Monday, April 28, 2014

With a Little Help From my Friends

So, a huge thank you is in order. I have been slacking while my life is going through the turmoil that it is. I have had friends who have stood beside me and others who have walked away. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for all of them.

To my baby sister, Dani: I cannot say thank you enough for the phone calls, FB chats, and text messages that have kept me from pulling the plug on all of this. My life is better because you're in it. My writing is better because you know my characters almost as well as I know them. You keep me smiling when I want to cry. And you let me cry when I need to absolutely fall apart. When I feel alone in this world, I only have to reach out via my heart and know you're there.

To Logan: Gods, I'm not sure how I would have made it through this last year without you! You have never stopped telling me how intelligent, beautiful, or special I am. You keep me believing that I can move mountains and achieve my every waking dream. You have brought my life so much laughter, happiness, and moonlight. You are this amazing, brilliant man who walked into my life when I needed a friend.

Tonya, my dear Tonya: I never dreamed when I walked into your math class that I would walk out with a life-long friend. You have pushed me when I needed that extra shove. You pulled me along when I tried to dig my feet in. You helped me through one of the most difficult years of my life. You've supported me and held my hand when I just needed to cry. You know where I am on this path in my life and I am blessed to call you my friend.

To Tori: You awakened a power that I had forgotten about. You brought me back to myself and my roots. You don't let me forget who I am. I belong to the Universe. I am blessed by the gods of old and I need to believe in myself. I cannot thank you enough for all the things you have brought back into my life.

To my fans: You haven't given up on me even when I was ready to toss aside my computer and say "I'm done!" You keep asking for your favorite characters. You keep telling me how much you love this world I've created. You keep pushing me forward when I'm ready to call it done. You don't allow me to give up on myself or my dream.

There are so many people who have crossed my path as I've walked along. They have all taught me lessons and made me a better person. Whether they merely brushed across my life or stopped to stay awhile, I have been truly blessed by so many and I felt it was time that I say thank you for all that you've done.

May the blessings of the gods rain down on each and every one of you!

With love,

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