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}

Called to Create {Some Rambling and a Book Review}

Day 29 of my 100 day project has contained a hefty handful of self-doubt and why-am-I-even-doing this. Because sometimes making stuff that lives on the internet feels fairly pointless, but also entertaining that kind of existential doubt isn't really worth my while. Because I can spend my time doubting whether or not I should spend … Continue reading Called to Create {Some Rambling and a Book Review}

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}

Just Five Things {the kind side}

Notes of creative encouragement: It's ok not to know why you're drawn to these creative projects. You don't have to explain it to anyone. Be free to do the things that call to you and ignore the things that don't. Explore! It's ok to be a beginner. You belong right here.  Just because what you're doing … Continue reading Just Five Things {the kind side}

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}