I have some major catching up to do in the A-z Challlenge In fact, I have yet to even settle on a "theme" or even if I am going to follow a theme. So, I am taking a very easy way out to make up for A-H, and tomorrow I'll start for real with I.
I couldn't decide how to group A-I together. I talk about different things on this blog- recaps of weekends, family, friends, life lesssons, my journey, music, tv shows, books, writing. I don't typically stick to just one topic. But a very common theme in my life/my blog? People. I love connecting to other people. Finding out their stories. Learning from one another. So, I went ahead and chose one person to talk about from letters A-H. I am going to try to pick people who I normally don't speak about in this blog.
Alethea- You've probably heard me talk about my best friends Alex and Alicia. Someone I don't talk about as much is Alethea. Alethea and I worked together at a nonprofit for a few months and she was my saving grace. She was the only one who could make me laugh, she understood my frustrations and pushed me to pursue my dreams. She taught me how to cook, how to talk to teenagers, and most importantly how to fend for myself. She's one of my favorite people I've ever come in contact with. I still text her every once in a while, just to say hi. Whether she knows it or not, she is a huge part of my life.
Britt- Britt is one of my "Idol friends". She is very strong in her faith and has helped to keep me grounded. She's a great source for inspiration.
Christine- My best friend since the age of 5, Christine has been there for me through it all. And now we work together. We know every little thing about each other and she is usually the first person I go to for advice, whether it be work related, relationship related or family related. She'll always be my very dear friend.
Desi- Desi is another "Idol Friend". We kind of have a lot in common. And by kind of I mean we are the same person. We've had very similiar life experiences. We like the same music, make the same jokes. Sometimes we tweet things that are very similiar at the same time. She reminds me I'm not alone in this world.
Elizabeth- Yet another "Idol Friend". Sweet Elizabeth is just that- sweet. She always knows what to say to make someone laugh or cheer them up, and is one of the most encouraging people I have ever known. She puts her entire heart and soul into her relationships with others and I am lucky to call her a friend.
Fr. Michael- I know I have talked about him before but Fr Mike is, what our waitress at Los Ranchos would have said, the bombage. Talk about connecting with people, that man is an expert at it- especially the youth in our church, who so very much need a role model like him.
Gem- Did you know Gem is the only friend I have whose name starts with G? And that's not even her real name. Well, now you know. Anyways, Gem is pretty much awesome. She's older than me, but that doesn't matter, because we have this general understanding of one another. She makes me laugh super hard, she is comforting and compassionate and I am very grateful for all she has done for me.
Holly- Holly's a little burst of sunshine and energy. Girl has been in my prayers for months now as she deals with that heart of hers and goes through different procedures to get it back to where it needs to be. She's a fighter and I so admire her strength!
So there you go, a little insight into important people in my life, whether they know it or not.
What do you think friends, how should I continue the a-z challenge? Pick a theme? Or just pick a word/topic for that day and reflect on it?