Did you know that this week was NATIONAL BESTFRIENDS DAY? Friendship is more than just fun! Don’t you love that there is a designated day to think about all the friendships in our lives? For me some of my very best friends have been made here on my blog, and mainly Instagram. I never would have believed this five years ago when I started this, that you could meet such amazing women on social media! Ruthy is one that I met up with in Paris!
When I began this blog, as many of you already know, I had no idea what I was doing! I had no idea it could become a business!! Crazy, right??? Not long in to it, I received a phone call from a lady that I had been following that had been blogging a few years longer than me. Her name was Sheree, or SheShe as I call her. Her blog is SheSheShow. She has quite the experience when it comes to business and running your own.
She wanted to introduce me to RewardStyle. From that phone call we had the opportunity to meet up in LA for another conference. When we met it was instant. We connected on so many levels. I think mostly personality and lifestyle. We both love color and patterns and are pretty bold in our style.
Now…… we have numerous trips under our belts. We’ve been to Tucson, AZ, Memphis TN, Quebec Canada, Baja Mexico, NYC, Florida, Santa Fe, LA, and Italy! We have the best time together. This picture was taken in Florida on Sanibel Island. We were there together at an event with Chicos, who we’ve both had the opportunity to work with. These hats were given to us by Chicos and such a fun memory! That trip is here.
Did you know that FRIENDSHIP can actually boost your health? It’s true! I found this article on the web from the Mayo Clinic that I thought was really good. These below are just SOME of the benefits of HEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS!
- Increase your sense of belonging and purpose
- Boost your happiness and reduce your stress
- Improve your self-confidence and self-worth
- Help you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one
- Encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive drinking or lack of exercise
I remember when I was a young mother and raising three little boys. What a busy life that was!!! It was all I could do to keep up with them and their active little selves! I didn’t give a lot of time to my friendships. I’ve definitely learned that FRIENDSHIP IS MORE THAN JUST FUN. If there was ever a friend that wanted to just sit and chit-chat, it would make me crazy! But now that my family is raised, and I’ve gone through what I have in my personal life….. my FRIENDSHIPS are seriously what have kept me afloat!
I have SO MANY that I’ve met through this platform of which I’m so very grateful. Each one has offered me much advice and encouragement in my journey. I’m richly blessed in the FRIENDS department! And….. I consider YOU a friend as well! Take care everyone!!!