In true southern fashion...Hey Y'all!!!!
My name is Tanisha Hurtt, owner of the girlfriend greeting card and stationery brand, NaomiRuth Expressions. It is my passion to create heartfelt content for women and girls, and my goal to deliver quality products that leave lasting impressions.
I’m a stay-at-home mom, wife, and entrepreneur from Jacksonville, Fl, now residing in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle area). My background includes professional careers in secondary education, social work, and collegiate financial aid counseling. While serving through those various careers I also earned two graduate degrees in Public Administration and Adult Education. I’m married with two children, Taylor (12), and Clayton (10).
My passion for writing creatively began early in my teen years, but I never shared that with anyone until I got to college. Once in college, on the highest of seven hills, at Florida A &M University, I enrolled in a creative writing course and had the best experience. Through that course I learned that I had something to share with people and I was pretty creative. Creative expression is fun and can be therapeutic. Through the years I would go on to journal, write short stories and poetry for my own pleasure. I found that I wrote more when I was going through a valley or just in a rough patch mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or physically. I guess it’s true when songwriters say their best work comes from pain.
My family has relocated four times and lived in four different states in the last ten years. I think I’m a pro at packing and moving a family of four. Similarly, I’d like to think I’ve figured out how to maintain friendships and consistent communication through moves and many life changes over the years, but I haven’t. What I have figured out through my life journey thus far is that friendships are important. They are important to me. My friends are important to me. New or seasoned, I need them, and they need me. It’s not easy moving from place to place and making new friends. It’s hard for kids and equally, if not harder for adult women. I’m sure many women can relate.
In the coming days, I hope to release another blog post. However, I am realistic that 'life happens' and I wear a lot of hats as I'm sure many of you do as well. So, let's just say, I'm working on new blog posts. Hey, we've got some great things coming to you soon and I'm working really hard to deliver great quality cards for the upcoming Spring and Summer holidays including birthdays....yay. You asked and we are delivering. That's right, birthday and general occasion cards are coming this Spring '21!
I hope this post finds you well and in your right mind. I know there may have been days, pandemic or not that you may have questioned if you were in fact in your right mind or not. It's ok. You're not alone. I think in these times, it's important to just be present in each moment. Good or bad. Present with ourselves and be honest with our feelings. Be well my girlfriends and supporters of NaomiRuth Expressions, LLC. Be safe and Be Kind to others and yourselves. Remember, "Your Words Matter!"