today was a happy day… one of those wonderfully unexpected special surprise types of happy days. the morning commenced as usual: i woke up way too early after going to bed way too late. the postman’s footsteps on the porch pulled me from a bit of a daze so i went to check my box right quick as i was expecting my new shoes to arrive. much to my surprise i discovered an unexpected parcel that was way better than a new pair of shoes. i quickly pulled it from the box and opened it! inside was a gift from gina greenlee. she is an author from NY and a super sweet gal who purchased some goodies from my shop a couple of weeks ago.
i rushed to open the package and inside was her magnificent looking book, postcards and pearls: life lessons from solo moments on the road. it is a collection of 118 postcards from women filled with life lessons learned while traveling on their own — how wonderful!! this is something that i have wished to do for many years as previously i’ve only taken tiny solo trips, which of course she did not know (or maybe she did?). when i was in my late 20s, i actually planned a mayan ruin “tour” and was going to cruise around mexico, central and south america by myself for a few weeks much to the dismay of my closest friends and family. unfortunately for the trip, i discovered there was a wee bun in the oven and i didn’t think that i should go while pregnant. the little dude is seven now — can soon leave him with pops for a couple week adventure on my own as i miss that! but i digress…
i was immediately quite intrigued with the book when i read its cover and quickly open it up to look at its pages, finding this sweet inscription inside:
and this note inside the book:
here is the back of the book to give you a closer look into what it’s about:
i hadn’t time to read more than the first 7 pages this morning but already found myself sucked in. i am very much looking forward to reading this tonight when the house is finally quiet again and i’m the only one awake — that is “me time”! i know i will love this and imagine it will remind me of all of my small solo trips i used to take pre-mamahood. happy memories indeed!
thank you so very much, sweet, sweet gina!! i will treasure this book always!