Less than 3 questions

Less than 3 questions

what will you ask of yourself today?

How many things are you doing right now?
…too many?

How many things are you doing right now?

…too many?

what did I learn from the #minstour that I couldn’t learn from the web? people who live with intentionality have a look of focus, care, and interest. no matter how many times they’ve seen or heard the same or similar things, they value each experience. i want to sport that look. @theminimalists (at Schuler Books)

what did I learn from the #minstour that I couldn’t learn from the web? people who live with intentionality have a look of focus, care, and interest. no matter how many times they’ve seen or heard the same or similar things, they value each experience. i want to sport that look. @theminimalists (at Schuler Books)

what happens when you open yourself up to magic? it shows up. every day. somedays in dozens of ways. somedays a single burst of beautiful intensity. yesterday that burst was being unexpectedly introduced to @the_bergamot at the #minstour . one magic moment and a new favorite band. @thebergamotmusic (at Schuler Books)

what happens when you open yourself up to magic? it shows up. every day. somedays in dozens of ways. somedays a single burst of beautiful intensity. yesterday that burst was being unexpectedly introduced to @the_bergamot at the #minstour . one magic moment and a new favorite band. @thebergamotmusic (at Schuler Books)

Back from a bit of a forced hiatus due to some serious storms that took out our power.  The good news is that the time without power allowed me to dive into this one deep…
How well are you loving those in your life?

Back from a bit of a forced hiatus due to some serious storms that took out our power.  The good news is that the time without power allowed me to dive into this one deep…

How well are you loving those in your life?

Going a little deeper…but I know y’all can handle it as your responses to:
Do you believe things can done without effort? and Where does creativity come from? have shown.
So, as promised Venn diagram style…
What happens where those overlap?

Going a little deeper…but I know y’all can handle it as your responses to:

Do you believe things can done without effort? and Where does creativity come from? have shown.

So, as promised Venn diagram style…

What happens where those overlap?

Your answers were so thoughtful on the last question!  They’ve got me on a thread.  So…
Where does creativity come from?
Anyone else feel a venn diagram coming on?

Your answers were so thoughtful on the last question!  They’ve got me on a thread.  So…

Where does creativity come from?

Anyone else feel a venn diagram coming on?

Do you believe that things can get done without effort?

Do you believe that things can get done without effort?

is it better to fall in the water or run into a tree?

What do you think? If you’re a 32 year-old woman (whose pale legs have clearly never properly seen the light of day) trying standup paddle boarding (SUPing) for the first time with a cute young instructor, is it better to fall into the water or run your 12 foot paddle board straight into a tree? I went with the latter. Not sure it was the best choice, but I did have a small branch “souvenir” remaining on my board when I was done to commemorate the embarrassing experience. Either way, I can’t be down about it because I had a freaking awesome time.

I want to surf. From the moment I saw the freedom and unpredictability of a person, a board, and a wave I craved that that feeling. Society would have me believe people who surf are super tanned, super toned, super cool people in Florida, California and Hawaii. I am none of those things. Each year that passes I become less of those things…unless more freckles = more tan.

I also lack a certain amount of coordination. Namely hand/eye. My cousin, Erin, knowing this, suggested I ease my way into the sport. I took her advice and decided to try out standup paddle boarding.

The good news is that my home state of Michigan has a growing surf culture. We claim ourselves as the 3rd coast and are launching ourselves onto the Great Lakes with gusto. The bad news is that said culture still seems primarily reserved for the super cool and super tanned in our midst, including the staff of the surf shop where I signed up to take my first lesson.

With their help I relearned an important lesson. You can’t judge a book by its cover. In their case, being young, cool, and tan didn’t make them any less kind, helpful, and supportive. In mine, being older, pasty, and clearly a mom doesn’t make me any less adventurous, willing, or fun.

I caught an amazing interview on the importance of play this week.  That along with running through the zoo and a couple of other new experiences (more soon) has got me wondering…
How do you play?

I caught an amazing interview on the importance of play this week.  That along with running through the zoo and a couple of other new experiences (more soon) has got me wondering…

How do you play?

when did we stop running through the zoo?

I ran through the zoo yesterday.  Careening down wooden walk ways and past bewildered adults.  They didn’t make those faces as my kids sped past in a fit of giggles.  Why the confused judgy eyes for me?  

Luckily they were a blur as I jogged past, my eyes slits from laughing harder than I have in months.  

When I finally caught up with my 8 year old he HELD MY HAND and and said, “That’s the first time you’ve run with us through the zoo.” 

"I know baby, " I said.  "I don’t know why but it won’t be the last."

A little time to envision has got me wondering…
What is your dream project?

A little time to envision has got me wondering…

What is your dream project?

Are you willing to push yourself to an edge so you know what feels too far?
Are you willing to go over an edge?

Are you willing to push yourself to an edge so you know what feels too far?

Are you willing to go over an edge?

Who was the last person to inspire you?
Have you told them?

Who was the last person to inspire you?

Have you told them?

Who have others told you you are?
Who are you really?

Who have others told you you are?

Who are you really?

If you don’t know where you stand, can you move forward?

If you don’t know where you stand, can you move forward?