in Koh Samui. I loved the hotel’s quirky interiors, the round the clock unlimited ice cream, the authentic pad thai, the awesome couples we got to work with and our fun 12 hour layover in Singapore. I had such a fun time shooting and editing this wedding! If you want to check out the outcome of our little labor of love, click HERE. More workation posts soon. Cheerio folks!