A Summary & Snapshot of my Summer Sabbatical (alliteration, anyone!?)

I know it’s been a while, but I’d like to begin this post by stating the obvious: I’ve taken some time off from blogging this summer. Not because I don’t enjoy documenting life’s adventures, but because Jim and I have found ourselves unexpectedly busy. And with busyness comes the need for discipline. I was in … More A Summary & Snapshot of my Summer Sabbatical (alliteration, anyone!?)

Consuming & Creating.

Recently, I’ve had a difficult time thinking about anything besides the work being done at Choices Clinic. My formal title there is “Administrative Assistant,” but at a nonprofit, you wear a multitude of different hats. My favorite hat to wear is “Client Advocate,” where I’m able to meet with a client, listen to her story, … More Consuming & Creating.

Small town, big city.

This past week, a majority of the staff at Choices Clinic flew out to Chicago for the annual Heartbeat International Conference. This conference is a wonderful opportunity for pregnancy resource centers to gather together and attend workshops and sessions to gain new insights and tools that they can later implement into their centers. It’s also a … More Small town, big city.

The business of busyness.

One of the beautiful characteristics of small town living is how easy it is to become integrated into your community. With integration comes involvement, and with involvement comes commitment. I’ve really enjoyed becoming better integrated into Laurel, and some neat opportunities have presented themselves throughout my time here. But as my workload has slowly increased, so has … More The business of busyness.

Called to create.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind This quote precisely summarizes why photographs are so special to me. I’ve had a fascination with photography for a long while, and my … More Called to create.

Reaction.

I’ve been erring on the side of sentimentality lately. Wait, is that even possible? But there is something about March that will always be special to me during our time here in Laurel. It’s when we were first introduced to this little town that quickly stole our hearts. I’m writing this blog post accompanied by … More Reaction.