Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blogging, Take 2

After almost a year without posting, I'm ready to jump back into blogging. I've learned a few things about myself and feel like I have a refreshed perspective on a lot of stuff. I'll probably still post about random things and Kaitlyn stories, but the focus will be on the things God has taught me over the past few years. (And what he continues to teach me.)

I'm also going to try doing a video format. I recorded my first three vlogs (short for "video blogs") and will post the first two here. I promised myself that I wasn't going to be a perfectionist about the videos - there are things I don't like about them, such as the sound quality and the glare on my glasses in the second one.

However... I'm trying to move past perfectionism. At some point I'll do a vlog about perfectionism as the enemy of progress. So many times I hesitate to take action because I see the imperfections, but the thing about that is... you never go anywhere. And I want to go somewhere.

I'm not sure how all of this will go, but another thing I'm trying to move past is the need to have all my ducks in a row and know exactly how something will turn out before I get started. You know how that's worked in the past? I get all my ducks in a row and the thing still doesn't turn out like I thought. At this point all my ducks are running around and it's all very unruly, and I'm not going to let it stop me.

So... without further ado, here are my first two videos:

Vlog Intro:

Vlog Intro from Erin Kinzel on Vimeo.

Boundaries, Part 1 (sorry for the glare on my glasses!):

Vlog 2 - Boundaries, part 1 from Erin Kinzel on Vimeo.

Here are the links I mentioned:

Boundaries Book

Article about boundaries by Teresa Prince

Graham Cooke video


Jaimee said...

Erin, You are such a natural. It's just like you are in my office having a conversation! I love you're new vlog idea and I love the book "Boundaries" (Even though I didn't finish it. I will I promise!) There is lots to learn from that book and I am still chewing on the stuff I learned - mainly the family stuff, which I'm working through. It's all good because God is faithful and I know their is hope!

Sandrine McCurdy said...

Erin I loved these! Great thoughts and I so get where you are coming from and where you are going! Fantastic idea to do the vlog!

Erin K. said...

Thanks girls! I really enjoyed doing this and look forward to doing more. :)

Monica said...

Erin, I really enjoyed watching your first vlog. It's amazing how we are sisters yet know so little about one another. Thank you for sharing your heart. Luv u, Monica

Esther said...

Hi Erin, I've watched your vlogs, enjoyed them. You express yourself well and sometimes I see myself in what you are saying. Hadn't heard of the book, "Boundaries" but I would like to read it. BTW, if I closed my eyes and just listened, I'd think I hear your mother talking! Also, I see some of the same facial expressions! That is good! She is a lovely person. Looking forward to your next entry/vlog