game-changer

okay friends. i have to tell you, i’m well aware this little video won’t win any techy awards. i was working yesterday & just stopped to have a little quiet time. my heart is just so full — being able to have my “work”  also be my “passion” is so fulfilling. i began to write my thoughts as quickly as i could & then decided….how about i just turn the phone around & make a little video. no i didn’t bust out the high-res camera. but i thought this might be a little more effective way to share my heart.

years ago i went into nursing because i wanted to take care of children with cancer. i loved my job. while it was laced with heartache, i found so much joy in taking care of the “whole patient” and their families as they returned to us for their scheduled chemo. we rejoiced with those families who’s children had success and we embraced the families as they said their final goodbyes.  after gregg passed away i went back to nursing but in triage.  oncology is not a field to work very minimal/part time hours. those children need continuity of care & i just didn’t have the availability to be there on a regular basis. for 10 year i worked triage. while i was still in nursing, i wasn’t practicing out of my passion. triage is not an area to build relationships. there’s no closure. i just triage and send them on there way to the next stop. always in my heart was the desire to go back into oncology. maybe one day…

having said all that, today, with photograph & noonday i have found my sweet spot once again. i’m not making a million dollars. my car has over 200,000 miles on her & most weeks i struggle to balance the demands of being self-employed.  but i love what i do. i feel like the lord has given me both of these desires of my heart & i am truly grateful.

we’re in the middle of our fall launch, which i love! i’ll be posting & sharing images from our trip very soon! for now, here are some of the images i captured of the making of our new, fabulous chasing triangles cuff!

noonday guatemala thoughts from paige knudsen on Vimeo.

August 31, 2013 - 11:54 pm

Alecia - I can’t tell you how excited I am that you got to go on this trip. Churchlike these are so life-changing and your right once you’ve seen it you can’t and see it and it changes your heart forever.

August 31, 2013 - 11:55 pm

Alecia - Trips like these…Siri has hearing probs!

September 1, 2013 - 7:14 am

Susan Arduino - Hey Paige. Thanks for sharing @ your trip to Guatemala. In 1985 I spent a summer in Japan, teaching English and working with an organization called LIFE, which I was placed in thru the college campus ministry Inter-Varsity. What a life changing trip! I fell I love with the Japanese people in Ichinoseki where I lived. I hope to get reconnected in missions in some way in the future. For now my mission field is my workplace, a public elementary school. It’s great you can have this opportunity to help these artisans share their craft and help make our world more connected. Susan

September 1, 2013 - 9:31 am

Yesenia - I love your site. I love what a beautiful family you have. I pray God will show me my passion on day. I also love nursing but had to leave nursing school one year before graduating. I have two beautiful daughters 16 and 13 and a Godly man. I had to find a job quickly in order to survive. Your site always puts a smile on my face. I can’t wait to see the new collection.

September 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Lori H - Hi Paige. I watched your video with tears in my eyes. I love that you share your heart so humbly and sweetly. I hope I can find my passion too. And you are a terrific photographer! You have a gift of bringing out the best in your subjects 🙂

September 1, 2013 - 6:21 pm

Suzanne - Wow, just LOOK at the
delicate work that goes
into this gorgeous bracelet.
Makes it even more of a
treasure to think of the
love and care that goes
into its making.

How fantastic to find not
one but two callings that
make your heart sing. You
bless and are blessed, which
is lovely and amazing!

xo Suzanne

September 4, 2013 - 7:47 am

Kerri - Good morning Paige! I love these photos! They show quite a few things:how beautiful the cuffs are, how intricate it is to make them and of course, the joy in the artisans faces! I love your passion and I am going to have to order one of these beautiful bracelets! XO

September 4, 2013 - 6:51 pm

Jill - I loved watching this. 🙂 Inspiring….. You really need to do more videos.

September 9, 2013 - 12:21 am

Mary Anne Morgan - Hi Paige,
I am a photographer in the Atlanta area also. Love what you are doing through noonday. I have been praying about finding a deeper meaner in my photography. How can I be a part of Noonday and what you are doing?

Blessings,
Mary Anne