Today is my 2-month Insta-versary, and earlier this week, this account hit 200 followers. Thank you for being here! I am so grateful to be able to connect with you all over lettering and ideas. It’s been an exercise in leaning into vulnerability to put my work out there, and now I about about to do something even more vulnerable.

As I mentioned in another post, I’m working on a course with @homsweethom called #passiontopaid. A big goal for the class is to develop a passion project that really draws inspiration from our unique strengths and interests. We are currently in the brainstorming phase of the class. We are supposed to be thinking about we think we’re good at and what other folks think we’re good at, however specific and however small. Here’s the vulnerable part: I’d really appreciate your help in this. Whatever brought you to this account, what’s made you stay? What do you like most about it for now?


Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, Verywell Mind, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

2 thoughts on “200

  1. Hi E, I just went to #moonpalacebooks and #geeklovecafe for the first time today! This is my new book store and pizza place. Then tonight I was Looking at the other posts with that ” #” & I found your passion filled page. I love doodles, markers, pens, pencils writing quotes and messages via snail mail… So many people now days say text me or send me an email… I say I do not want to conform to quick messages as a normal part of my life… I want to slow down and enjoy. Yet, I finally accepted Instagm in my life to find people like you that remind me of me. So, I just want to say … Thank you for your modern, elegant simplicity, insight, sharing you Joy with courage, all of your “#” & for being open and honest in a busy world. K

    1. Hi Katherine! First, I apologize for the delay in responding to this comment. Like you, I’m still getting my feet wet with connecting online like this. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how Instagram feels compared to other social media I’ve dabbled in. It’s nice to really be able to connect around shared interests and values with less of the baggage I associate with Facebook. The result has been life-enhancing for me, so far, even as I’m still getting used to it. Second, my heart bursts with love for Moon Palace Books and Geek Love Cafe. It’s definitely become my new happy place in the past year, and it’s super cool to hear you’re feeling at home there, too. Third, THANK YOU for taking time to comment like this. I get a lot of personal value in doing these lettering and writing pieces, but continue to feel nervous about putting them out in the world, and your words encourage me to keep going. Thank you, thank you.

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