Hello hello! Grace here.
I hope this finds you well, safe & healthy!
I don’t know about you, but this week has felt a little different. A little more hopeful. A little more positive. Perhaps it’s the feeling of Spring starting to creep in, or perhaps it’s simply my Mum getting her first jab. It’s a small light at the end of the tunnel type-feeling, and I’m all for whatever means I can visit home soon. Even a bit of warmth and sunshine in Brooklyn would be welcome! It’s still cold, but you can feel it coming…
We had some good news too this week, my Mark and I have been approved by the Condo Board, so the move to our BEAUTIFUL new apartment in April is officially OFFICIAL. I CANNOT WAIT!!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love this apartment that we’ve lived in together for 2 years. I am grateful for the roof over my head. It’s been our first home together. And boy were we excited to move in here too! It’s massive, as far as New York apartments go… but if it’s not been the heat that’s broken, it’s the AC. And if it’s not a leak in the bathroom, it’s a leak in the office, or better yet water p***ing out of the bedroom ceiling, or mold mushrooms growing out of my office floor (they did a good job of covering up everything up before we moved in!). All of that adds up stress wise I think, like real resentment around other people letting the side down. We pay rent in full, on time, we’re good people and good tenants! But our management company has been nothing short of a scam… Don’t you hate that feeling when you’ve been tricked and ripped off? They’re very good at it too, so there’s only been so much we could do about it. SO we’ve been paaaaatiently waiting for our 2 year lease to end so we could bounce immediately… We went and viewed an apartment in January, ‘waaaay too early’. And yet, that is the very same apartment we will be moving into. And I AM SO EXCITED for our next chapter!
I feel hopeful. Like life IS going to be okay again, and we WILL all be able to gather again safely in the near future. We just have to keep moving in the right direction, bit by bit, vaccine by vaccine. Anyone else feel a little differently this week too? It can’t be just me! It’s like a cloud has started to lift. I feel it with my Mum too, she seems lighter and brighter as well. I hope we’re not alone! Maybe there is something in the air 😉
To make the week even lighter and brighter, it’s time to share some beautiful cards with you!
Check. These. Out!
Whoa!!! Crazy crazy good artwork eh? It’s amazing what a talented community we have.
Leave a comment below with a descriptive word for these cards and I’ll enter you into a raffle to win a £25 gift card (or currency equivalent). Easiest competition you’ve ever entered! They speak for themselves really…
Don’t forget the Hochanda telly shows this weekend! You can find the full schedule HERE 🙂
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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