Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My (Blogging) Friends are Cooler than Yours.

Y'all, I have a lot on my mind lately. Mostly good things but there's a few mixed emotions in there too. Yesterday Christine posted about the Tribe, and I kind of had to branch off of that post a bit.

You see, I completely agree with her post. This Tribe that we're in is an amazing group of ladies. I'm sure most of blog land already knows them, but I'd like to take a moment to highlight them a little today. Mostly because this year has had a lot of ups and downs for me and they've all been there to support me in different ways. I'm truly blessed to know these ladies and call them friends.
In no particular order:

Kendra @ Kenji Is Here. Kenji really inspires me to stay on my fitness path. Battling a chronic illness and still getting the strength to go to the gym? Yes please! But it's not even just that. She's real, she's kind, and she loves dance parties. Why wouldn't you want to be friends with her? I mean seriously!! (PS: she's the current Daddy Llama in post sponsor here too, y'all!!)

Cassie @ Sage. Cassie gives great advice y'all. No kidding. When I was stuck in fitness rut, she came to my rescue. But she's all about building community and raising people up, so it's no surprise that she helped me out. Her love for God and her love for friends is truly an inspiration and I'm so blessed to have her in my life.

Christine @ The So-Called Homemaker. I had the honor to meet Christine at one of the Atlanta Blogging Network events last year. She's seriously just as sweet and genuine as she comes across on her blog. Even if she doesn't get snapchat, she's still a wonderful person to be able to call "friend".
That's me on the left and Christine on the right playing blogging games!
Amanda @ Knock on Wood. My IRL bestie. Amanda has been my go-to gal for almost 9 years. That's nearly a decade, y'all. I'm seriously glad she convinced me to start this little blog. You want honest advice? She's got it! I'm so glad she's been in my life for as long as she has because some days I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't call on her... even if it's about a laugh over an ex boyfriend!
'cause that's how we roll, yo!
Anne @ Love the Here and Now. If anyone has a bad thing to say about Anne, then you don't really know her. She puts her family first and I love that! She constantly reminds me that I'm not a bad mom, and she's forever telling me to just breathe... it will get better. Thanks for keeping me grounded when I need it most, Anne.

Emily @ Ember Grey. I'm not gonna lie, when I first started reading Emily's blog, I was intimidated to comment. She's so pretty and her posts are always what you need to read. You may not have known that you needed to read them, but trust me... you did. I'm so glad I started commenting. Emails turned to texts. Texts turned to phone calls. Now, I'm thankful I can randomly get a laugh about packing for trips at the last minute with this gal.

Meagan @ All The Joys & Rebecca @ The Adventures of Bug & Boo. Meagan and Rebecca were dubbed my blogging soul mates after a blogging matching game last year. After getting to know both of these ladies, I couldn't think of a better match. Our love of pizza runs deep, but mostly I'm happy that I can randomly text these two with panicky mommy moments!

Christine, I'm sorry for essentially copying my post, but after the day I had yesterday I seriously had to give a shout out to y'all. Please forgive me? I'll give you wine!
But in all seriousness, what Christine said yesterday rings true. In this great big blogging world, tribes are key. Communicate with other bloggers. Engage, linkup, email! It works, I promise. There's a lot I most definitely could not have gotten through this year (so far) If I didn't have these ladies!
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26 comments :

  1. It's totes cool that you "copied" my post. This is different anyway, because we got individualized shout-outs. :) Love you!!

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  2. You're the best. I didn't know you met Christine! So cool. Can't wait to meet you all one day!

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  3. Yes!! I met quite a few of our favorite Atlanta bloggers that day. It was so fun!! :) and yes!!! I can't wait to meet you too my dear!

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  4. Love you too!! You're da bomb! Hashtag wine ninja for life! Lol

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  5. This was amazing!! Love it! :) I want to meet Christine too.. I just love her. Atlanta seems to be the happening place to be. Love ya!

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  6. Awww. Love seeing ladies supporting ladies. This is really sweet. I'm gonna check out all your friends that I haven't yet!

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  7. oh my goodness that picture of you and amanda is amazing!!!

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  8. You are seriously the best, you've helped me out when I needed a friend the most. I so wish we could be neighbors, I mean seriously how fun!! Thank you for all that you've done!! You're the best!!!

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  9. Aww, too sweet! #BloggySoulmatesforLife!! Love all these ladies too :)

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  10. YES! best hashtag ever. Y'all are all seriously the best!

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  11. I LOVE YOU!!! I'm so glad we've connected. XOXO

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  12. hahaha. almost 9 years of pictures, there's a lot of good ones in there. I should tag you in some of the ones I have. ;)

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  13. What a sweet post, the community has been by far, my favorite thing about blogging. I get to meet Lauren from Lot 48 Saturday while in Vegas and I CANNOT wait. I hope to meet so many people someday, it's kind of my dream! Love this!

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  14. Finding your tribe is the most amazing and important part of blogging. It's one of the things I look forward to most being a blogger. Reading yours and Christine's post show that these friendships are real and genuine.

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  15. Love you friend!! Soulmates indeed - a bunch of adventurous joyful llamas!! ;) All of those women are incredible - and uplifting!! Such an amazing group. You included, Melissa - you rock and I'm blessed to have you in my life! Xo

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  16. You are so sweet....thank you so much. Our tribe is what makes blogging even more extraordinary. So happy that we are all there to encourage and support each other and that we can laugh together, commiserate together and teach each other!

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  17. Yes!! I love that we can bounce ideas off of each other or just laugh. It's soo great! So glad to have you on my life

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  18. I'm so happy to have you in my life! You're annexing o and always there when I need a mini rant lol

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  19. I never expected to get this out if blogging when I started a year ago. Unexpected but amazing friendships!!

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  20. What a kind shout out to all your blogging friends :)

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  21. This is SO sweet, Melissa!! I love our tribe!!! :)

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  22. I love our tribe too! Y'all have really helped me get through a LOT in the last year!! XOXO

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  23. thanks! I love this group of ladies!

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