Saturday, September 6, 2014

where i've been- and the real reason i haven't been blogging lately

The past month has been insane (in the best way possible). I left my teaching job with the county and took a job with a charter school. Not only did I embark on a new adventure, but the school I signed up for is brand new. It's exciting and a bit tiring. I have put my heart and soul into my classroom- both in the room itself, the lessons, and especially getting to know my kids. It has by far been one of the best experiences of my life and worth the lack of sleep.
(above: Chloe running like crazy in my parent's backyard)
(above: reading- prepping myself for teaching reading)

 (above: Austin's 30th birthday dinner with his family!!)

 (above: my bulletin board, created by my awesome boyfriend and his awesome sister Ashley!!)

 (above: food truck Sunday with some girl friends)

 (above pictures: Auburn game- first of the season baby!!!)

 (above: dinner with the girls and saying goodbye to Sarah)

Even though it's been a crazy time, I've also managed to make time for friends, family, and football!!! This past weekend I went to the first Auburn game of the season with Austin and his family. Talk about an amazing weekend- with some bumps of course, but overall wonderful. 

So yes, I've been insanely busy, but that's not the whole truth as to why I haven't been blogging. I started this new blog with the hopes of turning it mainly into a blog showing my photography in hopes of making it a second career. However, this past month, after trying to get a friend to recommend me for a photography job, I was told no. The friend also made a comment that played into my insecurities of my photography work. Instead of rising above it, I let it bruise my ego and decided to take a break on taking pictures. Why I let one person's opinion matter so much is beyond me, except that it was my greatest fear with photography- that I am simply not good enough. I'm still struggling with this one..... and I don't know what this blog will look like anymore.... 

xo, kellie


  1. The start of a new school year in a new school, very exciting. I hope that you have a great year.

    I really hope that you don't give up on photography because of one person's opinion. There are lots of opinions out there & some people will love your work. If you love it, you need to keep up with it. So, snap some pics, girl!

    Mandie ~

  2. It's nice hearing what you have been up to! I'm sorry you got turned down for a job, art is so subjective and everyone is always in a process of growth. Don't let it steal your joy!