Making Things Happen - Go!

Hi friends =)

We love sharing things that make our heart sing.

Mike and I went to Making Things Happen 6 or 7 years ago (a two day intensive designed to uncover your goals and take action). It's literally a life changing.  I've never delved so deep into my goals.  I've never done it in front of a group of people. I've never fallen in love with a group of people faster.

Hearing what people's struggles are and what they want most out of life transforms how you see them. 

I love my group, I love cheering them on, and I am so invested in their success.

Mike and I use the tools we learned at MTH all the time.  We revisit this emotional space and use it as a guide map for where we want to go.

If you are looking for a tribe and a North Star consider a seminar like this one.

Here is the link to register and learn more

Suzanne, Mike and the Wanderers

2015 Goals

I'm pretty sure I had goals for my first day of kindergarten.  I have always needed a compass... a north star.  This year I spent several hours designing some goals that would inspire me through out the year to make small and profound changes.  I'm all about the why.  Each of these goals has a detailed plan and action steps to guide me through the year.  I thought I'd share some of the main themes with you.  What are your goals for 2015?  Reach out and let us know.I hope all your dreams come true.

xoxo Suzanne


Goals for 2015:

1.  To celebrate my marriage.  I want to cultivate a marriage that is full of joy and support.  We are stronger as individuals when we are strong as a couple-- for ourselves, our work, our friends, our family, and one day, our baby.

2.  To embark on adventure and friendships as a couple.  I want to create a life we love playing and adventuring with out family and friends-- housewarming parties, game nights, paint nights, movie nights, fantasy football, camping, Hicksville Palace, Palm Springs, etc.  The world is our oyster.  To go to more of the places I have pinned on Pinterest like this thermal bath in Iceland below.  It was so amazing to stand there in real life and live one of my pins.

3.  To get organized: Insurance, savings ,storage, home, etc.

4.  To be affluent #bosslife

5.  To be inspired: to explore what feeds my soul.  Make art. Moving meditation. Elevate. Morning Pages. Art dates.

6.  Vitality!  To serve my body with gratitude through eating right and exercising.

7.  To organize my business. Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

8.  Shewanders is for lovers- creating a consistent client experience

9.  To inspire: sharing images through facebook, blogging, instagram, hosting contests, and getting published.

10.  To never stop learning, exploring, and creating to keep Shewanders fresh and vibrant.


MY WORD FOR 2015 I believe assigning a word to the upcoming year that reflects what you intend and what would help me the most to remember.  My word for 2015 is Peaceful Easy Feeling.  I know it isn't technically a word and yet I can't find a one word equivalent that means exactly the same thing to me.  In past years I've had surrender, soar, and release.  I have to tell you that for some reason I went back and forth several times between Serve and Peaceful Easy Feeling.  I'm not sure how I choose in the end but I do have to say that I am thrilled with my word and wonder what this year will bring.

iceland, thermal baths, blue lagoon, shewanders photography, wedding photography

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends.  Thanks so much for supporting our blog.  We appreciate you being here.  I really take my firsts in the New Year seriously.  It's time for growth and change.  Time to find direction.  So at the start I want to start to design a path and share more of it with all of you.My friend Lara Casey has these amazing goal setting ideas.  She is such an inspiration, I love her vulnerability and her kind heart.  She has the ability to bring people together.  I love using her Power Sheets to create a clear vision of what I want most in my life.  Here is a little glimpse into my heart and what worked and what didn't for us last year.  I hope you find more of what you want in your lives.

xoxo Suzanne


What worked:

-prepping for tomorrow

-morning pages

-art dates


-personal work like my underwater series

-shooting film

-long vacations

-getting published

-rad clients

-destination weddings

-seeing family and meeting my nephew Gaidin

-date night

-green smoothies

-book club

-my friend's Dani, Hanna, Lauren, Alyssa, and Taylor always inspiring me


What didn't work:

-moving during wedding season

-eating out too much even though it's so good

-facebooking when I want to be present

-chinese medicine

-videographers getting too close to bride and groom during ceremonies

-hair and make up running way late

-spending money on things instead of experiences

-dust on our lenses

the ocean