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Today I’m inviting my sweet friend Katelyn James, an incredible photographer, educator and now a mother, onto the podcast. We talk all about purposely slowing down and recognizing the need for different seasons in our lives and in our businesses, and how this relates to marriage, parenting and entrepreneurship.
Katelyn shares that a personal health scare made her realize how she was living her life, and how her marriage and business were being affected by this (3:51).
She realizes how great she feels about things now that she is good, but at the same time has a sense of being inadequate with what she feels are domestic responsibilities (6:54).
“I didn’t feel like I was ever capable of being a mom, and now I am, and I would never want to go back” (7:11)
Katelyn and her husband Michael have been working together for five years and every day they still work on their relationship. She reveals that like every relationship, they have had their ups and downs (15:22)
“We never talked about it; we just had this underlying tension and that tension grew for years.” (16:33)
She had struggles from being on maternity leave and feeling like she is falling behind in her business, especially while nursing and the feeling that she wasn’t being productive (24:14).
“I had to remind myself the first few weeks of being a mom, that I am in this season and the Lord has given me this precious gift and how dare I sit and start thinking that I should be doing anything besides feeding her right now” (26:32)
She began to prepare her business when she found out she was expecting (31:22).
“It almost like kicked my butt in gear and allowed me to release my control on to a lot of things I was still hanging on to.” (31:29)
When it comes to successes in her business, Katelyn says that being able to support her family by providing jobs to her mother and sister, and for them to have a better quality of life because of it, is so rewarding as an entrepreneur (35:52).