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.

postcards and pearls: life lessons from solo moments on the road

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:

postcards and pearls: life lessons from solo moments on the road

and this note inside the book:

postcards and pearls: life lessons from solo moments on the road

here is the back of the book to give you a closer look into what it’s about:

postcards and pearls: life lessons from solo moments on the road

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!

you can find this book available for purchase on amazon, here >>

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