list inspired by keri smith.

Today I just want to be able to take my husband’s advice for once — to keep my head down and carry on — and for that to be enough.

I want to stand in nature. For hours and hours. Maybe days.

I want to make art without fear.

I want to stop feeling lost and start seeing what is found. Right here in today.

(straight stole this one from keri): I want to forget about all those things that “need doing” for a time, and “put my ear down next to my soul” and listen to what it really wants.

I want to celebrate imperfection rather than strive for perfection.

Today I want to tap into what’s real. Like realer than real. For real.

what do you want today?


  1. kristin · January 24, 2011

    this is powerful.
    i find myself nodding to so much of this.
    may you sit in the real today.

  2. Rachael Levy · January 24, 2011

    “I want to make art without fear.”

    Did you doodle a sketch on Keri Smith’s site and leave it?

  3. georgia · January 25, 2011

    much of the same.

  4. Melissa · January 25, 2011

    I’m not sure that I’ve ever read anything that fits my own feelings at precisely the exact moment more than this post at this point in time.

    Thank you.

  5. sheri · January 25, 2011

    thanks, all. thanks for reading and leaving these lovely responses.

  6. Phoebe · January 26, 2011

    I very much want to do all these things, AND come to peace with a today that will not be like that.

  7. Cindy Ellen · February 13, 2011

    Listen to the soul – something probably none of us do enough of and what should take a priority ranking over most other things. Except food and shelter, of course. And love. Always need the love. But if you listen to the soul, love is there.

    Thanks for sharing that comment. Made my day.

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