Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Getting Mushy Here Today

I'm a day late for yesterday's Blog Every Day in May prompt, but it is worth posting, so I'm gettin' crazy and breakin' the rules! (It may sound like I'm adventurous, but I have to admit that this wasn't posted yesterday, because I was doing school work and writing two papers. What can I say? I get wild on Cinco de Mayo.) 

I know I've said it before, but this thing called blogging has changed my life. There's no earth-shattering tale to tell. Rather, I started to get to know a few people through blogging last year. Like dating, jumping into the blogging community is overwhelming and fun. I came across so many interesting people, some with whom I seemed to have a lot in common and others who  lived lives that were foreign and fascinating. Reading turned into comments which turned into e-mail which turned into Skype dates which turned into texting and phone calls. I was officially "friend dating" some of these people! A small part of me expected that the newness would fade and I'd come to realize that some of these friendships weren't meant to me, but here I am over a year later, and guess what? These people are just as effing awesome as they seemed in the beginning. 

Jenni said to write about my love for one blogger friend. I chose nine. Sue me.


Jessica is the first blogger I reached out to when I started blogging. She is the epitome of "dream chaser" (and this girl has so many dreams). To know Jess is to have a life-long sassy friend (and for me, little sister). I don't know how she does it, but she always has room in her heart for more people. Also, she is launching her new business, Glisten Fit, soon. Stay tuned!

Bobbi is the cool kid in school with whom I have no business being friends, but somehow, she likes me. You think you're smart, witty, creative, and a total bad-ass? I thought I was, too, until I met Bobbi. Also, I'm glad she doesn't mind that Ryan and I blow up her Twitter with banters and nonsense.

Michelle is one of the best bloggers ever, because she is a writer. Whether she writes about her crazy co-workers or her husband or running into people from her past (much to her dismay), you'll wish she had written more. Even the crappy stuff in life is funny when it's told by her. I adore this girl!

Meg is the perfect Southern girl. Outspoken, super sweet, sarcastic, trendy, accent -- all without the gossip (like, none ever). :) We met in person last April, and she's just kind of wonderful to be around. I'm so glad we live in the same part of Houston.

Whitney and I are nothing alike -- at first glance, at least. She's a South Carolina beauty who loves her sweet tea and loves her sorority even more. We bonded over deep conversation and shared values, and I'm lucky that she also lives in the same part of Houston! She's like a slightly taller, Caucasian little sister to me. ;)

Gesci is my fellow animal lover! Yes, we have e-mailed about pets a lot. We've also discussed religion, marriage, food, and traveling (although that's mostly her talking). We share a love of Prince Edward Island and Anne of Green Gables. I'm the Diana Berry to her Anne Shirley. We are kindred spirits. Also, she taught me what Bible Drill is, so there's that. ;)

Betsy is "the challenger!" I have never seen someone take to debate and discussion the way this women does. She is not afraid to speak her mind, but she does it with such grace and respect. It's inspiring. We like to serve as sounding boards for each other whenever we feel like we're faced with a situation that requires perfectly chosen words. She's a good mirror to have!

Devon is the epitome of a free spirit. She quit her job to become a professional surfer and writer. I mean, hello? That girl's got balls. We went to the same university and knew some of the same people but only met once I moved 1,500 miles away. Go figure. She admits to what she's feeling, draws a lesson from it, and moves on with a calm confidence that leaves me in awe. Oh, and I get to hug the sweet life out of her when I'm in San Diego next month.

Emily and I met through a vlog link-up, and our BBF/BSM (blog best friend/blog soulmate) relationship unfolded from there. She is the kind of friend that everyone needs: endlessly supportive, witty, and honest. Life is just better with these "Emilys" in your life. Em's blogging journey ended after she moved back to the states from Australia, but we call each other and Skype. And... we're meeting in person for the first time (with Devon!) when I'm in San Diego next month! I CANNOT WAIT.

So, there you have it. A whole bunch of mushy, bloggy love today.

Linking up with Jenni for Blog Every Day in May


16 comments:

Mo (New on U) said...

Way to go with your nine! I skipped yesterday because I definitely couldn't choose just one, so then I was going to do like, 5, but got scared about leaving someone out and panicked and didn't do it. Maybe I'll revisit this, or even, GASP, post twice in one day!

Gesci said...

Aww, thanks, Friend!! I love this group of women, too!! Some of my absolute favorites here!
And I have to say, the "blog everyday" challenge is whetting my appetite for getting back into blogging...

Lianne @ Lulabelle {a lifestyle blog} said...

Nice! What a lovely surprise to click over and see NINE! :)

Such a rule breaker ;)

xo-lianne

Michelle said...

Linds this made my whole day!! Thank you!! You are the best and I am SO GLAD I know you :) love you!!

Meg Cady said...

Ummmm Im all embarrassed now. This is entirely to sweet of you! Thank you so much friend!!! I am so lucky to have a friend like you... now COME ON SUMMER so we can have lunch!

Belle Vierge said...

I totally used this prompt as an excuse to talk about most of the blogs on my sidebar. Rule-breaking FTW!

Whitney said...

Squee! Thank you so much for this. The fact that I'm taller than someone really helps my self esteem, so thanks for that. =P <3 Love you big sis!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

:) :) :)
Sassy is my middle name haaaaay!

Love you so much and I appreciate you more than you know. I'm SO glad that you reached out and we're friends now cause let's be real...you're irreplaceable.

Love you to the moon, sis!

Emily @ Emmy June said...

Love you sweet lady! Thanks for the awesome shout out. I may start blogging again...don't count me out yet :)

Devon said...
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Devon said...

Made my day. I got a crappy email this morning that threw my whole day off until you come in with this amazingly sweet shout-out. Thank you friend. I really cherish your words and friendship. I can't wait to meet up in only a few short weeks!!

Betsy Transatlantically said...

mushy is the best way to go :) and thanks for mushing me! back atcha, obviously.

bobbi said...

Sending you all the kisses and hugs in all the land!

Erika @ CHiMERiKAL.com said...

Oooh I hope to be saying the same thing that you are a year from now! *Off to check out these links!*

Marie said...

My heart just swelled reading everyone's loving comments. Mushy-mushy! We need more of this "love' in the world.

Kaitlyn @ Shoot the Breeze said...

Omg... it TOTALLY made my day to read that you are a P.E.I. and Anne fan. I'm Canadian but live in Ontario, but I have been to P.E.I. around 5 times and have visited L. M. Montgomery's house and a whole bunch of Anne "shrines" many many times. I just love love love Anne of Green Gables. I also really liked her Emily of New Moon series, did you ever read that?