Hi, I’m Bethany. Welcome to Cloistered Away, a collection and journal from my life and work. Here, I share writings, photographs, and other snippets influencing me as a mother, woman, and follower of Jesus. Although I write on a host of subjects, I always hope to draw attention to the beauty of the ordinary and simple. I currently reside in a small Texas town with my husband and four imaginative children, whom I homeschool. I have been a contributor at Spilled Milk, Little ZooeyMagazine, Wild+Free magazine, and several blogs and currently work as a professional photographer with my sister at Fidelis Studio. Thank you for stopping by! I love to hear from readers, so feel welcome to leave a comment or drop me an email.