Monday, October 21, 2013

i've spent my life alone in a room with a typewriter.

Writing is my passion. Without question, it is one of the things in my life that gives me purpose. Not only did I go to school for writing, but I also do a lot of it! My birthday is coming up on the 24th and my boyfriend spoiled me with an early present. Why did I get it early? He wanted me to be able to use it before my trip to Los Angeles. (So sweet!) So, what was my early birthday gift? A typewriter!


It’s not just any typewriter, though. It’s a really old portable typewriter - with a case and an extra ribbon. When I opened it, I was so excited. Not only was I happy about the typewriter itself, I was overwhelmed by all of the support my boyfriend has given me. He truly believes in my dream. Plus, he wants me to write for myself…not just for a paycheck. In that moment, I felt so loved and blessed. It was the best gift I’ve ever received.


I love my typewriter so much. Whenever I use it, I feel this indescribable energy. It’s amazing how a machine can make you feel so connected and inspired. Each day, I’ve been trying to give myself at least fifteen minutes to write something…. anything. With all of the work that I do, it’s good to remember why I do it! I am so grateful to have such a caring and generous person in my life. It is a birthday gift that I will always cherish.

Do you love writing? What do you think of this typewriter?

xo Shannon

16 comments:

  1. I can totally relate with you!! writing is my passion too!! great post!!
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  2. You must be really happy... is a beautiful gift :D

    Federica
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  3. There's something really romantic about an old fashioned typewriter. What a thoughtful gift!

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  4. I love to write and have always wanted an old typewriter! Definitely putting it on my Christmas list!
    xo Annie
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  5. Do you love writing? Nahhh, I kinda just live and breath writing. I also used to have a typewriter but it wasn't in very good condition. The evil keys stuck all the time and the ribbon always got jammed. :/

    ~K. Leah
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  6. Superb typewriter!

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  7. Love those, they are so vintage! Used to type as a kid. :) :X
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  8. I love it! I want one!
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  9. An earlier happy birthday darling, is an amazing gift! xoxo

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  10. I love thisss!!!

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  11. Wow I am jealous, I would totally write more if I had a type writer (or at least that's what I tell myself). Hehe.

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  12. Such a sweet gift :) Your boyfriend is really thoughtful.

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  13. I love this side of you dear, I love we all can have some little private things we really enjoy, and I love this part of you... THanks for sharing...
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  14. I don't think I've ever used a typewrite, but seriously so cool to have!! Hope you get lots of use out of it as your creativity flows and you can type it out!
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  15. I absolutely love writing! It is my dream and passion too. This is such a sweet post, I'm really happy for you!

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