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  1. Jessica says:

    This is so perfectly stated Courtney. I feel the same about blogging and beginning my social media career. It is through parenting and staying home with my children that I have truly found all the things that I love to do. Who knew we could learn so much about ourselves by never leaving the house?

  2. Amy Willa says:

    Reading your post, I am inspired by how blogging helped bring you out of a dark place and into a bright and promising future! I don’t have personal experience with postpartum depression, but I’m sure it is a dark and scary place to be! I am so glad that blogging and aspiring to learn about design and photography has led you to where you are now! I feel the same way about my experience with blogging and networking with other fabulous moms!

  3. Mahina says:

    I love your photos in this post! And I am definitely hope to “Move to Manual” once I can get a SLR and move on from my point and shoot!

  4. Nessa says:

    I never had hobbies before I stayed home… I worked 60+ hours a week. Now even though I work more hours – I find the time to do creative things. Non-mommy things. It is so important I think.

  5. Laura says:

    I love that you realized this about yourself! I wasn’t sure if I would be able to handle being a SAHM but I love it! I hate it when a SAHM thinks a Mom that works shouldn’t or when people who work think that I shouldn’t stay home. It’s just so important to figure out what works for you! How awesome that you’ve found something that allows you to still exercise that business minded part and still get to spend tons of time with your sweet son! Being a military mommy is hard too so whatever makes it easier on us I am all for!! I wish I could find a little something I could do from home….still working on that 🙂

    • Courtney says:

      Keep brainstorming!! I am in 100% support of business mommy’s and momprenuers. I think society places too much emphasis on working outside of the home and not enough on doing what you can do from where you are. 🙂 Let me know when you find that “something” that sparks your creativity! I’d love to help support your new venture!

  6. Totally love this! Very well put. Different circumstances, but the same general story on how I arrived at graphic design, too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  7. Meagan says:

    These are cute shots…I love his big smile up a Daddy! 🙂 It’s hard to find the balance, isn’t it? I’m still working on it that’s for sure.

    • Courtney says:

      Yes. Balance. I don’t think I’m even close to finding that. When I work, I feel like I am not spending enough time with my family. When I spend time with my family, I feel like I’m neglecting clients who are paying me to work for them. It’s a headache. But, I take it a day at the time and just hope I make it through without dropping everything I’m juggling!

  8. Wow, I can totally relate in that, while being a mom is fulfilling, I have to do something else too! Mine are still little and busy, so it is hard to carve out time for quilting and sewing, but I need to do it and it is so fulfilling! Thanks for this great post.

    • Courtney says:

      Thank you, Jennie! Noah is three and a half so I understand the busyness thing. He can entertain himself for a while, but there’s still a lot that he can’t do. Which means lots of time running back and forth for my help. 🙂 It sure helps keep me sane though (work that is).

  9. Tami says:

    I love this post 🙂 So glad you found an outlet and get to enjoy both mom-hood and creative-work hood!! xo

  10. Gerty says:

    I hear you. About the being a mum. About it being enough. About it being not what you were hoping it would be. About ppd. I had it too. Blogging came in late, but I agree with the creative outlet. Though I swore never to blog for whatever reason, here I am….in a therapy of sorts 🙂 Think of what’s true. Often our emotions aren’t the best judge of things. Oh, nd keep up the good work! —great blogsite.

    • Courtney says:

      Thank you so much, Gerty! 🙂 I never thought that I’d blog either. But it proved to be much, much cheaper than paying someone for therapy. LOL I’m happy that you’ve found your way over here and I’m really looking forward to continuing to get to know you!

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.