Monday, April 4, 2011

How I Get By (With A Little Help From My Friends)

I have "people." And I'm a lucky girl.  It took me a while to realize it, but the other day, I was smacked in the face by gratitude.  Yeah, gratitude smacked me in the face (but in a good way). 

So let me introduce you to my people.  

  • My family.  My family is a constant source of support and honesty.  Is an idea too cray cray? Have I spread myself too thin?  Is something really cute and should I totally go for it?  They'll tell me.  Remember when I said that there are some people out there that I feel are trying to sugar coat their feelings about my DIY projects?  My family is not on that list.  Take for example my aunt, who in seeing me work on my bridesmaids present (that I'm getting to, I promise) said, "you're nuts.  Just go buy it!"  Yeah, she doesn't mince words because she loves me (and because she doesn't mince words, generally speaking).  But that's my family, and I need them and their honesty to keep me going.
  • My friends are an awesome group of women.  They've all offered to help me, time and time again.  And of course, I've said no time and time again.  Soon enough though, I'm going to get over my inability to relinquish control and tag them in for a round or two.  They keep me laughing, keep me smiling, and keep me sane.  And for that, I am a very lucky lady. 
  • My bridey-friends.  I could probably write a post on all my friends that are getting married, and another on the women I've become closer with because we're getting married.  We're in the same place at the same time.  Who else wants to discuss the difference between peonys and garden roses or custom monograms versus DIY?  My bridey-friends, that's who!  I know who I can talk to about anything wedding related, at any time, preferably over a glass of wine.
  • And you, dear bloggie friends.  I've really loved checking out your blogs and I can relate to so many of your experiences and I love your inspirations.  Also, can I just tell you that it makes my day to see someone comment on a post?  It really does!  I never would have expected to feel such support from people that I've haven't met before.  But I do.  And I'm officially addicted to blogging now, thanks to you all.
And I feel very lucky that as my stress level rises and the clock starts winding down that I have people to turn to.  People who will roll up their sleeves with me.  People who will advise me when my brain up and quits me (because you know it will).  People that will tell me the truth straight up (no chaser) when I need to take a time out and enjoy myself.  My people are awesome.  

And as an added bonus, I share with you one of my favorite show openers ever since I couldn't decide what version of "With A Little Help From My Friends" I wanted to share.  P.S.-I'm still a little jealous of Winnie Cooper. 

How about you, do you have "people?"  (Have your people call my people and we'll do lunch--sorry, couldn't help myself) When have they helped you the most?

1 comment:

  1. Yay for "people"! I, too, have the support of my fiance, family, bridal party, other friends and blogger friends. One friend in particular has been so great. All of my family and bridesmaids are long distance, so she's been the one to help me with wedding crafts, come over to see me after my hair/makeup trial and help me try on my dress for the first time. I'm not able to have her as a bridesmaid this late in the game, but she's definitely deserving of the title!