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}

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}

It might not be exactly how you pictured, do it anyway. #the100dayproject

I got to today and realized today is day 11 of my challenge. It's felt fairly easy and nearly problem free. I've written things each day as planned. I took Sunday off as planned. And I'm still writing things as planned. But today on this little day, I'm thinking I coulda-shoulda put out things that … Continue reading It might not be exactly how you pictured, do it anyway. #the100dayproject

The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman {Book Review}

"No matter the choice you make today or in the future, Jesus is with you. He has gone before you. And he will remain with you no matter the result."The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman. Page 102 The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions by Emily P. Freeman … Continue reading The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman {Book Review}

Next Up: #The100DayProject

I'm always up for a good project or challenge. Last year, I participated in the project in a quiet way. It took longer than 100 days to get my 100 days in, but I did it. I filled a small note card nearly every day with some words I needed to hear that day. This … Continue reading Next Up: #The100DayProject

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}