Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gratitude and Validation

It’s Sunday night and I am faced with another week of playing catch up. I had a great weekend celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and cleaning my apartment till it shone, but this post may be the only truly productive thing I can cross of my to do list.

But while I was feeling a bit down on myself tonight, I just received the biggest pick-me-up I could have asked for…right here on this blog.

Tonight, I discovered that I have TWO (new) followers!

For me, this is a monumental and momentous thing and I wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU to both of them for taking the time to check out my blog and consider it worthwhile enough to follow.

And I would especially like to thank Linda from Heartfire At Home for her comments – another first!

Your words were so kind and encouraging and I thank you for them and for your suggestions. It’s nice to know that you’ve been where I am and are now enjoying a successful blog!

My family has been so supportive of me, but sometimes the validation of a stranger (though of course I now consider you a close, personal friend) is really what means the most.

So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to you both. You have made my night...and my weekend.

*The graphic shown above is a letterpress card printed by Swayspace, a design company based out of Brooklyn, NY. I love everything to do with letterpress printing and their work is exquisite. Check out more of their pieces at


  1. Hi Jennifer, and thank you for your lovely words and thanks!!!! You're very welcome I must say - I think your writing is great!

    I'm looking forward to watching your blog blossom and grow. I still have a looonnngg way to go myself, so it'll be an interesting journey!

    Journeys are enthralling things though - don't you think?!

    Linda. xox

  2. You are most welcome Linda, I meant every word of it!!

    And you're right, journeys are enthralling. And I'm having a great time capturing mine here. It's also a great way to see where I started and how far I really have come...especially on those unproductive days :)