My Blog Turns 7 years old this Month and in CELEBRATION of it, I am introducing THE WOMEN IN MY CORNER CIRCLE of LOVE
Warm, Caring ,Giving Warriors
It’s just who we are.
And yet…sometimes we disagree, we name call, we are jealous or envious, we criticize and we judge.
The Media Calls it “The Mommy Wars” or something equally silly.
But then there are those times when we are each other’s BIGGEST SUPPORTERS, THE CHEERLEADERS on the sidelines of our greatest struggles and the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE we need to keep going and keep chasing our dreams.
It is then, when I am most proud of us as women.
I believe in the POWER of the phrase, “IT TAKES A VILLAGE”
I adore the warm fuzzy feeling the word “COMMUNITY” gives me.
But learning to trust and turn to other women didn’t always come naturally to me.
I grew up feeling too much competition and scrunity to truly open up.
It wasn’t until I was in my very late 20’s that I found the women who would redefine the definition of friendship for me and show me the healing and exceptional capacity of the heart of my sisters in this world.
And it changed my life forever.
Since I started blogging I have always felt the overwhelming love and pride, support and encouragement of the people I have called “The Women in my Corner“ since the first post was published.
Blogging can be a wonderful thing, it can bring us all together and it can introduce us to friends that will be part of our lives.
So starting now I want to celebrate those relationships.
I want to grow this community by telling each other how we feel about the special people here in our BLOG WORLD that make it better, that keep us going, that allow us to feel as if we’re never ever alone .
Inspired by my dear friend Cameron and her STORY CIRCLE, I want us to have a Circle of Love for the
WOMEN IN MY CORNER.
Starting today, and then continuing once a month, a blogger will be told, here in this space how much she means to someone, the circle will then be passed to her and she will pick another blogger to write about in this space and so on.
This is not a meme or a giveaway . There are no prizes or sponsers.
There is nothing for you fill out or make sure you have up by a certain date.
If you want to do this on your own blog(I encourage that!!!), I will gladly send you the button and you can link back to the circle here but it’s on your own time, in your own words.
I know that normally a blogovesary invites a CELEBRATION of stuff to give-away but in this case, I want my GIFT to you to be something we all need these days…
SUPPORT, LOVE and APPRECIATION for just being ourselves.
Plus it will introduce all of us to other bloggers who made a difference in the lives of others.
Yes, Angela, you of the beautiful words and phrases, the red pen of constructive critisism and the support of a thousand people, you kept me coming back, worrying about prompts and spinning my stories. Your writing changed the way I looked at everything I wrote before I hit publish and I wrote to make you proud, to share this journey to our dreams of published works.
Your comments were helpful and hopeful. I knew that you were listening when you would reach out to say “me too” or “I feel that way” , so that little by little, day by day and post by post you were my new friend.
You’re a dreamer, my friend. You are good and funny, your accent is my 2nd favorite thing about you because her heart (that is the size of Texas) is my 1st. I adore the way you just get me , here inside this screen. Sometimes it’s hard to know what people really think of you and if your words are making any difference at all, but from the very beginning I felt like I found a kindred spirit and a blogging twin in you.
Plus you teach me how to be a better person and a better mom. You push me to be a writer in evey sense. Plus, whether we are discussing something important or something completely silly I never ever feel like we aren’t connecting. I know if I call you, we’ll be on the phone a while(and ignoring our lives while we discuss) , if I text you and ask for an honest opinon you’re going to give it, I know that when I need a friend more than anything else you are the someone Ican count on.
So Angie, thank you for always being here for me, for letting me read your words and hear your laugh and feel your support and love.
Your Friendship inside this screen has changed my life outside of it for GOOD.
I don’t call you my blog friend, I just call you what you are, my dear sweet wonderful FRIEND.
And now I’m going to hand the circle to Angela.
In a few weeks she’ll be here with her own words for the person in the blog world that is ALWAYS IN HER CORNER.
I hope this sparks something in everyone that reads this, I hope that it brings to mind a person who has changed your life since the day you discovered their blog and who inspires you to be your best self.
*and the beautiful, amazing button was made by my dear friend