Listen… this is a milestone I never thought I’d achieve. Or at least, not so quickly. I am also positive that this milestone should have happened months ago, but I refuse to count up the posts pre-naming them LOTD and the number. However, this is a proud moment of epic proportions for me. So… here goes nothing.
If you’re just interested in what Austin or myself are wearing or the pose details… scroll on baby!
First off, I have to take some time to thank some people. So, let’s start at the top. My husband who supports this adventure and fun for me 100%. He may not be in world often anymore, but he’s always excited to be featured in a photo with me, anytime anywhere. He, above anyone else, understands my love of graphic design and particularly in SL, photography. I have always enjoyed taking photos in world, and before we were together in RL, we took pictures all the time. I also have to stop and thank our four year old, because when I edit these photos she likes to sit with me and watch… she always tells it like it is too “mommy, that’s beautiful,” or if she isn’t pleased with it she usually says “oh, what is that mommy?” and that’s my cue to start over. LOL.
Second, I need to thank my sister Jes. It would be an absolute understatement if I said I couldn’t be here without her support and help. Like… I don’t think there are enough words, in any language, that can express how deeply thankful and appreciative I am to have her in my corner and on my side… I think that’s important. She, like my daughter, will tell it like it is… and I won’t lie, I used to not be able to handle that kind of information – from anyone, I have learned to accept that criticism doesn’t mean bad, just means try harder. Plus – you’ve seen it, she is a featured member of a multitude of posts with me because, we are great separate, but we are better together. What I lack, she brings to the table and vice versa. Plus, in this amount of time I have not only grown, but so has she and it’s been great to stand along side her and be proud of our accomplishments and where we have been. Love you sisser… thank you for all the support, forever and always xox, your twinner for life.
Next… I want to thank all of the people who have helped me along the way. I don’t think I am going to list all the names because I am positive that I will forget someone and I don’t want to hurt anyones feelings. I have learned quite a bit over this time too.. some are overly supportive, some are hit and miss supportive… some don’t give you a second glance. The blogging community has come a long way, it used to be super cut throat and competitive, but I feel like it’s changed and we all lean on each other more. I know this has changed because when I first started… no one was around to help me (within the community – I need to specify that, family and friends were super supportive). Most of the time people wouldn’t even respond to me when I first started. Because I thrive under pressure, I am where I am today. If y’all ever need anything, I am happy to offer any advice, support or critique if you ever need it. Don’t hesitate!
And finally, I want to thank all of the sponsors, both current and previous sponsors. It means the world to me that you have trusted me with the ability to showcase your items to the best of my ability. I know that the time, effort, hard work, multitude of hours and possibly blood sweat and tears as well – your work is hard earned and well appreciated. I am beyond floored that anyone would pick me to begin with. I’m not looking for compliments either, this is legitimately how I feel, it doesn’t matter if we are talking about SL or RL. I am blessed and honored to be a part of the teams that have picked me or I have worked with in the past. I hope these relationships and support continue for a long time!
I’m sure I forgot something… be humble and be kind when it comes to blogging. No need to brag, no need to beg… people see all the things you post on social media. Literally… all the things. The downside to privacy on the internet is it is limited.
Song of the Day: All of Me – John Legend