Wow! I was, and still am, completely blown away at the response to the website launch this past Thursday! It was a day I will not quickly forget! I stayed up through the night Wednesday until the site launched at 6 am on Thursday, finishing little odds and ends on the site and figuring out how blogging worked on Squarespace (Thanks, Lauren for the helpful webinar on blogging!) I can't even remember the last time I pulled a legit all nighter. One thing is for sure, I'm too old to do that again!
I have to take a second to give a quick shout out to my friend, Laura. As I said on Thursday, God has made himself so prevalent through this entire process, even in the littlest details. It was no different Wednesday night, hours before the launch. Laura, who is one of the most talented writers I know, and whose opinion I highly trust, happened to have insomnia Wednesday night. While that usually isn't a good thing, in this case, I was SO grateful. When she logged on to gchat to tell me she wasn't able to sleep, I knew God was keeping her up so that I wasn't alone. She calmed my nerves, made sure my blog post was coherent, and promised me people would NOT be disappointed. While the sky was still dark, I pressed the live button at 5:30 am and we threw an emoji party! God knew better than I did just how much I needed someone to be awake with me through those final hours.
Thursday morning came and I was more exhausted than I have been in years, but your excitement gave me the adrenaline I needed to get through the day (along with a triple shot white mocha from Starbucks). I do not have the words to adequately thank you for every single visit to the site, comment, share, like, text, email, and gift. I felt so loved and supported. My heart almost couldn't take it! THANK YOU for being a part of this dream and for celebrating with me!
I want to take a moment to let you know what to expect from this little blog from here on out. I wish I could blog every day and I have so much content I can not wait to share, however I am in a season of life where blogging every day is just not realistic. I currently work full time as a nanny to 4 great kids, my husband is in school full time as an Electrical Engineering student, and we live with and take care of my aging grandma. I am learning that as much as I want to, I just can't do it all. The perfectionist in me is always tempted to try and then this nice little thing called "burn out" reminds me that I can't. I've been dreaming up content for a blog long before Sincerely Amy was even in existence but I know, for now, I need to take it slow. While I can not blog every day during this season, I want to at least blog consistently. So, when will you hear from me on the blog? You can expect to find a new blog post every Monday. And what can you expect to see here? I plan to have posts about this small business journey and what I'm learning in the process, posts with tips and tricks for lettering and calligraphy, posts about my faith, and posts with beautiful images showcasing some of the projects I'm working on. I am already looking forward to our time together on Mondays and I hope you'll check back each week!
Next week, I'll be starting a mini series on the branding process and what I have learned from it. I'd love to know, though, what would YOU like to see here on the blog? Leave a comment and let me know! I hope this is a place where we can learn, grow, laugh and build community together.
Don't Forget! You have until 11:59 TONIGHT to get entered into the launch day giveaway! Head back one post to enter. If you love prints, journals, flowers, and/or Paper Source, you aren't going to want to miss it!