Hello and WELCOME to The Sweet Spot blog! I'm Dawn Herring, and I thought I’d write a bit of an introduction so you know what to expect in this space and give you some context as to why I’m using this new term, The Sweet Spot.
Of course, the sweet spot is a common term used to describe when you’re hitting something right where you want it. It’s like a perfect alignment.
In the past year, as I’ve been spending more time offline in my office, with my family, and with my creative pursuits, I have found myself thinking about the importance of recognizing when something is really working for me and align with it fully.
In conversations I’ve had with friends and family, I found myself desiring to see them do the same thing; and I began to reference it as Finding Your Sweet Spot of Self Care. Meaning, knowing what keeps you in a good place and making space for those things every day.
And that can look different for each person, since no one is exactly alike—which makes everything more interesting, doesn’t it?
So, what works for me, may not work for another. Respecting where each person comes from and what works for them is part of the essence of finding that Sweet Spot, for myself and for others.
I don’t know why, but when I see another in that Sweet Spot and they tell me about it, it just thrills me and I am delighted. Especially since inevitably, we are sharing in that sweetness together. Which is what a really delightful community looks like!
So I kept repeating this 'finding your sweet spot of self care' pretty regularly. It just sort of rolled off my tongue effortlessly and it sounded smooth with all that alliteration thrown in. Ha! (I love how that works with words; don’t you?)
Back in the spring of 2020, when Covid-19 hit, I was finding myself needing that Sweet Spot more than ever; and I noticed this comprised several elements for me:
They were ESSENTIAL. They were SIMPLE. And they were SATISFYING. (You can read more about that on the Home Page.)
Another observation was how they felt: calming, comforting, aligning.
Don’t we all need that right now!?
So, over time, I began to consider sharing about what is Sweet for me. (You can get my 7 Favorite Sweet Spots here.)
Thus, the idea for this new blog, The Sweet Spot!
Prior to this blog, I had been sharing some of what I mention here, but more with a focus toward Art and Journaling with JOY as a focus. (You can still access al that goodness at Refresh Daily here.)
But here, at The Sweet Spot, I want to emphasize the gentle, calming aspect of what a Sweet Spot can be for me, what it feels like and why it matters. I so look forward to chatting about how I’m Keepin’ It Sweet, and I do hope you’ll share how you are too!
Another note: When I first decided to add The Sweet Spot to my way of Communicating with my friends, I considered hosting a newsletter by the same name. But when I encountered the same structure and necessities that go into a newsletter, I decided it was no longer Sweet for me to do so. I love the writing, but not the rest. So, instead, I will simply be sharing here on The Sweet Spot blog.
Also, I wanted to emphasize my focus of living off line; thus my time spent on social media will be limited. I’ll be posting there so I can share the word with you, my friends, but the best way to communicate is either by leaving a comment below which I will reply to or by emailing me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply when I am able; I appreciate your patience! I do look forward to hearing from you and how You’re Keepin’ It Sweet!
And one more thing: Previously, I had offered two resources for journaling enthusiasts who opted to subscribe to my newsletters. One was The Art of Journaing Toolbox and the other was The Art of Journaling Prompt Play Book. I appreciated those who signed up to receive these resources when I was offering a newsletter. Now that I am no longer hosting one, I am providing those resources right here on my website! Yay! Just go to my Resources page, and you can choose which one you’d like, and you will be taken to the appropriate page. Just be sure to read the Disclaimer before using each one if you haven’t already received it in the past.
Well, I’ve enjoyed telling My Sweet Spot Story! And this is just the beginning. So be sure to check back regularly for future posts where I share how I’m Keepin’ It Sweet! Of course it’s every sweeter when we share it together in community!
Hi. I'm Dawn Herring. Here at The Sweet Spot I love writing about how I'm keeping it sweet with music, song writing, cartooning, doodling, watercolor painting, movie watching and book reading. My goal is to share what feels really sweet to me and why. Perhaps it will inspire you to do the same.