Out With Lanterns

I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.
— Emily Dickinson

For 8 years, I was a photographer. I started working straight out of high school, got a job contracting with Google and never looked back. When I think about everything I’ve done in my career, I marvel. I’ve worked with amazing companies, traveled, and been witness to so many beautiful moments. The Lord has been more than faithful to me in my journey as a photographer and I am so incredibly thankful. 

I spent nearly a decade laser focused on photography, building a business, and forcing myself to fit a mold. I loved what I did but I was also incredibly discontent. 

After my son was born I felt my heart start to drift away from photography more and more. I started to see the world differently, and in turn, myself. His birth woke up a part of me I’d forgotten about and a deep desire to express myself in a new way. 

I’ve taken 2019 so far to give myself time, space, and freedom to figure out what that means. I can’t say I’ve arrived but I can say that I’m a lot closer. I’m also a lot more comfortable with the journey.

If there’s one thing I do know for sure, it’s that I want to share my life and heart. Whether it’s a journal entry, a recipe, family update, or something I’m loving at the moment, I wanted a space to let you into my world. 

This blog is my journal, my life, and my blank canvas. Welcome.