At the end of last year, I made a list of goals I wanted to achieve for 2017. After neglecting myself most of 2016, I wanted to ensure that I spent the coming year taking care of myself. One of the ways I love to practice self-care is to read. I wanted to create a… Continue reading What I’ve Read (so far in 2017)
image via When I met my husband seven years ago I was at my weakest. I was broken hearted and my dreams had recently been shattered. I was fearful of the future, the unknown, what (and who) I would become. He loved me anyway, let me know that it wasn't a career that made me… Continue reading Strands of Gold
Reading: This book is on the suggested reading for The Year of Creativity theme of play. It has been on my to read list for a while now. It has so many good nuggets of wisdom, I am taking away so much from it. Listening: This podcast on the (formerly) Grit and Glitter Co podcast was really interesting. Tiffany… Continue reading Reading, Writing, Listening 6
You stare at your blank notebooks and think you don’t have anything of substance to say. You stare at a blank screen and think your voice isn’t needed. You want to give up, to quit, to go back to thinking you aren’t the creative type, that you can’t be a writer. But something keeps you from walking away.
Happy July! I can't believe how quickly we are flying through 2017. We are officially 4 months away from my baby girl turning 2 (her golden birthday)! It is so hard to believe! I am working on figuring out a rhythm for my writing practice, so that is my main focus for July. My other… Continue reading July Goals
Reading: Finishing Chasing Slow. This has been one of my favorite books I've read this year so far. I'm having a hard time picking what book to read next. I think it may be between this or this. Listening: I really enjoyed this conversation on Katie Dalebout's podcast. Her insights on being enough and writing were inspiring. Writing: You are coming into yourself,… Continue reading Reading, Writing, Listening 5
I don’t give myself enough credit as a mom. I don’t acknowledge how capable I am or that there is enough grace to cover the fear that hangs heavy on my shoulders.
What I want to give up, what I need to give up is the fear, the doubt, the perfectionism that clouds my way, makes everything foggy, makes me want to crawl into a hole and hide until the sun comes back out. This is what I want to give up, what I need to do without.
Reading: This book by Erin Loechner is rocking my world. She is a favorite blogger of mine and I love her writing style. Finished this book (it's a quick read. Stuff I already know, but always need a reminder of). Listening: This episode of Dear Daughters podcast. This episode of the Grit and Glitter podcast with the editor of Holl… Continue reading Reading, Writing, Listening 4
I don’t want to let fear win, I don’t want the inner critic to get the last word. I want to believe in myself. I want to stay where it feels uncomfortable and find a way to be comfortable