Writing for me is therapeutic and fun, kind of like reading a good book. So thanks, Jenni, for doing this. I'm really having fun.
That being said, I'm not going to actually force myself to do it because that would take the fun out of it & although I can be a bit of a perfectionist & a task-oriented person, I'm not going to worry if I don't get to write every single day. Already, yesterday, on day 4, I missed a day & I'm okay with that – I'm just picking it back up today.
Day Four - My Favorite Quote
Choosing my favorite quote to share with you isn't easy because I've really been into quotes since 8th grade. Eight years of quote loving means there are a lot of them I could share. However, there's one I thought of immediately when I saw this topic so I'll share it ...
I found this quote when I was an 8th grader, oddly enough, and I was in the midst of reaching my weight loss goal.
I was a very overweight child and lost about 50 lbs. between 7th & 9th grade. When I found this quote, I was starting to really feel good about myself & the things I had accomplished. I was starting to run more than I ever dreamed I could and I made the cheerleading team for the first time that year.
This was a constant reminder I could do whatever I put my mind to.
Day Five - Confessing my love for a blogger
I started blogging my senior year of high school and the reason I started was because I liked reading blogs and I thought that in order to keep track of all the blogs I liked to read, I needed to have one. It just so happened I really enjoyed writing too.
Kind of like the quotes, there have been many bloggers over the years I've really enjoyed but if I have to pick an all time favorite, it definitely has to be Amanda.
I really don't even remember how we "met" but I think it just had to do with me commenting on her blog & her responding –– that's one thing I like about her, she's so stinkin' sweet. Quickly, we became pretty good internet friends & then in May of last year, I went & stayed at her house for a few days.
I'll let that sink in for a moment ... I flew way, way away from my house to stay at someone else's house who I had never met.
It was a great decision.
She was even sweeter & more down to earth in person than I thought she was from reading her blog. Staying at her house was like having a big sister & it was fabulous.
Amanda's blog is mostly about fashion & let me tell you, the girl knows fashion, but it's also about her gem of a husband & her four-year-old twins. And if you read her blog for no other reason? Her twins are two of the cutest, funniest kids I've ever met in my life.
I don't think Amanda will be surprised to know she's my blogger crush. I've made that point pretty clear, obviously.