I think of you a lot. I think of what you are doing and how you are feeling. I think of how you came to this little space on the web and decided to stay. [I am really glad you did]
But more than all of that, I think of all the things I want to tell you, the ways I want to encourage you and hug you and lift you up. And it can leave me a little frazzled.
All these thought bubbles in my head and nowhere to put them.
So, I am thinking I'll start with just a spoonful.
You see, I want you to know about this recipe I served for guests, that actually worked, that I think you might enjoy eating and sharing too. I want to talk about what happens when we break bread around the table.
[Chances are, most recipes I share, you'll be able to eat with a spoon]
I want to tell you about this man I met while waiting for my car to be fixed and what he taught me.
I want to share what I am learning about life and love. About how hard and good loving another human fully is. About how waking up early on Tuesdays and sharing coffee with him isn't really about coffee. It's about setting aside space to love the people you hold dear, really well.
I want to push you and me to dream more, dream when we feel stuck and purposeless and completely confused.
I want to recognize when things are hard and messy. I want to celebrate how strong we really are, how there is a fire burning in our hearts - it is alive and well.
Sometimes, we just need someone to remind us that it's there.
And while I try to do all those things on my blog it just doesn't feel like enough. I'm beginning to wonder if it's less about words and more about showing up.
That's what I want to do. Show up as best I can, with all that I am.
We might not know each other. Or you might be one of my dearest, closest friends. For this, it doesn't really matter. I am promising each one of you the same thing.
Just a spoonful.
So, here's the deal. If you comment below with your email, an email from me, will come directly to you, once a week. [At least, that is my hope]
You might be wondering...how is this different than your blog? Great question.
They're sort of the same but sort of different.
These emails will be short and sweet and to the point. They'll be right in the moment. They'll be honest and real.
They might be a few words of encouragement or a challenge or recipe.
They might be completely random and silly, like requesting you to have a dance party in your kitchen - TONIGHT. [Side note, we did that last weekend. It was awesome. HIGHLY recommend throwing a dance party in the kitchen]
You might also be wondering...if I am already subscribed to your blog will these just come to my inbox already?
While each email might be different. Each one will be, you guessed it, just a spoonful.
Comment below so I can snag your email and we'll be spooning. [That's not really true. I just couldn't hold back a good spoon joke.]
...Are spoon jokes even a thing?
Mmk. That's all.
p.s. The first email might include a recipe for ice cream....made from frozen bananas. That means you can eat all you want and not feel bad about it. Just sayin'....