Happy May 1st! I am truly excited and very happy to collaborate with leuchtturm1917. They kindly sent me three stunning notebooks, a pen loop and a pencil.
I’ve been using Leuchtterm1917 notebooks/bullet journals and art books for 4 years now and I’m very impressed by the quality of the product. Strong and sturdy. Never falls apart and I love ❤️ the thickness of the 120G edition. The 120G edition has:
• 120 g/sm paper from Germany • Smooth writing surface • Very low transparency • Suitable for a variety of writing instruments • Available as Hardcover in format Medium (A5)
I was kindly invited to the Leuchtturm1917 Multi Brand Event at the Delta Hotel in Toronto On Sunday August 15, 2021.
I’ve been using Leuchtturm1917 bullet journals for two years now and I absolutely love them. My daughter loves journaling and art and I decided to bring her with me on her first event ever!
We arrived and we were greeted. We were offered lovely beverages and we explored all the booths. There were so many lovely journals and art journals of every size. Leuchtturm1917 also has beautiful pens and they even had an embossing station. We had our names embossed on the cover of our journals.
I bought a neon bullet journal for my daughter and an art journal for my self. I also received a beautiful gift bag at the end of our event.
The gift bag included an art journal, the new premium 120G Edition notebook, a beautiful pink Drehgriffel Nr. 1 Gel Ink pen and they embossed my name on the cover of the notebook.
They served lovely lunch as well and we finished up the afternoon with a lovely artist demonstrating calligraphy. I documented the event on my Instagram stories if you like to have a look under the category EVENTS.
Overall it was a lovely event and I’m so grateful for the opportunity and invitation. The experience was delightful.
My daughter said: “ I really enjoyed the tables with the artwork. I really liked the embossing station and the lunch was delicious. The event was lovely and the the people were very nice. “
You induced turbulence and waves of emotional grief. You were unkind and relentless. You made me stand still while things around me moved in a fast pace. You tired me out and ripped my heart out of my chest. With these challenges there are many lessons learned. I have no control of fate, love can be omnipotent and even though social distancing keeps people apart, friendship, strength, courage and hope are resilient.
The beginning of 2020 was very challenging as Government announced the Pandemic and along with that came the rules like isolation and distancing. Staying away from family and friends was very challenging. Then schools closed and we started online learning. We only travelled around Ontario and spent time in nature. I started questioning a lot of things and there are so many emotions, feelings and thoughts about this entire pandemic. I can’t put it into words because there are too many things to reflect on. I’m still processing the entire thing. I started journaling more, doing art, yoga, reading more and staying creative. In the air lingered uncertainty, worry and fear for the future.
The last time I blogged was on October 23, 2020. I wrote that my father was coming and that I was going to take care of him. The first week he was here it was the hardest week of my life. I won’t go into detail. I felt so crushed and broken by his condition. His symptoms didn’t seem right to me. I took him to the hospital. They did all the tests and the results showed cancer. He went into isolation at the Hospital because he just came from Greece and I didn’t see him for two or three weeks. He was then moved to a palliative care unit and I was able to spend every day with him. I can’t get into detail about his condition and what he went through. It is too hard for me to describe. My father passed away on Dec 8, 2020. I was with him holding his hand and he knew I was there with him. I told him I love him and told him he is an amazing father to me. I cry every day and replay the last hours with him in my head. I’m broken. My heart aches. I cry and miss him. I think about him everyday. As I am writing my mind stops and thinks “What just happened?” Everything feels like it happened so fast. I know I was not alone in that room with my father holding his hand, I felt my mother with me.
Thank you for your messages, flowers and prayers. Thank you all for being there for me.
Even though it was a turbulent road and a lot of emotional chaos, I will add that love and faith in God is what kept me going. The love that I eternally have for my father gave me strength and courage to get through the hard moments. I can’t reflect on a lot things that have happened in the past two months. A lot of things are a haze, I’m still mourning and my thoughts make me tired. My tears just pour out unexpectedly through the day. I will be okay. Knowing my father is not suffering anymore and he is with my mother gives me peace.
I am hopeful and I feel loved. I have courage and strength to move forward with my family. My mother and father would want the best for me and I must keep that in mind. I love them and think about them everyday. They are around me and a part of me. I can feel them stronger than ever. Love, strength courage and hope are within me and I am resilient.
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