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Pull up a chair

Inspiration for Your Everyday



I love words, especially written ones. I love their power to hold an immortal conversation, to sit down at any given time and engage with someone’s heart, leaving a blueprint of their thoughts, values, and ideas. I hope this is a place that feels disarming, validating, and maybe even a little funny. May it ultimately refresh you. As a modern woman, I often find myself in overdrive, juggling the pressure, needs and requests of the life surrounding me. Striving to be present while trying to engage and extract all the beauty that life’s moments hold.

I love the phrase, “pull up a chair”. I imagine my grandfather inviting me to have a seat at the table, giving me permission to pause and release the things calling for my attention; with no agenda, but time together; hearing each other and being heard.

Why are we in such a hurry? The average American meal together lasts 10 minutes, often with no table at all. I hope in these pages you come away inspired, granting yourself permission to “pull up a chair”, turn off the noise, listen, reflect and refresh. We can embrace a different pace, a different experience for ourselves. I love “pulling up a chair” next to someone I have walked life with for a long time, but there may also be treasures gleaned from the someone I have only just met, both holding something indispensable. The story of others and our own story has so much to teach. So “pull up a chair,” take a deep breath, maybe several, listen, and consider.

I hope to introduce you to ordinary, extraordinary people, highlighting the power of what we each bring to the table, and all the ways we strengthen each other. Our uniqueness as individuals, our different journeys, experiences, successes, and heartbreaks, I believe we are all very much the same.

I am so excited to sit at this table with you.


Much Love,

Vanessa

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Melanie Bartels
Melanie Bartels
22 ago 2023

Vanessa-

What a gift it will be to read your words from across the miles. Looking forward to it! Can my chair come with a cup of tea and some hygge (a blanket & some candles?).

P.S….Perhaps you need a blogging retreat in Colorado?

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vanessa.mulligan1
23 ago 2023
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A giant yes to all! Love you so much! I'll bring the coffee and an extra blanket!

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carolineczuniga
20 ago 2023

Let’s do it! Can’t wait. Love you!

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ecarrico07
20 ago 2023

‘Disarming, validating, and even a little funny‘ - totally describes you and the times we pull up a chair together! So excited to see the depth of conversation and how it brings us all together.

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tawina5567
20 ago 2023

This is amazing, my friend! You are one of the best people to pull up a chair with because of what a great listener you are, and all the wisdom, laughter, and perspective you bring. Can’t wait for more!


-Tawina

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vanessa.mulligan1
20 ago 2023
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Thank you sweet friend!💕

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