hello coffee mavens of the world.
i welcome you to tuesday with open arms and a rainy window.
“hard to believe it’s been a week,” it always begins.
you’d think by now we’d be accustomed to the tick-tock, calendar x’s piling up, the same pattern day-after-day.
but it still sneaks up on you, doesn’t it? well, it does me!
this last bunch of minutes, hours, days, was a good one. work was done and the apartment rarely left. sometimes that’s the best way. much of my brainpower has gone to preparations for the Relevant conference, where I’m heading thursday morning. there i’ll meet up with my former-boss/dear friend and we’ll spend the weekend talking kids’ books, faith, and blogging with 200 beautiful ladies.
i’m thrilled to be meeting so many of the little boxes i know and love online, many for the first time, and i’m equally thrilled to be driving the 2 hours to harrisburg so i don’t have to fret about packing a bag for the flight. i get to bring everything i can fit – regardless of the ounces. that also means, of course, that i bring along some anxiety, insecurities, and big, fat question marks. i look up to many of these women, but i’m not where they are yet. they are mothers, a lot of them, and all have walked struggles i fear still lay ahead.
so i enter this hoping only to learn from them, to offer what i can from my unique plot of the earth, and to be genuine.
i know i will have lots to share next week, over coffee, and i will post some updates before then.
and i promise pictures! you won’t believe the beauty of these women. they glow!