Welcome back to another episode of Process!
This episode is a special one, to me at least. There's a lot of talk about parenting and motherhood in this one, but, even if you aren't a parent, I'm sure you'll still find tons of insight and laughs in our conversation.
Let's get to it!
In this episode
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Ashlee Gadd is my guest on this episode #011 of Process! This conversation is a bit longer than most other ones ... mostly because Ashlee and I could've kept talking forever.
As a photographer and writer based in California, Ashlee has been exploring the online world of motherhood by running a collaborative blog called Coffee + Crumbs. It's a site that hosts articles that speak honestly and openly about the art of motherhood and what she calls "the good kind of heartache." Currently, Ashlee is on a journey of grow Coffee + Crumbs as much as she can, which we'll talk about in the episode.
During our conversation, we cover:
- When the idea for Coffee + Crumbs came to her
- How she taught herself photography
- Why it's important she tells her children she's "going to work"
- How she faces and conquers self-doubt
- The role of internal development in our success
- What constitutes a creative low in her life
- My "personal research" question about working on projects that don't make money (yet)
- How her faith compels her to work on her projects
Here's my favorite quote from our conversation:
"A lot of times God can call us into different areas of serving and creativity. Not listening to that and denying those gifts and denying that opportunity to glorify Him ... I would be more worried about that than not spending two hours with my kids on a Tuesday morning."
You can find Ashley online here:
- Coffee + Crumbs, her collaborative blog on motherhood
Also, here are a few odds and ends we mentioned throughout the episode:
- Sarah Bessie article "In which I don’t mind if my tinies see me on the computer"
- Elise Cripe, whose work we mention
Thanks for listening! And a huge thanks to Ashlee for joining me on this episode #011 of Process.
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