Walk through the door {The Kind Side}

Each little moment of your life is planned and held. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it as you are bumping through your everyday, tripping over details you thought you had figured out, or questioning yourself or your people. But every now and then the moments come together and a step you have been hoping to … Continue reading Walk through the door {The Kind Side}

When your projects get FOMO {The Kind Side}

You may not have time to do a lot of everything you want to do, but doing a little bit is possible. Conversely doing a little bit of everything is not a viable way to live your life. Choose what is most important. Give it some extra energy and momentum. See where it goes. It … Continue reading When your projects get FOMO {The Kind Side}

Go for it. {The Kind Side}

It's ok to slow down and it is ok to speed up with all the creative things you're doing. You don't have to meet anyone else's expectations or even your own. Sometimes life requires more, sometimes it allows for more, sometimes it just is more and you need a break. Revel in your own life. … Continue reading Go for it. {The Kind Side}

Even if your heart beats a little faster. {The Kind Side}

Just because you have an emotional reaction to something doesn't mean it is the right or wrong thing to do. Maybe you feel scared that it won't work, anxious that you might fail, uncertain you chose right, or nervous you won't be able to do it. These are feelings, but they don't get to tell … Continue reading Even if your heart beats a little faster. {The Kind Side}

Three Things About Your Story {The Kind Side}

Life is full of crazy happenings. Sometimes they redirect and repurpose your life and you can see what's going on, but sometimes you get to sit with the weird and difficult and just wonder about the rest of the plot. The way we see what happens now may not be the way we tell the … Continue reading Three Things About Your Story {The Kind Side}

Five Ways to get Unstuck on a Blah Day {The Kind Side}

Last Monday I got bogged down. And Tuesday I had a bogged down hangover. That's a thing right? Today is Wednesday and I was still feeling a little glum because of it, but I had writing on the schedule. So here I am. Writing words. Even if you have nice specific goals, sometimes especially if … Continue reading Five Ways to get Unstuck on a Blah Day {The Kind Side}

The grace of inconsequential beginnings {Notes from the Kind Side}

Sometimes when you are learning something new it is tempting to wish you could skip the learning stage. Maybe you're not as practiced as you would like. You're not becoming skilled as quickly as you might like. You don't have enough people interested in the work you are doing. Frustrating, maybe, but don't let this … Continue reading The grace of inconsequential beginnings {Notes from the Kind Side}

You don’t have to keep up {Notes from the Kind Side}

I always want to jump in with all the plans: Write 31 days? I'm in! NaNoWrimo? If I had any sort of idea for a novel and maybe a touch more time you can bet I'd try it. The 100 Day Project? Yes, of course! This project started as my 100 day project last summer. … Continue reading You don’t have to keep up {Notes from the Kind Side}