If you've been here with Sown since the beginning, this is officially the 💥17th💥 time this email newsletter has graced your inbox. Growing up, I always picked 17 as my lucky number just because it's the same date as my birthday (and purple as my favorite color because it was my first word, etc. — they seemed like good reasons at the time!).

Now, with five months and 17 issues of Sown under my belt, I want to hear from YOU.
Writing Sown has helped me think harder about making friends in adulthood. It's helped me consider who the people I am trying to become friends with actually are; to acknowledge that none of us really know what we're doing; to invest money in myself by joining a knitting class at a craft store in my neighborhood; to email random people out of the blue and convince them to let me ask them a bunch of questions for Sown; and to work up the courage to invite the five random people I know around here to a birthday dinner (after not being ashamed to Google "how to spend your birthday by yourself").

But I want to know how it's helped (or hasn't helped!) YOU. In the first issue, back in the dark wintry depths of January, I told you all that my goal was to make sure this is worth your time. And I told you how I hoped Sown is for you, it's for me, and it's for all of us who are looking for more in our homes: more friends, more courage, more to do, more challenge, more comfort, more camaraderie.

Five months in, I'd love to know how getting this little newsletter every Sunday evening has been for you. My inbox is always open for suggestions, but this Google form is an A+ way to tell me how you really feel. (It's only eight questions! That's an under-10-minute-long request!)
If you fill it out, you'll be entered into a drawing for my eternal gratitude and potentially something cool (it's in the works!). THANK YOU all for sticking with me (and Sown!) for this long — it really means a lot. 

Go sow: Challenge for the week. 

And add these to your friendship toolkit:

Grow the Sow.

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