Happy Valentine's Day to my subscribers!
While I don't believe in the commodification of love, I do believe that we should freely, and often, express how we feel about one another. (Especially, if it's positive.)
I launched this newsletter five months ago last week, and it's been an absolute joy.
Until I had my own newsletter, I rarely filled out surveys that were sent to me. I didn't realize their value and felt, wrongly, as though I was being asked to take on the labor of the person sending me the survey!
But that's not an accurate assessment of surveys at all. Now I understand that people send them out to take the temperature of the readers. What is most interesting to you about what I'm doing? What would you like me to write more—and less—about?
Will I consider your suggestions? Of course. It may not dramatically alter the newsletter, but your thoughts matter to me, and don’t be surprised if I integrate some changes you suggest into the newsletter going forward.
So, if you have six minutes or less, this is your chance to weigh in. How's it going so far? Please let me know, and know, too, that I’m grateful to hear from you all
Thank you for supporting me and my work. Writing and talking about complicated emotions, while attempting to carve out a space in the world where they are not only accepted, but expected, is the only way I know how to live.
Until Wednesday, I remain...
Here's a photo of my dog Busy, if you need it today.