|Top: Forever 21 | Shorts: The Limited | Shoes: Old Navy | Belt:Thrifted | Jewelry:Forever 21|
Two days in a row of lengthy posts! I am sorry. I know your time is precious, but this post is dedicated to you, yes you! Please read it. Don't make me beg!!
My shirt speaks for itself today. It's full of hearts and love! It's a love that I have for each and every one of you who so kindly takes time out of your busy day to read what I have to say!
I was overwhelmed and humbled yesterday by tweets, emails, comments, Facebook messages and texts about my Big Sister Advice ramble. You ladies (and one boy) seriously rock my socks off!! I started Because Shanna Said So on a whim and had no idea what I was leaping into. I never followed any blogs or even knew how it all worked. And in just five short months, I have met hundreds of the most amazing people from all over the world!
I think the the best part blogging is the friendships I have made with somany of you. I have talked on the phone for hours with girls I have nevermet and feel as though I have known them for years. I feel like Ihave met half of your families, played with your dogs, cooked in yourkitchen, painted nails together, walked into your closets and have become partof your everyday lives. It sounds crazy, I know, but that's how feel andI am grateful for it. I am astonished at how close knit and supportivethe blogging community.
And for those of you who do not author a blog, but read along for grins and giggles, thank you! I have such amazing family members, childhood friends (and their parents), college buddies, old neighbors, acquaintances and past co-workers who continue to stay with me and actually read what I write. It blows my mind....beyond anything I ever expected!
If you are a blogger, you know that it is hard work. It involves an enormous amount of time to take pictures, go through pictures, write, edit, write, edit, proof read, edit, proof read, comment, respond, get your name out there and all the social media that goes along with it. It can be tiresome, intimidating, stressful and at times make you feel unsure of yourself. But, when I receive the responses from each of you, it makes me strive to push forward.
If I can reach one person, help one person, better one person, inspire one person, encourage one person and just make one person smile, my goal has been achieved. I don't just blog for myself (though it is my creative outlet). I also do this for all of you!
So, a heartfelt thanks goes out to you! Thank you for joining me on this journey and being my inspiration! No comments, tweets, likes, emails or messages go unnoticed! I can promise you that!
A double high five goes out to my hubs, Ross. He is my photographer, proof reader, partner and biggest fan!
Cheers to ROCKING MY WORLD!!!
Today I am linking up with these two ladies. Hop on over for some more fun!