hey you.

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I ONCE READ THIS LINE THAT GOD HAD A THING FOR CITIES.

That he started with a garden and ended with a city. I always really loved that idea because it made me feel like maybe me and God weren’t that different— that maybe we had pieces inside of us that actually matched up and made us right for one another.

If you ask me who I am these days then I will tell you straight: I am a girl who started with a city and plans to end with a garden.

A lot of people would tell you my story started in New York City. It started when I began leaving love letters all over the crooks of Manhattan and saw something really beautiful— a beautiful, little movement— coming out of my own loneliness and depression. I lived comfortably in the identity of “a girl just trying to find her way” for a very long time. I learned to hide behind my own story. It meant that I never had to let people in. It meant that I never had to let God in. But at some point being lost doesn’t cut it anymore, you have to be willing to be found.

I’ve changed my life completely in the last two years. All the creative writings on my blog chronicle that story. I write and create with an honest heart that is bending towards Heaven. All the things you read on these pages are really just a love letter for you during your victorious or tough days.

Cheering fiercely for you,

hb.

ps.

I hope you stay. Whatever thing you are standing in right now, I hope you stay and let the good work be done.

13 thoughts on “hey you.

  1. SJH says:

    Hi, Hannah! I love love love the way you write, and I bet you are as beautiful inside as you are outside. And as lovely as your words. Speaking of words, I like your new blog format, but I miss your tagline: “Knee-deep and muddy in the business of broken hearts.” (Did I quote it right?) I thought that was lovely and you should bring it back! 🙂

  2. Bethany says:

    Hi Hannah! Tonight/this morning I came across your blog and just wanted to let you know how much it spoke to me. I was introduced to it after one of my Facebook friends shared your post, “You Can’t Be All Things.” While up at 3 am studying for finals and overwhelmed about life (typical 20 something anxiety), this post could not be more perfect for me in my current place in life. God is powerful in that way. I immediately sent it to my best friend and e-mailed it to my mom. Thank you for your mission as a person and be joyful knowing how you are touching lives daily!

    my constant reminder:
    “The Lord will fight for you. You need only be still” (Exodus 14:14)

    a sinner touched by grace,
    Bethany

  3. What a great idea! I love your writing style and story of LETTERS! There is just nothing like them. Snail mail. Having someone say something personal to you. I was in an accident 6 weeks ago and have received dozens of letters and I re-read them all the time. They touch, they move. Words, stories. …and congrats on the book- from one writer, to another… cornelia – http://www.corneliaseigneur.com

  4. Sandy says:

    I’m choosing to stay. Thank you for following your dreams and writing love letters. They truly make a difference! (:

  5. Edwin Knowles says:

    Hannah, Thanks for Being You! Watched you on TV with my Coffee and found you to be both bright and caring!
    What a Heart you have for others, checking out your blog and liking how personable you are! Hope your Book is a Big Hit!

  6. Hey! I am a big fan of letters since ever, actually, letters can tell much more when well written. The strange part is that I speak Portuguese and I rather writing in English than Portuguese, why? not sure but whichever language I choose, letters are always a better way to show what you really think…….nice for the initiative…..

  7. I have spent the last two days of my winter break reading through all 63 pages of your blog. I AM OBSESSED! Your writing has inspired me so much. I’m from Atlanta too and your words have shown me a whole new side to the city. Thank you so much for writing the way that you do. Reading this blog has been an eye-opening experience.

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