When Your Heart Is Working Overtime

"Kiddo, your cheeks are so red," I say, brushing my fingers gently over the almost perfectly round spots that have developed after a day of windy bike riding, running, chasing, and occasionally dressing up as Spiderman or Green Lantern. Today has been one for the books, one of the best that we've had collectively in a while. Raising five children ranging from five years old to thirteen years old is no walk in the park. Often, if three out of five are having a good day, then we get to count that as a collective win. 

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The Right Words in the Right Order

Recently, I visited one of the art teachers in my building to ask her some questions about the set up for my Creative Writing Class (She makes amazing art! Check her out here!) While I was there, I was enamored by the creative art making that was happening all around the room. She was adding handles to beautiful mugs that she had made, there were learners making what looked like clay sculptures, and there was one learner at the wheel. 

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Progress Over Perfection

2022 is going to be all about progress instead of being all about the goals. Typically, I live by the end result, and -more often than I like to admit- I stall out somewhere on my path towards the goal. And maybe it isn't stalling out... Maybe it's getting distracted by something different. Maybe it's fear of failure. Maybe it's fear in general. Whether it is fear that causes distraction or just distraction in general, I live like this in almost all aspects of my life. 

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