Happy Birthday Dear Swoons!

Swooning.me is two years old today, and just like with my kids, it feels like it has always been a part of my life. It kinda was. I have always felt my feels in XXXL. The need to want to share those feels combined with our friend FB…lead to swoonie posts, which lead to people suggesting a blog, which lead to….sigh, swoon, sigh…swooning.me.

Swooning is a gift to my mental health. A way to connect, tell stories, reflect, and spread hope in what was a really dark and confusing time. It got me through the pandemic, an artistic outlet when my graphic design business dried up for a bit. I am forever grateful to all who join me in swooning…all 28,000 plus people from over 60 different countries. I mean, Mauritius, Sint Maarten, that rocks. Egypt, Germany, and Turkey, homes of my grandparents and great-grandparents, seriously, it chokes me up.

This picture is taken a few years ago on my Lionel’s birthday…Lionel is my nephew who looks like my daddy, Lionel melts my heart. This bear was sitting against the cold windowsill at a local supermarket, it called to me…like Corduroy, this bear needed to be saved. I grabbed him and got on line, many conversations with strangers ensued, how can you not chat with a 5 foot lady holding a 5 foot bear? As I walked through the parking lot people smiled huge smiles, and as I drove home with my bear belted into the passenger seat, people honked their horns. Joy. I had not even given the gift and my heart was full. The FB post about this adventure popped up a few days ago, and I said to myself, ohhhhhh, this is why I swoon.

So, thank you dear swooners for joining my journey. I am not one to keep up with new hobbies, I am proud I stuck with this one. Thank you for not running away after experiencing my spelling and grammar assaults. Thank you for your comments, your likes, and your support. I am both mortified and honored that you read my thoughts.

xoxo

Things I love about this picture… the bear of course…the art by kids and friends on the shelves…the ridiculous amount of Christmas stockings purchased for next years craft fair on the counter…the butterfly on the wall from our 25th anniversary party…and the cozy, yet ridiculous outfit.

Published by Kat

A mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a graphic designer. I am flawed... but I try.

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Dear Swoons!

  1. I always look for a message from Kat! I hope she never stops enjoying life no matter what the subject! Our dog Jasmine, welcoming people at the back door, fabulous cookies made by Olivia and Kat in the kitchen, Greg fixing anything and mom asking questions! And the three have full time jobs mainly making people happy!

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