DAY 5 IN THE “JUST DO TH/A DAMN THING” SERIES

One Amazon reviewer: “Don’t let your wife read #1.” 😂

I don’t love ranking things, so I will say that Untamed and Everything is Spiritual were *probably* the best two reads for me, but the rest are not in order, just numbered for ease of reading. Emoji key is at the end.

1. Untamed by Glennon Doyle 😭😭 💣 ✨ 🤗

A comforting and electrifying read. The audiobook (or…

DAY 4 IN THE “JUST DO TH/A DAMN THING” SERIES

Anyone else feeling *less* anxious?

The first few weeks of quarantine were magical, the manifestation of my desires. Last year, imagining my dream life meant picturing my husband and me side-by-side on the couch, him writing code and me writing articles and books. Now that we are legally both required to work from home (and…

DAY 3.5 IN THE “JUST DO TH/A DAMN THING” SERIES

Spoiler alert: failure doesn’t define you

90% perfect and shared with the world always changes more lives than 100% perfect and stuck in your head. I’m not gonna strive just to be done, and I’m not gonna strive for perfect. I’m gonna strive for great. — Jon Acuff

Of course this is true. Furthermore, I don’t…

ENFP idealism at its finest: my wedding felt too large to be constrained by practical considerations.

I got married six months ago. One low point of the planning process was crying in my bathroom after a makeup trial, looking like a clown who wanted some romantic attention. I felt hideous, humiliated to be seen by my matron of honor who was there for (much needed) moral…

DAY 3 IN THE “JUST DO TH/A DAMN THING” SERIES

I simply listened to what my body had to say.

This COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down.

For many, that means increased daily anxiety. For me, staying at home with my husband has meant an incredible sense of spaciousness, peace, and motivation. But before this interruption to regularly scheduled life, I was struggling. …

Day 2 in the “Just Do Th/A Damn Thing” Series

Practical help I wish I had years ago.

It’s happened more times than I can count: some trigger (such as an unkind or confrontational retort) instantly causes my stomach to drop. Suddenly, my whole body is awash in intense emotion. Uh-oh. How to move forward?

I know what not to do. Don’t drown it in alcohol or take…

In Which I Attempt to Develop an Action Bias

I am afraid of success.

Wait! You’re not supposed to say that. I know how words work. I just read about this; you’re inviting whatever follows, “I am,” into your life.

Take two.

I am on the road to my best life.

There’s a fine line between relatable and pathetic…

Karin H

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