Monday, November 3, 2014


There is an innate desire in all of us to be known, to be heard, to be understood.  So speak.  Act.  Tell your story.  

But do not share for the hope of notoriety or fame.  Share because you want to connect.  Because you want your story to be out there in the world, mixing with all the other stories.

Others will value your story, but it will never be as important to anyone else as it is to you.  And that's ok.  That's how it should be, because it is yours.

It is written in your daydreams, your memories, your deep desires that no one else will quite understand.

Don't be surprised, though, when your secret wishes are shared by others, too.  Writing a book, quitting your job to craft and blog all day.  It doesn't take away from your wanting to realize that others aspire to the same things as you.  Even if it may feel like it does.

You probably will never be the next big thing.  I leave the word "probably" in there, because of course you should keep that yearning and childlike excitement that anything is possible.  Keep telling yourself it is.  The other option is too depressing.

Do not expect "likes" to validate where you are and where you are going.  They are wonderful and will make you smile, but you have to find that inner peace and take them for what they are.

Be as confident as you can in your path.  Know that some decisions are merely guesses in the dark and just pick an option.  For some it will be right, and for others it will appear to be wrong.  In the grand scheme of things, though, it really doesn't matter.  You'll figure out how to make the best of whatever situation is thrown at you.

And lastly, be able to climb out of the weeds and give yourself credit for how far you've come and what you've accomplished.  Compare yourself to you and no one else.


I'm linking up with Meg's Mingle Monday today:)


  1. What a nice post! Very positive and a great reminder for all of us!

  2. Beautifully written Kari. CJ xx

  3. I love how this is written and I love how it ends, comparison is definitely the thief of joy.

  4. Well said, girl! I love that you said likes do not validate who you are. This is so true, and so important to remember in the blogging world!

  5. Needed to read this today- so beautiful and TRUE, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. Great post, Kari! I love the picture from this post! I also love all of Maisy Mae's pictures and your Tulip style! :) Let's get together soon!

  7. This "Little Talk" hit a chord, thank you!

  8. I am blown away by these words right now! Thank you for such an honest and beautiful post!

    xo Jana

  9. This is such an inspiring post! Love it :) And this: "It is written in your daydreams, your memories, your deep desires that no one else will quite understand." -- I couldn't agree more with this. Our stories are often written out in daydreams, and we need to have the bravery to share that to connect with others!

  10. Well said! "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle..."

    The Clean Project


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