Life Changes & Current Projects

So the month of May has been a pretty hectic one for this girl.

We’ve got 1: Graduating college. 2: Finding a big girl job. 3: Moving to Chattanooga.

While this has been one of the most exciting months of my life, it has also been the scariest. For anyone who knows me, you’ll know that I don’t do good with change. The reason: fear of the unknown. I don’t like change because it means saying goodbye to something I knew very well for something I don’t know at all. But God called us to not live comfortable lives. My life thus far has been “comfortable”. If I don’t want to look back on my life and regret actually “living”, I have to leap into the unknown.

It’s crazy to even conceive the idea of “no-school-ever-again”……. what?

I don’t even know what life was like before school! Nevertheless, I come to a point in my journey where I have to dive in head first. No more training wheels. I have the weirdest combination of “I can totally do it!” and “Kelly, what are you doing?” It’s the weirdest, guys.

Until I figure out just what exactly I’m doing, here’s a little insight into my current projects —>


In conjunction with MT Athletics, I am putting together a 50th anniversary video for the incredible Coach Dean Hayes. I’ve had a really great time uncovering old photographs & footage to put this piece together. Coach Hayes’ story really should be made into a film. It’s one of those stories that’s gold. He’s a man who initiated integration at MTSU, he saw integration in women’s athletics, he led a couple of athletes to the Olympics, and he even was the Olympic Coach for track & field in 1988. On top of being in a handful of Hall of Fames, he’s also had 49 conference championships. This man is the real deal. Working on this project has been a tremendous joy. I really dig this type of stuff.

#2 | MTOP

My next project is something that is very near and dear to me: MTOP. I have been an outdoor trip leader for MTSU’s Outdoor Pursuit for the past 4 years. Coming in as a freshman, I didn’t know too much about the outdoors- or life for that matter. What I did know was that I loved people and I loved being active outdoors. Working for this program has by far been one of the most rewarding opportunities I have ever had. It’s taught me far more than what it takes to do a certain activity. It’s taught me lessons about life that I will take with me forever. I’m working on a video for the program that shows our participants who we behind MTOP really are. I love these faces so much.

#3 | The Church @ Spring Hill Promo Vid

This last project is going straight to the root of why I do what I do. Our mission here on earth is to spread the gospel and show the people around us how Christ acted on earth. I look in awe at those who take such an initiative to spread the gospel to their community. The Church at Spring Hill is a church plant that is launching this fall. I hope that my hand in their efforts can help bring more people in that community to God.