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}

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}

Self-Doubt {Notes from the Kind Side}

Just because the doubting voices live in your brain doesn't mean you have to listen to them. "You're not good enough." "This is not good enough." "Someone else already is doing this or could do it better." "It's too late." "I don't have time." "It won't work." "It won't matter." "Why bother." These are what … Continue reading Self-Doubt {Notes from 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}

What if? 

  Do you wonder if you could do something? Maybe you should try it. Could you run marathon? Write a book? Bake baklava? Try parkour? Plant a garden? I say no a lot: It's not the right time, I'm busy, It's not for me. With three little kids chatting my ears off and needing all the … Continue reading What if? 

Whole-list-ical (3.20.17)

Lately I've been feeling a touch resentful of life in general and how things never quite resolve. Somehow I'm only newly learning that even though life does tend to 'work out' it usuallydoesn't  happen before the next thing gets confangled and convoluted. There's nearly always something that needs to get fixed before you think life … Continue reading Whole-list-ical (3.20.17)