Writer’s “Un”Block

Hello Friends,

I woke up this morning thinking it’s been such a long time since I wrote or visited my own blog.  So I logged on, and to my surprise found the most amazing and encouraging comment waiting for me. Thank you “J” for taking the time to get to know me through my writing and my images.  Suddenly I feel energized knowing that my experiences and thoughts have inspired other readers.

Here is the “comment” that has unblocked my writers block:

Dear P,

After 15 posts, three videos, and a bit of creeping via other social media platforms, I’ve finally decided to take the leap and leave a comment. I know it’s a great feeling connecting with your readers, especially discovering how they came across you as a person or your presence online.

Today was my first day stepping into a classroom as a supply teacher. I happened to come across a staff photo and you immediately stood out. From the photo, it was your bright blue one piece, booties, and straight, black hair, that spoke to me. My first thought was, wow, she looks incredible, but moreover, I felt I could identify with you. I was so impressed by the way you carried your personal style that I decided to look you up. A Google search led me to your photo from a post by TransformEd and later, to your blog.

I couldn’t help but read post after post.The reasons were simple, your photos are captivating and your content (both the way you carry yourself and your reflections) was inspiring for a new teacher who has yet to do the many things you’ve accomplished. For some reason as I read on, you became increasingly more relatable–I am definitely no match in style, but your purpose in sharing your passions through blogging resonates with me. I am inspired by the identifies you portray through your blog–writer, artist, educator, happy wife, proud mom, and one that you didn’t explicitly highlight, your Chinese-Canadian background. I hope that doesn’t come off as racial profiling and by no means disrespect, but through totoro-carved jack-o-lanterns, Chinese-style tea ceremony (at your wedding), your recent addiction to K-drama, and now, an anecdote from your mother’s past… your posts have definitely pulled a heartstring and after all the serendipity, I just had to leave a comment.

I want to thank you for being who you are and doing what you do. You had a passion and brand you embodied (even through a work photo), and it’s inspiring. Please continue to share what you love with readers, both local and beyond.

Sincerely,
J

As for images, I thought ones of me roaming SoHo NYC were quite fitting as style hunting is when I feel most inspired.

Once again, a sincere thank you to my friends that continue to share my thoughts. Thanks for following!

PJL

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