Heartbreak and Healing Journeys.

Everyone talks about letting go and releasing people…

but no one ever talks about the deep grief that comes with that decision knowing that it’s not what you ever wanted but what was necessary for your entire being. No one talks about how you have to wrestle with yourself every moment of every day so much that you’re too drained to function and all you want to be is in a dimly lit room curled up in the corner in fetal position. I’ve been through my share, but I never knew this kind of pain could even exist.

Always Forward, Never Backwards.

When I look back and think about my life in years, I always tell people that 2015 was truly one of the most heartbreaking and toughest years I’ve ever had. But now, there’s 2020. It’s been a wild one hasn’t it? I’m nominating it for Best Shit Show of the Century.   There were truthfully […]

In The Beginning

When I first started #wordsbyjules both on Instagram and this personal blog in 2015, it was really meant just to be a space to process and take steps towards healing. I felt like my world was crashing and I was drowning, so I started to write (or at least more so in a public kind of way). I wasn’t going for eloquent or pretty, I was going for real. I was going for honest. And as I started to write, each post was like little pockets of air bubbles that gave me a little more strength and eventually helped me swim back up above the water.

At the End of the Day.

I’m a little behind, I know.   Everyone posted up about their decade reflections like two weeks ago and I wasn’t even going to write about this, honestly. But sickness got me down and here we are.   People say that their twenties are their prime. You spend time going out and experimenting and exploring, […]

On Change of Plans, Finding Gold, Rejection, and Marie Kondo-ing

I had a friend gently question me the other day about why I haven’t written in a long time like, “Hey I used to read your blog every time you posted… (Insert silence).” Then I had another friend halfway across the world ask if I would want to contribute to her blog two nights ago, and I just thought OMG it has realllllyyyyy been a long time. So here I am, trying to get back into the flow of word vomiting and using this space to share a few snippets about what I’ve been learning and reminded by about life.

Ashley + Eddie: Golden Engagement

I don’t think people understand when I say I’m obsessed with chasing sunsets. I’m in love with golden hours, I really am. I love the way the sun hits the hills, mountains, flowy dresses and curled hair as it slowly goes down. All these things happened during this engagement session with Ashley and Eddie.

Kauai Dreams, Monochrome Chic: Wedding

I’m literally seven months behind on blogging about this wedding. I meant to, I really did. Better late than never, right? 

Kate texted me one morning saying she really needed to talk to me. It sounded important, so I called her back immediately. The first thing she asked was if I could fly to Kauai to shoot her wedding. Except… minor detail: she wasn’t engaged yet. But that’s history because obviously she eventually got engaged and threw the most banger party aka wedding of the year on an island in the middle of a tropical botanical garden filled with the most beautiful foliage, waterfalls, and good people. 

Blessed, Not Perfect

A good friend of mine the other day said to me in a conversation, “ Juliann, you have a cool life… I mean I don’t know how you feel about it but I think you have a cool life.” This friend it came from, trust me, lives a pretty damn cool life so I’m not […]

Johnnie Walker, Blue Label

Guys. Whisky is my jam. So naturally, I’m so extremely stoked about this partnership with Johnnie Walker. It is such a phenomenal time creating celebratory creative content for the brand, specifically for Blue Label.

Love Song

Sara Bareilles is one of my all time favorite artists. She’s has the ability to craft the tightest harmony layered vocals and gut-wrenching ballads, while also penning equally brilliant bars about heart flutters and belly butterflies. She’s an incredible live performer, she has a beautifully helpful soul, and the woman is a combination of snarky, class, and serious sass.