There are so many people that I admire, appreciate and respect…and think they’re pretty awesome. I often don’t say it, and most of us aren’t regularly reminded of our awesomeness past elementary school, and life would be more wonderful if it happened more often.
So…here are 5 bloggers that I admire. If you’re so inclined, I’d invite you to tag others you think are awesome and do the same.
I admire Debi’s dedication to mental health. She’s got a bunch of amazing posts on the topics we don’t give much voice to: Living with autoimmune disease, suicide, daily struggles, mental illness…ya know, the things we try to push under the rug. I appreciate her starting a conversation on these important topics that touch so many.
Shirley has a warm, nurturing presence, and it shines through over the interwebs. I admire her passion for people with gluten related disorders, and her advocacy supporting people in her community and online, and her devotion to making me drool at all hours of day and night with her dessert blog. She puts her heart where her mouth is, and I love that.
Julia is proof that you can be awesome even without blogging about food. I love Julia’s poetry, her honesty, her sincerity, her vulnerability and her desire to share what’s real. She writes of love, she writes of whole-ness and beauty, and her words touch my heart. So does her art–I love this new drawing of hers. Thanks, Julia, for sharing your gifts.
I’ve appreciated the privilege of getting to know Carrie over the years. I love her cookies, of course, but I’m an even bigger fan of her compassion and willingness to share her truth and her struggles with weight, depression, anxiety, etc. I admire her courage in facing life as it is.
I’m new-ish to In Johnna’s Kitchen. While I’ve bookmarked her Ultimate Alfredo Recipe and plan to make it soon, what I admire most about Johnna is her Soften Saturdays, with beautiful nuggets of wisdom of ditching diet judgments, living with challenges, and all those other fun things that come up so often.
Oh, BTW, I am a big fan of the “You are Awesome!” posters from Kal Barteski. How many people do you know that could use a reminder of their awesomeness?
I’m so grateful to be included in this list Cheryl! Thank you! What a lovely bunch of ladies to be represented with! You are a gem my friend!
You’re sweet–and I appreciate you greatly.
Awww, such a lovely thing to be told! Thank you so much! It’s so true that the “you are awesome” talk often stops after elementary school. That’s a shame. Thanks so much for starting a new trend by acknowledging awesomeness, Cheryl! I’m honored to be included and still beam every time I see my “You Are Awesome” award from earlier on my fridge. 🙂 What a great group to be included in! Must check out Julia as I know you’ve shared her work before. And, in closing, you know we all think you’re pretty awesome, too! 😉