it matters {the kind side}

For when you're not sure your creative endeavor matters: It's ok to do something only for you. I find myself constantly getting lost in other people's priorities for my time instead of taking a moment to decide what would be the most important for me. I get to choose what is important for me to … Continue reading it matters {the kind side}

Woman {Five Minute Friday}

Woman. That is what I am. Though I shrink to hear the way the word is sometimes used to manipulate, control, and order. I am woman. But I am also free and strong and here. I believe myself capable of many things. At times the weight of 'woman' pulls me under my capability. I should … Continue reading Woman {Five Minute Friday}

choose a simple start {the kind side}

For when perfection, or just wanting to get it right the first try, is stopping you from trying something: It doesn't have to be perfect. Sometimes it is too easy to skip doing something all together or putting something off indefinitely because you're worried it's not going to be good enough. But just a reminder: … Continue reading choose a simple start {the kind side}

You’re not too late {the kind side}

You're late. It's ok. You can still start. You can still participate. You can still proceed. It's no big deal. Other people started before you, don't let that keep you from jumping in. You are not too late. This thing you are starting IS for people like you who forget and also have lives outside … Continue reading You’re not too late {the kind side}

Done and Free {Five Minute Friday}

I'm done. Done wondering if I'm allowed to do this or that or if I can. Instead I'll be thinking about how I will and what goes on under the surface of pursuing this or that or that or the other. Done with expectations based on cultural stereotypes and "this-is-how-you-should's. I'm done telling myself I can't … Continue reading Done and Free {Five Minute Friday}