I'm thinking that ought to be the tagline of this blog. Either that or Extraordinarily Normal but when you switch the words the meaning changes slightly.
I can blend in pretty well as an average Jane. My stats are extremely normal. Average height, brown hair of medium length, brown eyes. Twenty-something wife. Blogger. Typical. Hasn't everyone heard this before? Yet I might still surprise you with an unexpected characteristic (or two, or three).
Way back in August, I published the post I Want to be a Blogger, where I admitted openly that I have big dreams when it comes to the world of writing. I love words, and I want a career in them. I also admitted that I don't think a word career is something I can accomplish without help, and I asked that you guys, the people who come back and read again and again, that if you liked what you read here, that you'd recommend me to someone looking for an interesting blog to read. I asked that if you really did love a post, that you'd share it. I asked for help in my journey as a writer.
And you all have helped! I've been so thankful in the months since that post for all the times I've spied many of you sharing my blog posts with your friends in different ways. Thank you! It means so much to me to know when something I write rings true to others, and hey, I even like knowing that I can make people laugh once in a while!
A giveaway is a rare event around here, as you might already know if you've been here a while. But I thought that in the spirit of February's adventure I'd brave the strange and scary world of giveaways.
I decided to combine two prizes, one a bit extraordinary and one completely normal, in honor of myself. The first is a 12x12 paint-on-silk art print, straight from Cambodia. My parents brought this back and donated it to the cause. And on the normal side is a shimmery scarf with a subtle gold tint. It's still February, we still need scarves.
This is quite a normal giveaway, please read the terms and conditions section for all the usual rules, only open to residents of the USA and all of that traditional stuff. But notice I put in a slightly unusual way to get an extra entry: by sharing the blog itself or a specific post, whether this giveaway post or any post you truly enjoy with others, and this is an entry that you can repeat each day. Tweeting, Pinning, Blogging--I know ya'll are the experts at all of that, and I figured an extra entry is a little "thank you" for sharing the good news that I exist. Aren't you happy I exist? (heehee!)
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