This blog was made to chronicle a-day-in-the-life on my year off and beyond, beginning with my start at MoreLoveLetters.com as a Letter Writer. Below is my introduction letter that I submitted, with a nuance of creative writing threaded within.
Hello, World. Hello to the lovesick, hopeless and helpless, dreamstruck souls out there. Greetings to the big personalities and the even BIGGER hearts that find themselves in the most necessary of places. Nice to meet you, rockstar in waiting. I’m Jen, and I love to write.
I want you to know that I’ve been shaped and molded by Life’s every experience just so that I would be ready for the day that I meet you. Every single person in the universe that is on a collision-ready course headed straight for me. Hello. It’s nice to meet you. I’m Jen, and I love to sing.
I believe that a good book, good friends, and a good cup of coffee (or tea!) can be a great remedy for a sore heart. I’m a tea enthusiast that works in a coffee shop, explaining every day why it’s okay to like both, one, or neither. If you come into my shop, I promise I’ll do my best to have you leaving in higher spirits than when you came in. Whether it’s singing to you while pulling espresso shots at the bar, or dancing for all 8 seconds that it takes for our blender to stop, I’m sure you won’t expect someone to be so dedicated to your happiness at 6am on a Monday morning. Or any day, really. Hello. It’s nice to meet you. I’m Jen, and I love to learn.
Whenever I felt the need to travel or learn something new, I’d open up a new book. Leave me in a bookstore with a good café and a pocket full of change, and watch me fly to the moon. I’m taking a year off from my studies (Doctorate of Physical Therapy or bust!) to catch up on myself, and the things/people I love. I’m taking a year off of school, but I’m not done learning. I’m taking whatever lesson Life throws at me and passing the Final Exam, maybe with less than flying colors. But I’m passing. Hello. It’s nice to meet you. I’m Jen, and I believe that the world needs More Love Letters.
Hope to talk to you soon.
So it begins. Visit MoreLoveLetters.com to find out more about the project.