Second Act

I’m calling it my second act. In 250 days I’ll be 40 and I’m strangely excited about it. For the first time in a long time I feel I’m coming fully alive.

Maybe it’s because 2020 has been turned on its head and it feels a bit disorienting, but I’m enjoying the thought of reimagining these next twenty years, even though I would never have set out to do such a thing had the pandemic not thrown us a major curve ball. 

Way back in 2008, my first year as a full time photographer, I determined to “kill it” and that I did. Defying all of the “starving artist” quotes, the entrepeneur in me out performed my engineer husband in earnings. In the midst of this, I was expecting my first baby and quickly my focus changed from getting rich to creating a richer life. As I was making plans, taking pictures, making art, my Creator was making me. 

That process has continued through these twelve years of being in business. He has continued to shape me, mold me, and inspire me to travel roads that I may not have chosen to get me to a better place, a more beautiful life. 

This fork in the road has been no exception. God has not left me or stopped leading me. In the middle of this unplanned year, Friday I took my first step on the path to a new adventure to join hope*writers.

What better time to set out towards a goal I’ve had for a long while to devote more time to growing as a writer.

If you are a kindred soul who loves all things creative, seeing God’s hand in your everyday life, and are not mad at all about slowing down a bit this year, you are welcome to read along. I’ll try to share with you in an artful way, as I attempt to capture the fleeting moments of family life through the lens of faith.

I hope to be a bright spot in your day and for my little corner of the internet to be a retreat from the sometimes negative hum of the newsfeed. Stay tuned in the coming days as I share more of my writing. Everyone has to start somewhere and I’m starting right here.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Shannon says:

    ❤Ahhmazing. Absolutely beautiful and honest writing.

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  2. Emily says:

    Thank you so much for reading and encouraging me in my writing. I hope you have a wonderful day!


  3. I’m super excited to be on this journey with you. God has definately showed up at the right time. I just turned 50 and I am struggling big time. You have given me hope and a new lease on life. I’m going to embrace it. After going back to work full time after 14 years at home, this is BIG.


    1. Thank you so much for reading and for the encouragement, too. God is definitely on time and leading us into new things to grow us and reach others with the light God put within us. You do have a big life change coming with going back to work, but I see you have the right perspective. Anticipate that God has great opportunities in store for you! God bless!


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