The year has come to its end. I don’t know for sure about the rest of you, but I will be happy to wake to the Year of the Horse in 2014. Although 2013 was packed full of challenges and strangeness, there were also so many blessings as well. The 4 most amazing blessings online in 2013 are what I would like to share with you, on this day of change.
My 4 most amazing blessings online in 2013 were in the absolute support, encouragement, guidance and pure joy of four people. All four people are simply brilliant humans that have sharp minds, squishy hearts, generous souls and each has a wicked sense of humor that has kept my relationship with Apple Care strong (~because I keep having to replace my wireless keyboards after spewing coffee in fits of shocked laughter, all over them thus resulting in total destruction of their innards!).
These are people who lead incredibly busy lives, full of businesses and families. These four people have incredibly active hobbies and serve their communities with huge and giving hearts.
The most amazing thing to me is that these four people made Pioneer Outfitters such a huge part of their lives to the extent they were the top commenters on Alaska Chick’s Blog in 2013. I am so honored that they chose me. I am blessed to have these four people be a part of my life.
Ann Jane, is @equuisdancer on Twitter but she’s easier to catch on Face Book! Ann found Pioneer Outfitters and in turn me, scared to death while creating our first website, three whole years ago. She offered her endless support and friendship and has been with me (and Pioneer Outfitters!!) on our online journey into Social Media.
From Michigan, Ann is the one I turn to when I need inspiration, guidance or simply a little extra love and acceptance. She’s also the one that is the first to notice if I need a kick in the butt-ocks to “Let go and Let God.”
She is that friend. The one who listens. The one who really cares. For more than her own laughs, for far more than just the surface. Ann is the friend that simply knows. Ann came in as Alaska Chick’s Blog #1 commenter! ~ Thank you, my dear, dear, friend.
Betsy Cross, is @BetsyKCross over on Twitter and of course on Face Book. She is What If Today… with her wisdom and generosity infused byline, “… some thoughts on life”. I met Betsy on Twitter first, after coming across her comments on the same various blogs I found myself drawn to I think, almost three years ago. I can’t really remember not having Betsy in my life.
Betsy lives in Massachusetts and a Mother who’s youngest kiddos keep me laughing out loud with what they come up with next. She is an amazing Artist, dancer and writer. Betsy is the friend you LOVE to get into trouble with!
She is far more than one of the wisest human’s that I’ve known, she has one of most beautiful hearts; always full to bursting, always exploring and pushing herself past her own comfort zone. Betsy was my #2 commenter in 2013! Thank you!!
Meeting Jayme, after hiding behind other commenters on various blogs when I was a newbie to all of Social Media, I was completely drawn to her insights, knowledge, experience and sarcasm. But that wasn’t all, Jayme had a way about her, even online, that was magnetic.
Jayme is one of those Ladies you meet sometimes in a lifetime, that no matter how old you are at that point you think to yourself, “I want to be HER, when I grow up.” LOL! Jayme was my #3 biggest commenter on Alaska Chick’s Blog in 2013. Thank you, Jayme!!
@AlliPolin , my fourth biggest commenter in 2013, is my newest friend of these four amazing humans. Alli is Break The Frame, an American expat living in my dream destination, Australia with her husband and children. She is the air that buoys you as you “Make the Leap”.
I met Alli through our engagement and dedication to #bealeader in 2013 on Google+. She is an amazingly kind, astonishingly insightful, wonderful lady and she is the long lost sister of my heart. (I just hope her “gut” doesn’t tell her to come home before I get across the pond to visit her!) Thank you, Alli, for being such a part of my life here in Chisana, Alaska and being my 4th biggest commenter in 2013. You were certainly one of my favorite blessings in 2013.
So this is my thank you to each of these absolutely amazing women. I hope if you don’t already know them, you will meet them soon. All four of these ladies are outstanding professionals, super approachable and responsible for some of the best points of my life.