This week has been off-the-charts nuts, unbelievable + amazing all wrapped into one. You might have heard that I was in my local paper, The Palm Beach Post, a few weeks ago sharing my “personal journey,” one that I honestly don’t even realize it’s my story sometimes, if we’ve being honest. As if that wasn’t enough — I mean the response locally has been incredible — the story this week got picked up by AP, meaning 40+ news outlets around the country have ran it in print or online. It was the cover of the Miami Herald’s features section the other day, and places as far as Seattle and California have it featured on their web sites. I’m honored, totally floored and feel ever the more grateful that I placed the trust in the reporter who told my story better than I could. I’m in PR and I get that doing this is a major, major risk. That said, and I get why certain things didn’t make it to the final story, is a key reason why I was able to do most of this in the first place.
I’m grateful for a million people in my lives, but if I had to hone in on one, and at the end of the day each of us are lucky if we have even just one, it’s my husband. It’s cheesy to say he’s been my rock, but he was the one three years ago going to work all day, hustling to get our daughter to a babysitter or family member, and then running to the hospital to spend each night to sit with his paralyzed or barely walking wife for a month. He was the one who demanded I continue with physical therapy, who encouraged me to start my business, who still makes our daughter’s lunches and gives her baths so I can work on the blog. He does it all without asking for anything.
In moments when I sometimes feel kind of lonely, ya know, lots of people I know, very few close friends, he’s that person who’s always there for me. When you read all of these things about my life, it’s Adam who has pushed me because he knows my potential even when I don’t realize it.
Why is this a Vent Sesh? Because I want it to be. Ha, ok truth: because I think we can get so wrapped up in our lives, the insanity and non-stop schedules, that we can sometimes forget to take a step back to realize how grateful and fortunate we are and should be for the handful of people, or just one, that we have in our lives. Again, another cheese moment, but have you had the chance to take a step back to think about these people in your life, or even more importantly, those who you are theirs?
I’m so incredible proud of the person I’ve become over the past few years. Not only is it kind of laughable that anyone asks this girl for style advice (seriously people, my friend Dori in the article is not joking about my sense of style… or lack thereof!), but for way more. While I’m confident I can stand tall on my own, it’s really being able to lean on my husband for support, guidance and love that has made the world of difference. He’s made my world.