BUT... I do have a something to share. I know these little awards are very meaningless to many of you, but I also know how they can help turn someone's day around. And if I can provide a smile on the face of someone I care for, I want to do that!
My sweet friend, Alison from Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin' surprised me this week with a BFF award! You can read about it here. I was so touched to receive this award, as I definitely feel like we've formed a close bond over the past year. Alison and I are always texting about everything and anything, and I absolutely adore her! In fact, we were laughing this week about how some people (ah hem.. certain men in our lives) may find it a little odd that we're making BFF with people we haven't even met... but we don't care! :)
So, now it's my turn to pass on the award. I have to say that my first SEVERAL years of blogging were pretty lonely, now that I look back. I really only followed a few friends from college, and I think my followers were limited to family and those same few friends. I remember getting excited if I had more than 9 page views... I know! When I made the decision to dedicate my blog (mostly) to education, I finally had a purpose, and with that, I was introduced to so many wonderful teacher-bloggers.
One blogger in particular, my dear friend Erin from I'm Lovin Lit, has also turned into an amazing friend. She's gone above and beyond in providing me with resources and tips that have helped me both in the classroom and as a blogger/seller. I don't think I've ever seen a new product from her that didn't make me think, "Oh! I want that!" because I know they are top-quality and highly-engaging!
In addition to her generosity sharing tips and resources, she's also been such an encouragement and often checks in with me just to see how the job search is going. It's nice to know that I have her as a cheerleader and that she genuinely cares that I succeed as a teacher.
Thank you, Erin, for being so amazing!