I won something! I never win anything. (Well, ok, I actually won the lottery on Christmas. By which I mean: I thought it would be funny to buy some lotto tickets as stocking stuffers and on one of the scratch-off cards I won $28. I. Am. Awesome.) More importantly, I won a beautiful necklace made by one of my favorite bloggers!
Rebecca of Life, Love & Baby is not only a wonderful writer, but a talented jewelry maker as well. (She has an etsy shop here: JewelryBag) She did a giveaway of one of her necklaces and I actually won it. I absolutely love it.
And while we’re on the subject of pimping out fellow bloggers, allow me to introduce my friend Carolyn of Carolyn Drohner (insert clever photography nickname here). She’s an amazing photographer. Many of her pictures are of her beautiful little girl Vivian, which I’m sure helps!
Can I just say: I’m really jealous of these ladies. They’re both managing to do something they love and even make a little money off of it. Allow me to just sit here in my corner and write and wish that there was a viable marketplace for writers. (I just found out that one of the bloggers that I love and that I think of as an incredibly successful blogger only makes about $5000/year. This is me weeping.)
But, while I’m definitely jealous of these women, I’m also inspired by them. I love seeing that other people are pursuing their passions – it gives me hope to keep writing. And that, of course, goes for all of my fellow bloggers. Every time I read a post by one of my favorite women, it gives me a little more courage to put myself out there. So here’s a big, heartfelt thank you to everyone who follows their dreams and, especially, puts pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, which is just much less poetic). Thank you!