My husband sent me this text the other day..."The Love Letter Co. is beyond just lettering or handwriting on things. It is telling a story through creativity to inspire and impact people to embrace their feelings and to understand *things* will pass so you can soon appreciate the sun and blue skies ahead. So proud of you." -Thanks J xo
Tear jerker & perfectly put..that is what this little business and online journal means to me. I couldn't sleep the other night. The anxiety about a *to do list* and a few extra mind racing thoughts kept me wide awake (ever been there?) I went down stairs, sat in *said studio* (aka our dining room) and starting lettering on some jackets for a client. It was quiet and I soon began to feel so calm... like none of the stuff I over-analyzed even came to mind. I realized how freaking awesome it was to finally find something I wanted to practice at that really "filled my cup." I felt excited knowing that it was something someone wanted from me, with my own touch. My own style. (Thanks for your endless support & for supporting my little biz, AF)
Above the dining room is Eleanor's nursery. I could faintly hear her little sound machine playing "Rock a bye baby" (over and over and over-- poor girl! I swear shes probably SO sick of it. But she sleeps 12-14 hours overnight though, so "if its not broke don't fix it"- right?!) But it was such a sweet sound knowing while I was "filling my cup" & having some me time (at such a crazy hour) my sweet little lady was dreaming sweet dreams. It was so awesome. I was reminded how important it is to find something fulfilling for YOU, No matter what that means, no matter what time of day or night.
If "filling your cup" means literally pressing start on the Keurig, heating up your hour(s) old coffee or finding something fulfilling for a positive mental space...YOU time.... give some time to finding it. I didn't see myself doing this a year ago, but a leap of faith gave me that boost I needed and it makes my heart happy.
I cant publish post No. 2 without acknowledging all of you after my first.....I cant find the words to express my gratitude for the overwhelming love, support, kind words, comments, messages, texts, uplifting stories (not even sure if this covers it all) from so many people over my very first stab at a blog post. I didn't realize what sort of impact it would make or thoughts it would provoke. So many of you were sweet enough to share your own relatable experiences during your own journey and even moms to be- who expressed this topic being their biggest fear. Thanks for sharing with me. And who am I? Just your average "yinzer" sharing HER story. So cheers to the strong a** women who were brave enough to share, be vulnerable and to everyone who took the time to read my journey when you all have enough going on in your own busy lives. Thank you for thanking ME for "strength, vulnerability and bravery"... I guess something I didn't even consider what I was doing. I am just using this as a separate outlet from social media to share some thoughts.. Thank you to the 99.9999%, your love and positivity went further than you know.
Okay! Now, asking for a friend...... how many times a day is it acceptable to "fill your cup" and reheat it in the microwave?
I have this insanely amazing mom crew that I've been lucky enough to get to know over the past several months. Kind of a tribe....an ongoing group text and endless play-dates that I never get sick of. Our one friend mentioned not being able to find her coffee ANYWHERE! Even questioned actually making said cup. Found it in the closet hours later. We died. Relatable anyone? Okay- just a funny mom story to make you laugh on Friday Eve! Heart you, AS!
Thanks for reading! See you next time.
** Also, for questions about the mug pictured (lol) Target Dollar bin.. spring haul. You're welcome (insert winking emoji)
P.S. I re-read this a million times. Hopefully there is less than 5 grammatical errors and you found it worth the read.. I'm new at this blogging thing, don't forget.