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5 Healthy Grab 'n Go Snacks for Busy Season // Healthy living ideas for creatives on the go

5 Healthy Grab 'n Go Snacks for Busy Season // Healthy living ideas for creatives on the go

Anyone that knows me knows I ALWAYS have food with me. I can’t go on road trips without loading down on munchies, and panic if I head to someone’s house not knowing if there is any food present. (These might be some things I should look into working on.) Whenever I’m in the throws of busy season (10 months out of the year), the first thing to go are healthy eating habits. I’ve found that food prep is imperative to being sure I eat well when I’m running crazy, and eating well is imperative to managing stress, feeling bomb, avoiding the “wedding hangover”, and having the energy to just stay alive. I’ve put together a few of my favorite snacks I can grab on the way out the door!

5 Things You Can Outsource to Create Margin | For Creatives | By Amanda

5 Things You Can Outsource to Create Margin | For Creatives | By Amanda

I pushed against outsourcing for a LONG time because the idea of paying someone to do something I, technically, could do seemed unnecessary and too costly. However, I quickly came to the realization that I can’t do everything, and outsourcing no longer seemed like a luxury, it became a necessity.

3 Things that Get Me Through Busy Season | by Amanda Elopement + Intimate Wedding Photographer

3 Things that Get Me Through Busy Season | by Amanda Elopement + Intimate Wedding Photographer

With fall wedding and senior season in full swing, it's easy to get to December, look back and wonder where this part of the year went!  It's also easy to skid into the holiday season completely exhausted, friend-less, unhealthy, and burnt out.  Been there, done that, and it's the worst.  I'm determined for burn out and exhaustion not to be my story, and I've found a few things that help me manage this time of year.  

Stretch Yo' Self | Stepping out of your creativity box | Adventurous Senior and Wedding Photographer

Stretch Yo' Self | Stepping out of your creativity box | Adventurous Senior and Wedding Photographer

This shoot (which was yesterday as I'm writing this) didn’t go as planned, and frankly, didn’t go as I hoped.  Six Dreamers and I hiked to the top of Yonah Mountain in North Georgia.  It's 4.5 miles round trip, and we were looking forward to a beautiful golden hour once we reached the summit. Instead…