Looking for beauty in ordinary places — this was taken (with my phone) outside of the post office.
Friends, I can’t leave for the weekend or start all the crazy preparations I will make for my upcoming trip to NJ and CA, without first taking a moment to thank you for your overwhelming outpouring of support and encouragement yesterday (not just here on Creature Comforts—holy cow you guys are incredible, but all around blogland). I said this in the comment section on yesterday’s post, but again I just have to say that I am just absolutely overcome with awe for the beautiful displays of courage, love, and support seen all across the web yesterday and today.
I have to admit to feeling a bit like crawling under a rock at the moment though, because it’s so much good…I just don’t even really know how to process it all (oh gosh, that probably sounds incredibly ungrateful, so please read on). Parts of it have made me feel like the spotlight is on me, and while that it is so flattering and kind, I just really feel like I need to point out that it should be shining elsewhere.
Because the truth is that none of this would have ever happened without Jess Constable taking the first steps of bravery over on her blog (read all of her blog, you will be incredibly inspired)…or without Erin and Nichole saying, “heck yes…let’s do something about this frustration we are feeling.” And even then it would have just been a few of us waving our hands around and talking about an idea if it hadn’t been for all the courageous bloggers who took on this challenge…who are still taking on this challenge. And then finally it would have been lovely but still nowhere near as rewarding without a community of incredible supporters like you dear friends, taking the time to comment, to encourage, and support this effort. It all would have been nothing. So my hat is off to each and every one of you for making this happen. I have never been more proud of our community than I am today! Thank you, thank you, thank you! xo Ez
P.S. I’m still reading my way through the posts shared by the list of amazing participant in this challenge (I want to go slowly and absorb as much as I can), and am updating the list with even more linked posts as more of you write your “Things I’m Afraid to Tell You.” So check back on my post from yesterday for that updated list if you are interested in reading more. And if you’d like me to include your blog on the list, please email me with your blog link and I’ll get it up there as soon as possible! Have a wonderful weekend friends!