The Outlet To My Reservations

I confuse beer pong with ping pong. I am the girl in Zumba still trying to learn the steps because I forgot the cheer practice schedule. (Did I mention? I have no hand/eye coordination.) I believe my high kicks can reach the ceiling. I tell stories that require you to throw a man a fish to let him eat forever. I talk way too loud. (I once forgot to turn the volume down on my speaker box that time that lady looked like Michael Jackson.) The list goes on and on.
I use to be very afraid to speak out in fear of exposing my awkwardness to people. Frankly, the results have been quite the opposite of my fears. People take in my quirkiness and embrace it.
I am okay with being socially awkward. If I can make someone smile for a day, I won’t kick myself for my idiosyncrasies.

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Shades of Purples: Arely + Fernando

Last Monday, I had the opportunity to be present for Arely and Fernando’s elopement.

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In front of my camera, they were a reminder of how balance in a relationship is important.

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Arely has been a great friend for almost ten years; some of the best years of my early twenties were spent with her laughing and sharing our lives. Now, I am smiling and almost brought to tears how far our friendship has developed. I was honored to be a part of a union between two people who love each other and who create a dynamic balance.

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Fernando is her believer, her inspiration, and her encourager.

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For the things that are shades of gray or shades of purple, there are those who believe in us, encourage us and remind us to believe in ourselves.

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