here. In addition to being a reminder of one's love, it doubles as a little good-luck memento for writers and thinkers.
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This past fall marked my Etsy shop's ninth year. Can you believe it? Almost a decade in business. When I started out, I wanted to create an outlet for my artistic endeavors, which at that time was jewelry making. Now I stamped metal, create book-page goods, and most importantly, offer writing services. I often omit discussing the latter, but it is the work that is, in truth, my heart's work. My soul.
I began offering writing services after earning my MA back in 2013. It was a time of transition, as my prolonged college years came to an end, and I also experience the profound loss of a loved one whose zest for books surpassed my own. His vast book collection is now my own - I've documented it on this blog in posts from 2013. I write like I think: a little different than others. My writing style differs from others in that it is highly nuanced and sensitive, acerbic and witty. I relish the classic works. I think deeply. And try to breathe deeply, too. Motherhood.
So to you, my blog readers, thank you for reading. The best to you in 2020.