beginnings

on my walk with oona this morning

in the middle of the road 

was a broken beginning of a tree branch

in the wild rain last night 

it must’ve broken off

it was soft, tender, new

the leaves had not yet unfurled

 

it made me think about new ideas

new projects

beginnings

 

sometimes it may be useful to keep them protected for a while

and by protected

for me

i mean private, quiet, gestating

give them the time they need to unfurl

to establish roots before they are exposed to the world

 

just toying with this notion

 

i have both a visionary and a detailed step by step mind

so i tend to have that whole

tree

unfurled, grown, making tree friends

creating tree networks

creating a consortium for new ways to protect their roots

a creative campaign that involves

floating

treehouses

it becomes a global movement

and then that tender idea

is spent

it grew up before its time

 

i am going to play with the notion

of holding some ideas close

nurturing them tenderly

quietly

gasp

even privately

 

not every idea will be born

i have way too many ideas for that

but

i like the idea of holding it softly

it’s new

it’s tender

it may or may not make it

and that doesn't really matter

it's about tenderness, spaciousness

as a way of holding something 

The 100 Day Project

24 days ago I joined the lovely and talented Elle Luna and The Great Discontent's Instagram exciting challenge: The 100 Day Project. Because I'm a math wizard, I can tell you that I am 24% into my project, and  I'm L O V I N G it.

I committed to making a Vididitty ( a wee little video) a day for, yep, 100 days. This has pushed me to tap into something for which I've been longing. It has pushed me to make something and share it even when my small self (that self invested in playing it safe and remaining invisible) made up excuses of why I couldn't or shouldn't complete my daily Vididitty. It has also connected me to a new community of talented, generous, fun, lovely people.

This project is in conjunction with Elle's launch of her book, The Crossroads of Should and Must.

The timing is very synchronistic for me. My life is speaking to me, and I am listening.

I'm feeling grateful for this big world wide web and creative souls like Elle.

 

Baby Steps

Are there things you wish you could get yourself to do? Like, think nicer thoughts about yourself? Or learn the sign language alphabet? How about filing receipts?

You may enjoy tiny habits. It works for me. Try it and let me know how you liked it, or if you didn't.

Smooches.

http://tinyhabits.com/