Things are going to get mushy for a hot minute here on RSF….gross, I know.
I think it’s really important to surround yourself with positive people-people who challenge you, inspire you and push you to be a better person. Back home in Maryland, I have a really wonderful and supportive group of peeps who do just that for me. When I moved to Chicago, (like I’ve mentioned before) I thought it would be a breeze finding people like that to surround myself around here.
While it may have taken a little while (I’ve been here 1.5 years), I can finally say that I have that here. Now, I’m not a mushy, gushy kind of girl. I don’t like big romantic gestures and I don’t like being serious pretty much ever. BUT, I do make a habbit out of telling the people I love and care for just how much I love and care for them–all the time. I want them to know how much I appreciate them being in my life and how much I love them for being who they are, and for loving me.
One of my closest friends did something amazing this past weekend. Lindsay flew down to Florida to do the Goofy Challenge- a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. Sounds insane right? That’s because it is! I can’t tell you how many times I told her that over the past few months while she was mentally and physically preparing herself for this. Goofy Challenge is crazy and so is Linds.
When I got the message from her on Saturday that she finished the half, I was so happy for her. But when I got this message on Sunday after she finished the full: “Done and in SO much pain” words can’t even describe how happy, proud, and inspired I was of my friend. It made me realize just how lucky I am to have people that I can feel that amount of emotion for in my life.
So to all of my friends and my readers I hope you know that I love each and every one of you. That I look forward to your comments, reading your blogs and getting to know you a little more everyday. And you know if I could hang out with you every second of every single day, I totes would (you know I’m not even joking about that…).
That’s all the nonsense I have for now!