what makes my life better.

i’ve learned over and over and over again that life is so much better when i do the things i know i should do. when i don’t settle for what is easiest or most efficient or least scary. sometimes i guess i just relinquish myself to apathy and find myself reacting to things rather that […]

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Katie PerkesApril 20, 2011 - 11:01 pm

Oh dear. I know how you are feeling oh-too-well.
In fact, I am feeling it lately too!
But I’ll tell you why I think it happens.

To REMEMBER the things that truly do matter most.
I know how easily it is get bogged down by the world.
Feeling envious over other photographer’s amazing work.
Reading way more blogs than verses in my scriptures.
Spending more time on my computer than with my husband.
I could go ON and on.

Thankfully for ruts, so they get us back on track and back in balance!

Even if it takes one or a few emotional breakdowns to get us there. :)

Tara SiddowayApril 21, 2011 - 8:45 am

I also think you need to add to your to-do list: Invite the Siddoways over. :) But I get what you’re saying! Sometimes it’s just simple things like scripture study and some exercise that really gets us up. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise to us when we take care of our spiritual bodies and physical bodies that we feel better. It’s like Heavenly Father planned it that way or something. :) If you need an exercising buddy, I am free. Doing something with people helps keep me more motivated!

why i blog

“‘so why does our writing matter, again?’ they ask. because of the spirit, i say. because of the heart. writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. they deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. when writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and […]

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Chelsea LewisFebruary 10, 2011 - 8:05 pm

kristin. i love your blog because through reading it, i feel like i know you more than i actually do on an in person level. it is because of your blog that i felt instantly comfortable with going on a 5 day trip with you (and the other fantastic girls!) to wppi. it is because of that comfort that i referred ashly to you to shoot her wedding and am excited to shoot it with you.

it’s perfect. =)

LindseyFebruary 10, 2011 - 9:15 pm

I feel the same way, that I never know exactly what to share. I tend to have different ideas of what I should share after I read someone else’s blog which means I tend to conform. But this post is completely honest, I should just share what I have to say and anyone is welcome to read it. I always enjoy your blog. Thanks :)

emFebruary 11, 2011 - 8:04 am

i feel the same way too. i want my blog to be like my journal, so i can look back and always know what i did and what i was thinking about at that time in my life. but sometimes i get caught up in making my blog like another blog and i’m not posting like i originally wanted or i too think about what those 12 followers of mine will want to read about or think of my post and i must impress them. just keep your blog real and how you want it to bed. those really interested in your blog will stay around.

SaraFebruary 11, 2011 - 11:46 am

I love your blog! Don’t change a thing. P.S. I showed my mom your first birth story video (after assuring her that I was NOT pregnant) and maybe we both shed a tear or two.