I’m Still Alive… Maybe Even More Than I Have Been Before.

by Keith.

The blog has been quiet, but my life has been everything but. I’m still alive. Trust me. Maybe more than I’ve ever known before.

I thought I’d put up a little update.

First of all, photography for October was pretty crazy. I shot three weddings in three weeks. The first one was in Kansas City, then St Louis, then Memphis. I was able to sneak a few days in Kansas City to rest  by being with my family.

Three weddings isn’t really all that much. It’ll take me a while to edit them all, but it’s the combination of the wedding photography with the web development I’ve been doing also. Since I’ve moved to Memphis these are some of the projects I’ve worked on:

Memphis Leadership Foundation
Authentic Manhood – (I implemented their website and also continue to manage their blog and social media)
Binghampton Development Corporation
Midtown Prayer Collective – This site was much more of a crazy functionality feat than anything else. It works in a crazy way that I’m really proud of solutionizing but it would be boring to talk about, I’m sure.
Also, probably the craziest project I’ve been a part of so far is for the Memphis Teacher Residency. Check this out: MTR Give. It’s like Kickstarter, but for teachers who are a part of MTR. They can post projects and people fund them. This website was blood, sweat and tears.

My plate has been full, in such a blessed way. I’m working with truly amazing people and learning so much. When I sit down with various clients and get them talking about their organizations, they begin to pour out these beautiful narratives and offer incredible wisdom. I love that I get to be in a support role to people who are giving so much of themselves to better Memphis, and the world.

I’m getting all emotional thinking about it.

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Moving to Memphis was a great decision. I am so thankful for the way the stars aligned to get me here… and the star that inspired me to move here. God is so good.

If I could give anyone any advice, it would be to show up. Woody Allen said “80% of success is showing up.” I’d say it’s closer to 90% and I’d change “success” to “life” because even though life follows us around, distractions are too plentiful and showing up is a choice. Just show up! Show up and say yes.