Take a Break {Notes from the Kind Side}

The week before last the kids and I went with my parents to the beach while Israel and the dog stayed home. I planned to keep doing my 100 day projects because that's kind of the point of the whole project, and really these things are just for fun, right? But despite the apparent casual … Continue reading Take a Break {Notes from the Kind Side}

Nothing to Prove {The Kind Side}

You are worth more than the things you make. You're not going to run out of ideas. It is not a race. And most likely, no matter what you make, you'll still feel compelled to make something else. And that's a good thing. We are made in the image of the Creator God so it … Continue reading Nothing to Prove {The Kind Side}

How will it turn out {The Kind Side}

Sometimes it's hard to choose which path to take or how hard to try or to know if you should be investing in one thing or another thing. Progress is nearly always less obvious than you think it should be and it's hard to tell which pursuit is actually going to make a difference in … Continue reading How will it turn out {The Kind Side}

Some Creative Side-Stepping {The Kind Side}

Some days you're just not going to want to do the work you set out to do. I have yet to figure out a perfect solution. But today I decided I'm not forcing the work to fit into the expected box. (So far so good. I'm typing. It's working. haha) On Mondays, I've been posting … Continue reading Some Creative Side-Stepping {The Kind Side}

Your Sink Doesn’t Care. It’s Ok. {The Kind Side}

So your kitchen is messy. Ok. It is no problem. So you're sitting on a chair lounging and wishing you didn't have to clean all the while feeling guilty because your husband is working in the other room. I mean hypothetically. It is still not a problem. Do you want to have a clean kitchen? … Continue reading Your Sink Doesn’t Care. It’s Ok. {The Kind Side}

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}