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}

Better {Five Minute Friday}

Five Minute Friday is five minutes of free writing on a specific word. Just for fun and practice and getting past the fear of not posting something long or perfect. Here's mine for today on the word 'better'. If I want to become a better writer this year what does that even mean? More creative? … Continue reading Better {Five Minute Friday}

Magic key to creativity? {Whole Together Family 9/31}

Today was a roundabout day. It started late last night as I was trying to fumble together some words to post. I did, but I didn't. I wrote, but nothing was working well. By that point I was too tired to tell if I was just being picky or if I should just call it … Continue reading Magic key to creativity? {Whole Together Family 9/31}

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}

Rain {Five Minute Friday and a writerly opportunity}

As far as I remember, it has rained all of once in the last three months. The sidewalk chalk was gradually wearing off scuff by little scuff. One of our trees seems to have chosen to let a few leaves go by the wayside. Hopefully those parts of the tree will just come back next … Continue reading Rain {Five Minute Friday and a writerly opportunity}

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}