Thursday, May 19, 2016

Shut Up and Dance with Me!

She took my arm,
"Oh, don't you dare look backJust keep your eyes on me."
Oh, come on girl!
Deep in her eyes,I don't know how it happened.

We took the floor and she said,
I said, "You're holding back, "
She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Ooh-ooh-hoo,Shut up and dance with me."
I think I see the future.
I realize this is my last chance.

In a pretty similar fashion, this is how I met my husband. This song will forever make me think of that night. 

It was the first time that I'd ever had a dirty martini (or 3). Sitting at a table of 7 (three couples and one single person), every couple at the table was trying to set me up with someone. I had noticed Mike immediately. I had seen him around town before but never knew who he was or had the courage to talk to him. 

Thanks, dirty martinis. 

I asked him to dance with me. He said yes... and that was the beginning of the rest of my life. 

Yesterday was three years since that fateful day and it has only gotten better. 

I don't know that I ever knew this was possible.

I know a lot of people think celebrating your dating anniversary after you get married is stupid. I know a lot of people are probably really sick of my cheesy posts about how much I love my husband. 

If you had any idea the tragedy and trauma that I have endured and survived to make it to this place, maybe you would feel a little different.  I, honestly, don't care. 

I am going to celebrate every damn day, especially, the good ones....especially, the milestones. 

I encourage every single one of you to do the same thing. Because, why not? It's really a lot better than the alternative. 

life is too short

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cast A Stone, Create Some Ripples

My first post on the Mighty came from my desire to put into words all of the things that I wanted to share with my husband when I was having an anxiety attack and words seemed hard to come by. I wanted to share these words in the hopes that they would be useful to someone else who was going through the same thing.
The reactions that I received from this article cemented my belief that I made the right decision by sharing something so incredibly personal to me. The support that I received was overwhelming and the comments that were left made my heart full.
The internet can be a vicious, terrible place, but it can also be a gateway to an incredible community of people that will support you and lift you up (even when they’ve never met you).
I have recently started joining groups on Facebook that are related to things that I’m going through. Whether it be PCOS, PMDD, anxiety or depression; I have found these incredible groups of people who have the same questions, are going through the same struggles and are just looking for some empathy and someone to tell them they’re not alone.
What a remarkable concept: using the internet for good. For someone like me, who has a really hard time communicating about these things in person, having a virtual forum where you can express your thoughts, feelings, and just vent sometimes to people who really, truly know where you’re coming from is an absolutely incredible thing.
Utilize your community. Lean on each other. Love each other.
People can be terrible, but they can also be so incredibly wonderful. I like to believe in the latter.
You are so mighty, each and every day.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

cause baby I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me

I had sort of an epiphany that is going to take everything in me to remember on a daily basis: you CANNOT be EVERYTHING to EVERYONE. Not everyone is going to value you as much as you want them to. You're not going to be everyone's best friend, even though you may want to be. The important thing is to surround yourself with a tribe that is fiercely loyal, loves you despite your faults, and supports you during the good and the bad. 

I am so lucky to have an amazing tribe. 

My advice for the day: 

maisy ann blog


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

#weddingwednesday: "i have nothing to wear to the wedding I'm going to this weekend"

kate spade

I can't sing the praises of Rent the Runway enough. We have 9 weddings to attend this year, including our own and I don't have that much time to shop for the perfect outfit for each of them. This month, we have two consecutive wedding weekends in a row, so I decided to try rent the runway unlimited. There are a couple of different ways to rent through Rent the Runway:

I chose unlimited because of the amount of events that I have this month, but you can also rent by the piece. I did that for our engagement photos and it was perfect! 
Photo by: Trenholm Photo

Not only can you rent amazing, quality outfits for a fraction of the price that they would cost to own, but the customer service at Rent the Runway is out of this world. My package for the wedding last weekend didn't make it in time, so they overnighted me a dress so that I had something to wear. It turned out to be perfect and I felt amazing!

Sign up for Rent the Runway!
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

you're all so incredibly mighty.

so this happened yesterday....

I am thankful and humbled beyond words at the response that I got from this article on The Mighty. You are all incredible human beings and I will do my best to continue to spill my soul onto the page in the most genuine and honest way that I know possible. 

Maisy Ann