First off, I just want to say “THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!” to so many of you who commented, emailed, tweeted, etc… in response to my last post. Your encouragement and your sweet thoughts and words are such gifts to me. What started as a session where I could vent and let off some steam turned into a “me too” moment that I’m so grateful for. Isn’t it the best feeling to know that you’re not alone? I think so.
Since that post, and because of your overwhelming support, I have been feeling so much more inspired to write these past few days. I’ve started a few close-to-my-heart posts that I’m looking forward to sharing with you. I think that Anne the Adventurer is evolving more into a blog focused on writing and becoming your authentic self than it is about products or DIYs or what not. Not that I won’t be sharing any more posts like that, but maybe they’ll be a bit less frequent.
It’s so funny that I’ve been thinking that, though, because yesterday, I was randomly surfing the web, clicking around on Homefries and A Beautiful Mess, when I saw a notification come through on my MacBook Air saying that I had been mentioned in a tweet. I quickly read “Our pin of the day is… DIY bulletin board…” and that’s all I could make sense of before the notification disappeared. I also caught a glimpse of the words Real Simple. Caught off guard, I quickly checked my email, thinking that I had been played or that some fake Real Simple account had tweeted me. This was not the case.
The actual Real Simple Magazine (REAL FREAKING SIMPLE, PEOPLE!) tweeted out yesterday afternoon that my DIY Chevron Bulletin Board was their pin of the day on Pinterest. What the what?! Are you freaking kidding me?!
I had one of those moments where I was looking around in my empty house for someone to show, pointing frantically and speechlessly at the screen. I quickly called my girl Kim of Oh, Sweet Joy! and when she didn’t answer, sent out a storm of text messages to her, as well as Lauren, Natalie, Rebecca, the parents, anyone I could think of. “OMG REAL SIMPLE MAG JUST TWEETED ONE OF MY POSTS AS THEIR PIN OF THE DAY!!!” We were all freaking out. And then snarky Miss Lauren said, “Maybe that’s a sign to blog more.” Um, yeah, haha.
So if you didn’t see my freak out on the Anne the Adventurer Facebook page, or my “Just play it cool” Twitter stance – here’s the post to share the good news. Now let’s all stop for a minute and have a dance party to this song to celebrate.
To top it all off, I got my copy of my alma mater’s college magazine in the mail today. I’m featured as one of their 50 Under 50 alumni who are doing interesting and inspiring things with their lives. I am so honored to be included on a list of so many talented people.
I’m feeling really loved today, and just wanted to say thank you. To all you awesome readers, to my bloggy friends, to my friends and fam. This girl feels pretty special. XO.