Before I get to this (fantastic) post, I wanted to make sure everyone got their tickets to the upcoming fundraiser I’ve helped put together. It’s a fashion show featuring dogs available for adoption. Ticket cost includes beer, wine, appetizers, a show and all the cuddle time you could want! I promise it’s going to be a fun night so grab your tickets now!
To be honest, I had extreme writer’s block when trying to figure out what I wanted to write about this week. I thought about writing about Las Vegas and how it could have happened in Chicago. I considered writing a piece about how I feel when people make negative comments about my blog. I even tried writing about tips for running with your dog, but nothing was feeling like me.
After stressing out about it for a bit, I shut down my computer, grabbed a bottle of wine, and headed to my best friend’s apartment for some much needed free therapy.
As I’ve become an “adult” (I use that term extremely loosely) I’ve had an even bigger appreciation for the women friendships I have in my life. Of course, my husband is always there to help and listen, but there’s something about sitting down with a girlfriend and a glass of Cabernet that is the most comfortable safe space.
After returning from Europe, I was feeling blue and wasn’t sure why. Obviously coming back from vacation is never fun, but this particular return to the US left me feeling a bit more than sad. Luckily, a fellow travel enthusiast and friend knew the cure and texted me all day asking about the trip and its highlights making me feel better daily. And then, just yesterday I leaned heavily on a friend when I was upset about what someone had said about my blog. I know I open myself up to criticism, but that certainly doesn’t make it hurt any less. Of course she made the whole situation better and helped me see past other people’s opinions. Really good girl friends seem to make everything brighter.
So when I sat down to (finally) write this post on a rainy Friday morning, I decided to reflect on those friendships that have been there for me lately.
I’m inspired by other women’s friendships as well. There’s something about seeing a connection between two women that makes me smile. Yesterday I attended Danielle Rollins’ Trunk Show and was excited to see she had teamed up with designer Shelley Johnstone for the event. The two women are friends and put the show together in order to support one another. It was wonderful to be a part of and see the fruits of their friendship labor.
I’m well aware that this is a blog about adoptable pets and this post really doesn’t have much to do with animals, but it was what I was feeling and what has inspired me lately. My friends. They have come to and supported my events, they’ve donated to fundraisers, and sent me texts along this journey that have meant the world. While I’m having an absolute blast with this blog, it hasn’t come without its trials and I wouldn’t be getting far if it weren’t for these supportive ladies in my life, you know who you are.
So thank you for picking me up when I’m down and helping me get back on my feet to continue to spread awareness for adoptable pets everywhere.
What does friendship mean to you? Do you feel similarly? Let me know in the comments below!
I’ve got three snuggle bugs coming your way today!
The first handsome man is Zeus and isn’t he the cutest with those ears? Zeus is such a sweet boy that was sadly returned to the shelter when his adopter realized they didn’t have enough time to properly train him. He’s a good boy that needs a patient owner willing to work with him on his manners and in return, he will give you all the kisses. For more information on Zeus, click here.
The next pup available for adoption is Chase and he is a large, happy boy who is all sorts of strong and clumsy, a winning combination. Because of his age and strength, he’ll need an owner with a bit of muscle and experience. He’s got a big old head that made me laugh and want to hold in my arms forever. For more information about Chase, click here.
Mochi is the final four-legged friend in this post and I mean, look at her. She’s already been adopted but I couldn’t resist having a bit of fun with her during our shoot. She’s literally just a marshmallow and I love her for it.
Speaking of friendships, Kovet, my favorite boutique, is run by two women who also have the best friendship. I’m so excited to be able to partner with Kovet again because they really know my style and when they showed me this vegan leather jacket, I was in love. Another new favorite is these jeans. I love the shark bite ankle and the fun twist on the classic black jean. I will definitely be wearing these all fall long with these booties that I brought back from Copenhagen.