Kayley Vandenberg

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Included in your monthly The Year of the Work letter will be a 3x5 envelope and notecard addressed to another member of Letters of Encouragement. (U.S. Domestic letters include postage.)

This is all you have to do: Write a note, share a quote, draw a picture, do whatever you feel will spread a little light in the life of the person who receives it. Next: Seal it, wish it safe travels, and drop it in the mail. Then: Expect to receive one from another Letters of Encouragement member in return.

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Dear Subscribers,

The Year of the Work will end in 2018. Thank you for your support and companionship these past three years. To order past letters, please visit theyearofthework.com.

All my love,


First of all, THANK YOU for believing in the power of an intentional year, for signing up for this far-fetched idea, and for believing in it enough to see it through to the next month. Thank you for the stories that have been shared and thank you for the encouraging and supportive conversations I’ve witnessed in the face of vulnerability. Thank you for your honesty, your strength, and your courage. It may sound cliché, but none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you.
Considering the work is never ending, I think that means The Year of the Work should also continue and I’m hoping you will join me! It will still be called The Year of the Work as I will be committing to another year, though I’m going to switching things up a little bit to make it a little more sustainable.

2016 was a wonderful tool in determining the best way to manage this wild idea of mine, so beginning in 2017 there will be more rewards for donors and a tiny more work for non-donors as a demonstration of their intention and engagement.

Here’s What’s New:

Non-Donors: In order to keep things manageable for me financially, there are now limited spots for free letters. The number of spots available is based off of how many donors are choosing to sponsor another member by donating $5 or more a month. Non-donors will also be asked to re-subscribe each month as a way of showing their continued interest. Re-subscription opens on the first of each month and is first-come, first-served, unless a donor has specifically requested to sponsor you. To assure you will receive a letter each month and receive automatic re-subscription, please consider donating the cost of your letter, just $3/month.

New Donors: Take advantage of the new rewards tiers on Patreon! Just a reminder: Patreon is a monthly subscription service. Choose your pledge, claim your rewards, and you will see the money come out of your bank account once a month. Donors will not be required to re-subscribe and as long as you keep your address up-to-date, you are guaranteed to receive a letter every month! To pledge, please visit patreon.com/theyearofthework.

Existing Donors: *THANK YOU* You will continue to be automatically re-subscribed as you were in 2016 and now you have the fun task of claiming your rewards! Please log in to your Patreon account, visit patreon.com/theyearofthework.com, and select the reward level that matches your pledge. Interested in a reward above your current pledge? No problem – pledges can be adjusted at any time!

All rewards can be found in the right hand column.

*Please note that the schedule for 2017 will be a bit delayed.

The January letter, which would have been mailed mid-February, will now be mailed early March. As a 30<sup>th</sup> birthday “Your Life Looks Nothing Like You Expected It Would, But It’s Just As Good” gift to myself, I will be spending the month of February in restorative and serene Ubud, Bali, which is something I never would have dreamed of doing when my life was on the path I always expected it would follow. Upon my arrival back to Los Angeles on March 1<sup>st</sup>, I will be printing and mailing the January letter. The February letter will be mailed mid-March and set the rest of the year back on track. So – please expect both the January and February letters to arrive in March.

I am so excited to have had your support in 2016, and hope to continue sharing this journey throughout 2017. I am eager to hear your feedback, questions, comments, etc., so please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]. This is as much about the workers as it is about me, and I want it to be a place of joy, growth, and inspiration for us all!

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