Go Out There And Do It


Is there something you wish was part of your life, or that you were brave enough to take on? The trouble is you only get those experiences and bravery when you reach for them!

You are on your way

I don't know where I am going, but I am on my way

I wonder what would happen if we really started believing that all the steps we take? They add up. I bet that if you keep moving slowly, inch by inch and day by day, one day you’ll wake up feeling exactly how you’ve been hoping you would feel. I bet it would be even better than what you’re imagining for yourself now. It won’t be like that every day because we’re only human, but some days would be good, and every now and then you’d have a day that just shimmers with greatness.

Sometimes we get so caught up in waiting for the end results that we miss the moment in front of us, but it counts & you count too.

What you seek is seeking you

What You Are Seeking Is You

What if your best life is out there looking for you, hoping to bump into you at the grocery story or after yoga class? What if it doesn’t care if you’re not wearing makeup, or if you said the wrong thing or should have replied to that email yesterday? What if it it was bring magnetically drawn to your unique you-ness and was hoping to coax you out of your shell and into you greatness?

Something about living in a small city makes it easier to see the connections between people. How when you make a positive connection with a like minded person, in the right place at the right time, you can propel yourself forward in the story line that you half imagined for your life by leaps and bounds. As all small towns do, it can also crystallize how relationships or situations that don’t serve you can slowly pull you into a life that doesn’t fit your heart, which can make linger on forever in the worst way.

Be Soft

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” Kurt Vonnegut

This has been a hard week for the world, and I’ve seen a lot of people feeling profoundly shaken. And rightly so. I’ve also seen an overwhelming amount of love and support pouring out from strangers to emergency relief and to those in need. My husband is a runner and we travel to races for him now, just like so many other families out there do. So much is luck and happenstance that it’s hard to know what to do with that knowledge.

Interview Alert: I’m talking with (& about!) Your Super Awesome Life

Whew! I thought that I was going to have lots of time to post last week before my trip to California for the Stratejoy Elevate Mastermind kick off weekend retreat, and life picked me up and swept me away. The retreat was incredible (since how could a spa weekend in California with soulful, hilarious women who want to make the next year their best ever not be amazing??) and I have a re-cap post brewing complete with more pictures that you can shake a stick at.

In the mean time, yesterday I was hanging out with Ashley at Your Super Awesome Life, talking about what my version of a super awesome life looks like, how I became my own boss and carved out online work, and what living with intention means to me. We also dream up changes for the world and imagine who would play me in the movie of my life.

Five (Powerful!) Little Words

In case you’re having trouble finding clarity today, this might help find your inner compass and take your next big step.

Squash that negative little voice inside your head,

The creative power of good feelings


photo: mau by milena guell

“In my experience, if you steer clear of dogma and muster up more love than you thought you had to give, then your vitality increases, satisfaction sets in, sweetness surfaces.

Birthday Thoughts on Creating

I don’t usually share videos here, but Neil Gaiman is an author I love and his advice to the University of the Arts class of 2012 is charming and a must watch. It’s also (I think) a really down to earth & relatable take on manifesting (he calls it pretending), working hard, confidence, and being a working freelancer- which are all things that have become a huge part of my life over the past few years.

Today is my birthday, and I’m so thankful to be spending it working with web design clients and in the company of so many inspiring friends. This last year has been more wonderful than I could have imagined, and I can’t wait to see what the next holds.

What I Wish I Knew: Passion

This post is part of the “What I Wish I Knew” series being hosted by Ashley at Your Super Awesome Life- a new site dedicated to helping teen girls live a life that they love. Ashley has rounded up an inspiring ground of women is asking us what we wish we knew about all different parts of life when we were teenagers, and I’m excited to be sharing a post about passion.

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