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"We are the sea in a turbulent wave Crashing on rock, to shatter into smithereens We are the wind blowing past the trees Fast and furious and dangerously still We live life fiercely, we give it all we’ve got We love from the depth of our heart And nurse our broken heart with deep grieve Tears fall endlessly, but we are strong We stand up and heal, to love for tomorrow We fight like lions, we roar like tigers We fall and we rise, bigger, better and fiercer We are warriors, we are survivors We are reckless, we are savage We are the wild ones" - Hybrid Doll

 

A Beautiful Retreat is a weekend event that encourages female creatives to let go of limitations, connect more fully, to feel beautiful, get inspired and be more intentional. Our first retreat was held in the woods of Winchester, TN in September 2014. See more images on our Instagram here >>>

 

Our next retreat is in the works for February 2015, feel free to email me with any questions meredith@meredithcbullock.com and find out more here >>>

LATELY : 02

What I've been up to lately - A Beautiful Retreat What I've been up to lately - house styling

What I've been up to lately - tests

ONE Last weekend was magical. 12 creative ladies, including myself, escaped to the woods of southern Tennessee for a weekend surrounded by nature, wilderness and beauty filled with intention and connection. We slept in beautiful rustic yet modern cabins, went for hikes in lush trails with bridges and bluffs, we shared stories about paving our own path, we laughed, we broke bread, we danced under the stars, we celebrated our ambition and accomplishments and we simply breathed. Words can't describe how amazing and life-giving last weekend was, only images tied with poems and quotes have done it justice. See more on our Instagram and #ABeautifulRetreat. More pictures and reflections coming soon.

TWO The past few months Nick and I have been working diligently to reorganize our home, clean it spotless, decorate and style perfectly in order to receive the best appraisal we could in order to purchase it. You see, the house we live in we rented first. We moved to Nashville about a year ago into this beautiful home, then just a few months ago we realized we wanted to purchase it. The process of purchasing a home unfolded, including paper work, on top of paper work, on top of cleaning, appraisal appointments, inspections appointments, realtor appointments and endless things to gather and sign. This process has been extremely draining and much more work than I could have imagined. Gratefully, we officially purchased our home almost 2 weeks ago and got through all of the legalities and paperwork! Now into repairing the home...

THREE Since enduring my second miscarriage in July, a host of tests to understand why my pregnancies have not been viable have ensued. Almost monthly I have my blood drawn to test for one thing or another. Then a few weeks ago, amidst purchasing our home, I had a more intense test called a Hysterosalpingogram. This is where they inject dye into my uterus to show whether my fallopian tubes are open or blocked, whether a blockage is at the junction of the tube and uterus or if there is any normalities whatsoever. I'm happy to say everything was normal, but not so happy to admit that this test was very discomforting and unpleasant. Yesterday I had another blood test which should conclude the blood tests for now. In a few weeks I see an acupuncturist specializing in fertility and my OB to go over all of my test results. There are is so much to learn about miscarriage and having a successful pregnancy that I find myself taking notes, google searching random thoughts about it online and bookmarking articles. It's difficult to put everything together on something that still has so many mysteries. But my desire, determination and hope will keep me moving forward to find answers and a plan.

 

Center photo by Ruby & Peach