Blank Space

Writing a blog isn’t as glamorous as you might think.

(If you think it’s glamorous at all, that is).

And I have to admit, most days I have a blank space where my post should be. I just can’t think of anything to write and it gets really frustrating.

So I stare out the window, or I do dishes, or I read, or I do just about anything else to help jog my brain.

I’ve trained my brain to write “dailey” for a few years now so I do eventually come up with something.

But I want to let you know that if something isn’t working for you right now, it doesn’t mean you won’t get to it. It’s okay to have a blank space or page where your next idea, or solution, or question should be.

Blankness is where everyone begins.



I’ll Never Know If I Don’t Try

My friend Marnie wrote me a letter today and in it she said the title phrase. She was talking about planting tomato seeds but I’m thinking this phrase contains volumes and multitudes within it.

Think of all you’ve accomplished within the last few weeks, or the last day, or the last hour. Think about how overwhelming and scary it was to start. But lean into how good it feels to have finished. And you would have never known you could do it if you didn’t try it.

The problem is our minds tell us we can’t do something to try and evade failure. But failure is a part of everything we do. We’reĀ supposedĀ to fail if we want to get better. That’s the only way to go about it.

So, when you’re doubting yourself, remember that you’ll never know if you don’t try. And if you’re not trying something, you’ll never learn anything new. From planting tomato seeds to writing a novel, it all begins with trying.