April 15, 2011

Friend Friday: Gratitude

As we get older we have more things to be thankful for in life like our friends, family, where we are, who we are, etc.. I am thankful everyday for my friends and family without them I wouldn't have the fond moments, the laughter, and the great moments that have made my life. This Friend Friday we celebrate the birthday of FBFF by showing our gratitude.


1. When it comes to be personally – I owe a lot of who I am to: My parents. They raised me to be a strong independent woman and I am proud of who I am today because of them. I know that I've always wanted to make my parents proud and even when I've done stupid things they've always had my back and supported me. Without their love, support, and their teachings I def. wouldn't be the person I am today.

my parents and I after my college graduation...I look like a mess because I ended up going hysterical crying after receiving my diploma. Yup I was that girl at graduation.

2. When it comes to be professionally – I owe a lot of who I am to: My aunt Angela, may she rest in peace. My very first real job was interning at Citigroup where my aunt was head of the human resource department. I was 14 or 15 when I first started interning during the summers there. I knew nothing about the business world but she taught me a lot about how to hold yourself as a woman in the work place. She was a strong woman who even through breast cancer worked hard and played hard. She was well respected and even though she was a tough cookie everyone loved her. I miss her everyday and I wish she was alive to see me slowly become the woman that I am but I know she is up there watching me from above and I know she continues to guide me. I will always carry her teachings in my head.

3. When it comes to the art of blogging, I’m grateful to these people for helping me through some rough spots: ...not a lot people knew I started blogging and I don't know a lot of other bloggers but the very first person to know that I started out on this venture was my boyfriend. The poor guy has dealt with me talking his ear off about fashion shows, other bloggers, and what I have been up to in the blogging world. I've also have dragged him to a fashion event. I know he loves me and cares enough about my craft because he lets me go on and on. He's also always there to give me some sort of advice. The other person I owe a lot of thanks to is my best friend and college roommate. Every time I have news about something or some event coming up she always gets so excited for me. It always makes me feel good about what I'm doing and what I'm putting out there.

the boy, the best friend, and well me. At the Bean in Chicago back on a cold day in January 2010.

4. One blogging challenge I’m grateful happened because it made me stronger was…I haven't had any real blogging hurdles...yet. I am grateful for that.

5. To my readers, I’d like to say…I deeply appreciate everyone who stops by my blog to read and to comment. When I first started this blog I never thought it would become what it is and really I owe it to everyone who reads this and comments. I don't know if I would have continued on without receiving any comments at all. I remember when I first first first started I didn't receive any and I was a little put down by it but slowly my blog started to grow. I can't put into words how honored I am to have followers and to have commenters. I look forward everyday seeing who left comments on what I posted. I'm always interested in seeing what everyone has to say.

2 comments so far

  1. this was such a sweet post ! loved the pics too, awww your followers and commenters are here cause we love your blog :) such a good read xx

  2. Wow, I love this post - it's interesting to see what people are grateful for in their lives, I think it says a lot about aperson!


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