A Meetup of Influential Women

Happy Wednesday my friends! Today I’m excited to share a little bit about me with the Influence Network ladies. I joined the Influence Network soon after the new year and LOVE IT. It’s been a place of collaboration, inspiration, and just plain fun getting to know like-minded women. The rules are: Post 3 things about yourself, 1 thing you’ve learned using the Network, and 1 photo of yourself that you love. Here goes!

linkup for influential women

3 things about myself:
(I decided to share things that maybe my readers may not know:)

1. When I first started dating my now husband J, we found out that my grandmother 30 years earlier had introduced his parents. More on that story here.

2. I am really afraid of granddaddy long legs. And I know what you’re thinking, “Me too! I hate spiders!” But this is a serious phobia. Ask anyone that has ever lived with me.

3. When I was in 4th grade I started a newsletter for my friends that lived in different states. It had crossword puzzles and articles and was called “US Girls” (as in United States Girls, not “us” girls, even though that’s what everyone called it. Should have done my market research first.) I think I had five issues and about 50 subscribers, thanks to my aunt who signed up 45 of her friends.

1 thing I’ve learned from the Influence Network:

The Internet is a lot bigger and a lot smaller than I realized. It’s a lot bigger because wow are there so many wonderful, talented, beautiful bloggers out there! Seriously, I want to get to know every single one of those ladies. But it’s also a lot smaller. I have met girls who are friends with other blog friends I know. These women share the same fears, same insecurities, and same dreams as me. It’s such an encouraging space, and I’m so thankful for the friendships I’ve made so far.

 A photo of myself:

It’s hard to find a photo just me, (and even still, this one includes my dog), but this was taken the day after I ran the Charleston Marathon. I love this photo because it reminds me of the great accomplishment I achieved and the joy of having it behind me. Also, I love my dog. And wearing stripes.

leia & me

If you are new to this blog, welcome! welcome! Feel free to get to know more on my about me page, my goals, my faith, and the day I became debt free. If you are unfamiliar with the Influence Network, check it out. Also check out the Influence blog for all of the ladies linking up.

Have a great day everyone!

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