Kick Off, Personal

What I Have Gained By Losing My Set Income

Diving head first into the unknown has never been a forte of mine. I like to carefully think things out and have a set plan before moving forward. So when I decided to leave my full time position for a part time one without an exact plan in place I thought I might have lost my mind. I have been working since I was 15 years old with very little time off; it finally caught up to me.

I realized that despite loving the line of work I was in, I am not physically or mentally made to do the same thing over and over again. I need variety, freedom, and space to create. I have found all of that by moving to an irregular, unpredictable income. While it is internally terrifying, I haven’t felt this good in a long time!


Here’s a look at my past 8 weeks:

I have taken my kids to the park more times than I did all of last year combined

I have had time to sit, play, read, and color with them

I have been able to take them to play dates with their friends they have missed

I have been a better mother.

I have been able to do a Bible study with my husband

We have had more time to parent together

We have enjoyed dinner with each other without feeling rushed to prepare for the next day

I have been a better wife

I have been able to tend to the yard that has sat neglected for over a year.

I have kept my home clean (well as clean as it can be with two small children).

I have spent more time with our family dogs

I have been a better steward of the possessions I have been blessed with.

I have gone out for coffee with friends I haven’t seen in years

I have been able to attend a Mom’s Night Out

I have been able to engage in meaningful conversation with others online and in person

I have been a better friend.

I have recovered from major surgery

I have begun working out for the first time in years

I have been able to go to sleep on time

I have become a healthier me.

I have accomplished all of this while still:

  • Working part time for the birth center
  • Building two websites and maintaining a third
  • Writing a combined twenty blog posts for all of my business and personal sites (twenty one if you count this post)
  • Relaunching / promoting my doula business and networking with local professionals
  • Writing forty pages (and counting!) of my childbirth curriculum
  • Attending one birth
  • Capturing and editing well over one hundred photographs
  • Managing or co-managing the social media for 3 Facebook business pages
  • Writing 25,000 words for my novel

I am a hard worker and a fierce believer in the fact that my dedication will pay off.

This will work!


Photography, Services


Texture is my favorite thing to focus on in still life photography; little minute details that can tell a story in such a small space.


Many of my images were lost several years ago on a crashed hard drive, and I never thought I’d get back into photography so I hadn’t backed them up (lesson learned!). As I begin to rebuild my portfolio I am hoping to find many unique details to feature. If you are in need of still life or nature photos for backgrounds, print, website headers, etc please contact me for commissioned work!

Kick Off

One. More. Page.

I only have one page left to complete in my initial launch of KLS Collective *insert happy dance* so it’s time to start building my portfolio!

If you are interested in very affordable web design or social media services please contact me for kick off pricing!