Sylvia Hall

creative/entrepreneur

And not But

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The snow is so beautiful this morning. The kids are thrilled. The coffee is hot. The fire is on. The one thing we ‘had’ to do has been officially cancelled. 


I’ve been getting some signals that it’s a worthy pursuit to slow down.

But my creativity has been amped lately.

Waaay on the up and up.

Bustling with ideas and ah-has. 

Wait. Let me try that again:

I’ve been getting some signals that it’s a worthy pursuit to slow down.

AND my creativity has been amped lately.

Waaay on the up and up.

Bustling with ideas and ah-has. 


Slowing down and creating loads of work are not opposing concepts.

Maybe they go together perfectly.

-Sylvia

The Way the Brain Works

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Today I have done many things.

(Now my brain is going back and forth… should I bore them (you, my lovely reader) with the things I have done? Does that provide insight or is that annoying? (Or, worse, ‘braggadocious?' ;)


Yet… my brain tries to look for more things I need to do.


'Not now, brain,' I say. 'You have done enough of the things.'


’There are more things!’  my brain eagerly replies.


'There will always be more things,' I retort. ‘For now, let’s just not do a thing. OK?'


That’s the thing about doing things. 


You get in the mode of doing things and then you look for more things to do.


The brain loves habits (it’s efficient). And the brain loves problems, because problems gives it a job. It is a problem-finding machine.

The brain will look to solve whatever we direct it towards.


So, right now, I choose to direct my mind towards relaxing and basking in my accomplishments.

I choose to relish in my achievements.

I choose to swim in the glory of having done some important things, with nothing more I “need” to do (at least for the next 10 minutes).


The assignment I give to my brain: Appreciate. Appreciate yourself and your efforts.


xo,
Sylvia 

This Blue Sky

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blue kansas city sky

What did we do today?

Well, after typing out a bit of it, I realized: my highly personal kids would likely prefer I not share all of this. Or any of it, really.

And therein lies the personal blogging block I’ve had for some time.

When I first started blogging, my son was in the womb, and daughter was just an idea. ;)

I could write whatever with little consequence!

Now, so much of what I write and experience is about me as a mom, navigating these mucky waters. Growing a business is a breeze, compared to growing children in this world.

And I wonder: is there a way to cathartically share my own experiences without exposing the people who want to stay out of the lime light?

I’ve been back at it with daily writing in my journal but every time I think of “firing up” my personal blog again, I feel a certain energy of excitement.

Is it just nostalgia? Or is it another one of those nudges, guiding me along the path?

They sky today isn’t blue at all. But on the day I took this photo it was, and hopefully soon, it will be again.

Sylvia