allieHello and welcome to Be Up & Doing (formally known as Show + Tell). I’m sure a few of my readers (new, too) are curious as to why I changed the name of my blog. I’d love to explain! The title comes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Psalm of Life. In it he writes:

 Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate ;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

In August of 2012, I decided to pursue my dream and freelance full-time as a graphic designer. In 2013, my husband joined and we started The Wonder Jam! Later that year, I co-founded Death to the Stock Photo and last year I co-authored Charge Up, an ebook all about owning a business as an introvert. Ever since then, I’ve been up & doing, achieving, pursuing, learning to labor and wait. This is a space for me to share my inspiration, advice, photography, work and foster an amazing community. I’m thankful for you all who visit and I hope you stay awhile.

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