Choose Joy.

Posted by Emily Brown on

It's sad and embarrassing, but it's true. I want to be great. I want to be the very best version of myself for all those around me. I want to be a difference-maker. I want to be a kickass business person that lifts people up and spreads joy - all while letting them know they're not alone in this messy, glorious life by using my lettering and with my words + actions.




I've let comparison steal my joy. -- I FREAKING LET IT HAPPEN. It's not something that naturally happens...I have allowed it. *yikes that just hit me hard. cue the tears* 


I just googled the quote "comparison is the thief of joy" because I couldn't remember who said it. Then I clicked images (because that's how I do things) ..and quickly found that it was Theodore Roosevelt. 


But that's not the point here. One of the first images that popped up was made with one of my handwriting fonts that I made yearsss ago. Sitting here on the edge of my bed, I'm now crying as I stare at it for a minute. Someone thought "This. THIS is the perfect font for these words and for this image that I am creating." ...and I wrote those letters. And they liked it! And they used it. And now it's on the World Wide Web for all to see. Surreal. And perfect timing. (I see what you did there, God!) 

That may sound super weird, but it still trips me out when I see things that I have created out in public or on the internet. Little tiny bits of dreams coming true for me. It's indescribable. 


Okay so I was going to word vomit on how I have a severe problem (that I'm getting better at) of comparing everything I do to others. Others who have been at it longer, just killin it, or rocking the biz side of things that I suck at..etc. I love gaining inspiration, but beat myself up simultaneously wanting to BE the inspiration for others. Ugh. 


But now I'm sitting here giddy and teary over the font choice that person used for the quote that was laid on my little heart today. And somehow everything is different all of a sudden. 


Somehow, I don't care to compare. I'm pretty great already. The Big Guy just showed me. 


I'm choosing joy vs comparison. From this day forward. (and if I forget that I was going to do this and slip into comparison mode, Imma need one of you to remind me, mmkay??)

All the glory goes up, here, y'all. Fr. 




//Day 2 of #theimperfectboss compaign with @ashley.beaudin @theimperfectbosses //


  • Hello Emily, I just received an enormous package here in Rhode Island. I’m so grateful for who ever it was that gave you my name. I’m also very honored to to have some of your products. Thank you so much for what you do! I will be my best self!

    Patricia Hartmann on

  • Beautiful! I love to see how God is active and constantly working in the lives of those around me! Thank you for being obedient to Him and sharing this!!!!!

    Your new site is gorgeous ?

    Shayla on

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