You know how most emails suck? They're either promotional, bills, or newsletters from companies you probably don't care about enough to read, but are also too lazy to unsubscribe. What if you could get something delightful in your email, not on a schedule, but as a little surprise when you least expect it. What if you got emails to help you change your life?
Enter Alexandra Franzen.
I've been admiring Alex from afar for a few years. It's very a much a digital girl crush and I'm not ashamed to admit it. There are a plethora of reasons why I adore her, and yes, I'll share those, but the most important thing you need to know is how much her content can enrich your soul. No matter where I am in the world and no matter what potential horror is gripping us, I cherish these emails because they make me feel alive.
In another post, 3 Ways to Make the Most of Each Day, the major theme is eliminating or reducing the daily chores, tasks, and junk that no longer makes you feel amazing. Alex's emails and content she puts in the world nourishes your heart. You'd have to be robot to not feel all the feels from her stories. And yes, I said all the feels. Each of Alex's emails is simple, full of hope, honesty, and real world stories. Best of all, the emails don't come on a schedule, so they become little gems waiting for you to find in your inbox. Her writing is perfectly poetic without being overly ostentatious. I promise her emails are worth signing up for and worth the time it takes to read.
Alexandra Franzen Will Change Your Life
One of my favorite things about Alexandra is her willingness to be helpful. She puts on workshops and retreats throughout the year for people who wish to be better writers. Her website is full of inspiring and encouraging notes, thoughts, and musings. She also has an amazing list of writing prompts and subjects when you just can't seem to generate content. Also, she vocalizes how critical it is that we share praise with one another. Whether she knows it or not, Alexandra Franzen's online presence alone has molded me into a better person.
Some of my favorite topics (not always the correct title of the post):
Oh yeah - Free Stuff!
I could go on and link to every single article, helpful post, and possible workshop, workbook, and available download, but I encourage you to discover it for yourself. What resonates with me today might not resonate with you and we might continue to find new and exciting posts, emails, blogs, and people who inspire, intrigue, delight, and encourage us to be our best.
Who inspires you?