An Interview

It’s Wednesday afternoon and Bee is down for her nap and the windows are open, and the dishwasher and laundry machines are making the most beautiful symphony of productivity and purpose, and Kelle just hit publish on a post where she interviewed me.

It’s here, if you’d like to read. She’s a kindred spirit, a beauty and truth seeker, and you perhaps might find some interesting bits in there. She has quite a knack for pulling words out of your soul, for asking the hard questions that make you tell the truth and second-guess whether that’s your truth or the truth you think you’re supposed to say, so you scratch it all and just start typing with your eyes closed.



  • The most beautiful words come out once you open your soul. That makes an interview wonderful. I guess for you wasn’t just opening your soul but also experiencing it physically.

  • You are so wise & so eloquent. I am working on many of these things (embracing contradiction in myself and others, simplifying, working out priorities, the balance of yes & no..) which is a huge reason of why I’m finding your blog so comforting to read. It’s like you take all my messy thoughts and make them beautiful without me telling you what they are or what I need to hear. I’m calling it the midwest mind connection. ;) Your “I get to” section reminded me of a lesson I learned lately through karma yoga; “spiritualizing everyday actions” with the knowledge that “we are the non-doers.” When you give up the results (to God); when you guide your mind to think “this is an offering” vs “this is tedious” it makes everything an “I get to” (even cleaning the bathroom). I’m finding it easy in theory and difficult in practice, but it’s certainly something to strive for.

    You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you.

    • Oh Eva, you are so kind. I LOVE what you’re learning lately – it’s a fascinating concept for sure. Thank you for sharing it with me!

  • I just loved this interview. I am all about odd, thinky writing that explores truth and beauty (even when the truth isn’t as cleanly beautiful as we’d like). That’s something I appreciate about your blog and Kelle’s, too, that you’re both willing to go to true places and look for the beauty. :)

  • dear erin … so nice to get to know you a bit better … as an interior designer i enjoyed reading your thoughts, and while i probably am quite meticulous i have often thought ‘i am not a typical designer’ as i always try to balance consumerism with beauty (and making a living) … thanks for sharing all your insights :)

    • Ah, thank you Dawn!!! I always love hearing from those attempting that same balance! It’s a tricky one!

  • Thank you Erin. I have no words to describe how beautifully written this was. Thank you for the light you bring to the world.

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