Okay, calling this literature might be a stretch.....
Congratulations on the new job!! I'm excited for you. Also wanted to say thank you for sharing all that you do, the ups and downs (and the chicks and animals!), because it's so helpful, more than you may know.
Hallelujah- for your new opportunity alleviating the stress that’s been hanging heavy on you
-for the promise that you’ll still write for us
-for your commitment to the farm and your precious animals
-for confronting the hard stuff head on.
You are loved.
Congratulations on the new job! What an exciting pivot and a fresh start. Brighter days are ahead!
And thank you for sharing so candidly your feelings about Mother’s Day. Sending love your way, and to anyone else reading who finds it a tough time to navigate.
Wonderful news for Mama Hen, little chickies, and you with a new job and able to stay on the Farm.
Your words are always what I needed to hear. SO excited for your pivot and great new beginnings . This : "And thank you for sharing so candidly your feelings about Mother’s Day. Sending love your way, and to anyone else reading who finds it a tough time to navigate. "
How exciting! Congratulations on the job! Glad to hear you’re keeping the newsletter, too.
Best of luck in the new role! The tech world definitely needs people who can communicate well. You will be awesome! And congratulations to your new mommy chicken.
Congrats on the job! Stability is a huge thing. I traded freelance writing for a nonprofit job a few years ago. It’s been a relief -- and also sad, I desperately miss journalism. But I have also found unexpected satisfaction in the writing I am doing. I hope the same for you.
Also, this newsletter is such a joy. I look forward to the quote and your openness each week. Thank you!
Beautiful words as always, AC! Congratulations on your new role, and welcome to the world of Tech! You're spot-on that it's a great fit for people with a journalistic background; I made the same shift <10 years after graduating with a Journalism degree and the skills I'd gained fit really well in a requirements-driven space where people (users) frequently get overlooked despite being the consumer of the product! I know you're gonna ace this career change and I'm really happy for you that you have access to benefits etc as part of the package! Looking forward to hearing more :)
This post made me so happy, all around -- new chicks, new job, and knowing that you'll continue this newsletter, which is a highlight of my week! Thanks for your openness; you bring light.
Congratulations! So happy for you!
Congratulations on the new job! Also the chickies!
Congratulations! That chickie on Momma's head photo would make an amazing insipid inspiration poster if you need another writing outlet and/or inspiration.
Congratulations!! I love to hear when a change like that presents itself at the right time. It makes me feel like the universe is more in order than I give it credit for. Best of luck. (Though I'll miss your journalism! But also, speaking from the other side -- it's great to not have to stew in the anxiety of journalism any more!)
And gosh darn it, those chickies are so adorable!! The hens are beautiful too! Congrats on your expanded brood.
Woohoo. This should be a win/win. You're awesome, and they need you, but you also need the stability that employment outside journalism can provide. Wonderful that you can do it from the farm! I hope Mother's Day becomes less bittersweet for you over time as you either make peace with your path of mothering animals and plants instead of humans or (maybe) get the opportunity to mother a human.