What would you tell yourself if you had the chance to go back 10 years? Exactly 10 years ago last month, we made the biggest move of our life. It was only 3 hours away, but it felt like a world away. I left my hometown (which I had NEVER planned to leave) and we moved to Atlanta, Georgia. We were also still deeply in debt and fighting our way out. You know what else happened 10 years ago?? The market crashed. Y'all, I was a fresh grad, moving to a big city to take on the world, and the market crashed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Though it seems grim, I'm actually pretty thankful because when the market crashed, I didn't have anything to lose. We'd barely started building our lives and careers, and we were starting from scratch anyway.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wish I could go back in time and tell that ten-years-ago self that it would all end up okay. I was worried a lot, and worked so much that I feared I would regret it. I don't regret it. The things I learned during that time of so many hard things... they have shaped me into who I am today, and I am so thankful for that!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What would you say to yourself if you could go back 10 years to 2008?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sea level rise is a major issue in our area, and resiliency, planning, and preparations are all part of our daily lives here in Hampton Roads. Join the conversation at this month's Impact Talk! Mark your calendars for October 18th at 5:30 p.m. as we discuss this important environmental issue and ways we're fighting back. Thanks to our hosts @whro and participants, including @catchthekingtide, Wetlands Watch, VIMS Marine Advisory Program and more. Head to the link in our bio to register.
If one thing is for sure, Hampton Roads has no shortage of local food spots that will make your mouth water with delight. Have a favorite food destination? Tag them below to thank them for filling your belly with goodness.
Originial post credit: @onehangrymillennial on @handsomebiscuit 🍽️
Get to know some of the candidates running for Virginia Beach Mayor and City Council! Join us at @ruthschris_vb from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17th for this unique opportunity. We're proud to host this event with @thecbdx. Visit the link in our bio to register for this event.
Monday is the perfect time to #MeetTheMaker !
Hi, I’m Jen Clark!
I’m a natural-light photographer based in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
My favorite city is NYC! (Have you been?)
I’m a major animal-lover. If I could take in every animal I see, I definitely would.
Do we have anything in common?
We just have to give the biggest shoutout to these guys at the Gee’s Group! They own the building that our salon (and @tasteunlimited ) is in and did the build out for us. They let us pick out and design every aspect of the salon...from the ceiling to the floors. We couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to do business in The Riverfront Shoppes at Harbour View! There is still one more space for lease upstairs where our studio is, so if anyone is looking to open a business and work with an amazing group of individuals, then Gee’s Group is the way to go! We look forward to doing MANY more years of business with you guys! 💕💕💕
Today for #mollymondays , I’ve decided to give some tips about having a memorable wedding. It’s not uncommon to want your wedding to stand out from the rest. Here are some ideas that will have your guests thrilled about your wedding details.▫️Employ young adults to be on-site babysitters for guests with children. This will allow the parents to enjoy themselves & children can have fun too. Provide sitters with coloring activities, play dough and age appropriate toys. ▫️Hire interesting entertainment like an 80s throwback band or a portrait artist Think beyond dancing for people who aren’t so keen and have interactive elements, such as table games (cards or checkers) corn hole or over-sized Jenga. For people who love to dance, make sure your DJ knows how to keep the crowd going with high energy songs.▫️Instead of a regular snack table, set-up interactive food stations like a pasta bar. There’s always the fun option of late-night snacks like sliders & fries - yum!
Every time the sun peaks out today I’m dreaming about being on a beach with my toes in the sand & the warm sun on my face. I’m having trouble getting back into the groove after a few short days off the grid. Anyone else not fully back into reality like me?? 😒
I could not live without my to-do lists. I always put my least favorite to-do’s at the very top of the list, so I get them done & out of the way first. It feel so accomplished when I’m able to cross items off my list that I’ve taken care of. Does anyone else make lists?? #todolist#couldntlivewithoutthem#CPEvents#lifeofaplanner
Spending quality time with the family this weekend before the start off back to back wedding weekends.My Saturday & Sunday will include lots of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 I’ll be able to feel some sand between my toes today. .
What are you up to this weekend??