Wow! Today marks the one year anniversary for me starting my fashion blog! It took a lot of dedication to continually keep up with it. It was a goal that I set for myself and I DID IT!! Man, it feels good to say that I accomplished part of my goal. Did I meet the expectations I set for myself? Not 100% but I still kept at it. Am I where I want it to be yet? Of course not, I have continual goals that I set for myself. Have I met amazing people doing what I am doing? Uhm, YES!! So many beautiful people out there that have been supporting me and cheering me on. I LITERALLY could not have done this without the support group that I have. First and foremost I need to give a shout out to my amazing husband, Marc! He sees the side of me that not everyone does when it comes to dealing with stress and the times I didn’t meet a goal or if I feel like I let someone down. He is also my personal photographer most of the time with his iPhone in hand ready to go (lol-have you seen the Instagram husbands video? Ha! I at least don’t make him do “shoe pics” together). He sacrifices a lot for me when it comes to this journey and I can NEVER thank him enough.
Then I have my friends and family that are nothing but encouraging and take the time to respond to any feedback on topics or pics for my blog. Most of the time I’m embarrassed to send them pictures of myself but I truly appreciate their feedback so I do it anyway.
Then there is this amazing group of women that have helped encourage me and spread the word about my blog in the community. I truly believe that without these group of ladies, I would not be where I am today with this blog. They have provided SO many opportunities for me and I am blessed to be a part of this lovely group; The Hot Tomatoes. And for anyone that has ever attended a fashion workshop of mine, thank you. Owner of Hot Tomato, Andi Roberts has produced some truly amazing photography for some of my work with Clutch MOV and my blog. She makes me laugh and feel so comfortable.
Speaking of Clutch MOV, I can’t thank them enough for spreading the love of Ran.dom.o.si.ty 7.4.0 throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley when it comes to my fashion articles. Liv and Nate have done some incredible photography for some of my articles as well. A huge thank you to Sarah Arnold for allowing me to be a staff writer. I’m also overly appreciative of shop owner friends, Debbie and Becky of Twisted Sisters Boutique, Teri Ann of Terri Ann’s, Laura of Wit & Whimzy, Stephanie of Peyton & Peppy Boutique, Cathy of Sabika jewelry, Mike of Mizzy’s Deals, and John Rossi Art Studio for either sending lovely texts or facebook messages during this time and/or allowing me to use some of their merchandise in my posts. As well as Meredith of MD Photography and Staci of Makeup Mommy DE for making my first blog post ever possible!
A special message to whomever is reading, thank YOU! Thank you for taking the time to like or even share my posts and to help make one of this gal’s dreams continually come true. However, my biggest thank you goes to my little girl, Harper Simone. Without her it would be hard for me to give up on what I am trying to do. What kind of example would I be sending her if I gave up on something. I want to send a special message to her and that is, if you want to do something in life just go for it and don’t give up! Never let anyone keep you from going after your dreams if it’s truly your heart’s desire. And most importantly to remember life isn’t perfect and there will always be haters out there, just don’t let them dim your light. Some people may not understand your dreams and that’s okay. Just do you!
Your Faithful Dreamer,