Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just Do It!

First, I have to say. Man! I have been so knocked out by all the congratulations and partying and just general outpouring of awesomeness since my announcement Monday. I'm floating around here on smiles and happiness. You guys truly rule. And I want to grab you all and give you the biggest squeeze!

Thank You!

I wouldn't have made it this far without you, and I most likely would've given up if not for this writing community and my awesome critique partners--all of whom I found through blogging.

It's just incredible.

Which brings me to today's post. On Monday, Katie Mills (Creepy Query Girl, link) wrote about Inhibitions (or a lack thereof), and she listed blogging as one of the things people are sometimes afraid to try. It's a great post about taking chances, and you should read it. (link)

And then on Monday as well, my friend Drexel Gilbert Cotton launched her own blog! (link)

Drexel is a former television news anchor, a mom of college-aged daughters, and an amazing inspirational speaker. I met her through my work as a reporter here in town, and we've maintained contact. She has so many wise and encouraging words, and she's been asking me about blogging, how it works, etc., for a few months now.

I'm so excited to read her posts, and I'm keeping it short in the hopes you'll take a moment to check out her new blog, "Words to Live By," (link) and maybe give her a little of your famous (infamous?) bloggie love. She's a cool, thoughtful, intelligent lady with awesome stories of her years in television.

As for me, I'm headed to Indy for the weekend to house hunt. Wish me luck! I'll be back next week. Have a great weekend, reader-friends. You're in my heart~ <3

27 comments:

Odessa said...

well if anyone deserves to be floating on smiles and adoration, it's you! Congrats again! Good luck with house hunting, btw, what's the status on the house in Mobile? Any buyer's yet???

Christine Danek said...

You deserve all the love. Congrats again, lady. Good luck with house hunting.
I'll check out the link.
Have a great weekend!

Pk Hrezo said...

Enjoy it, girl! It is deserved. And what's so great about this blogging/writing community is that we're all on the journey together. When one of us succeeds, we all get to enjoy it and it feels that much more real for all of us.
It's such a tough journey of dedication, discipline, stamina, endurance, and creativity... so to see someone as wonderful as you break on through to the other side, it calls for a party!!!
We'll say, we knew you when ... and we know that you weren't just a lucky girl, that you EARNED it with your hard work. :)

Have a great weekend on your cloud 9!!! Soak it in!

Old Kitty said...

HUGE congrats again with your fab agent success!! Woo-hoo!!!

Good luck with your house hunting and have a great weekend!! Take care
x

Al said...

House hunting I hate it.

Good luck with finding somewhere nice!

Vicki Rocho said...

Doofus that I am I hopped over to Drexel's page and forgot to leave a note for you! She's awesome...thanks for pointing me in that direction

DEZMOND said...

oooh, a house hunt, it's my favourite sport ... can I come, can I come, can I come too? Please, please, pleaaaaaase!

Angela Felsted said...

Good luck with your house hunting, and thanks for the link.

walk2write said...

I'm so happy for you! Sorry I've been MIA and not keeping up with your good news. So you're moving too? I hope you find the perfect home.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Good luck, house hunting. There should be tons to choose from. You'll know it when you see it. Don't rush into the first, take your time.

Have a wonderful weekend. I hope the weather is warm.

Summer Ross said...

Have fun house hunting! I'll check your friend out.

Anne N Kenny said...

Good luck in the hunt! I really love the one you showed me. *sends good vibes*

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a new blog to check out.

Jenna Wallace said...

It's so nice to see good news. Congratulations and enjoy house hunting (oh, the possibilities!).

Carolyn Abiad said...

Happy house hunting!

RaShelle said...

Have fun house hunting.

Big congrats again!!! So, very happy for you. =D

Jessica Bell said...

Good luck, Leigh! I'll send you positive vibes! ;o)

Clarissa Draper said...

I am so happy for you and I will check out our friend's blog. Congrats again.

M Pax said...

This is a great community of support. Awesome, indeed. and awesome for you -- the agent thing. :D

Have fun house hunting.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Good luck on the house hunt!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Leigh .. so much going on - good news .. and I'll check the links out ..and hope the house hunting is going well .. as M Pax says there's such community with the blogging community ..

See you on your return .. cheers Hilary

Susanne Drazic said...

AWESOME photo! Happy house hunting!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Wow, congrats. (I caught up on your past posts.)

Theresa Milstein said...

This is an exciting time for you. Nice you gave a shout out to your critique buddies.

And good luck house hunting!

LTM said...

@Odie--Thanks, honey. As for our current digs, still on the market. One offer that fell through, and many "very interested"s. Now we need an offer that goes through~ :o) <3

@PK--You're the best. :o) Thanks again. It's people like you that make this thing work~ xoxo

@Summer--Thanks! I think you'll like Drexel's stuff. She's always so up and positive, and she's got some great stories. <3

And sorry for the late responses! Just got back in town~ ((hugs))

LTM said...

@Hilary--it's so true! This is the greatest, most supportive community. Couldn't do it without you guys! Thanks so much for the wishes! More soon~ :o) <3

LTM said...

@Holly--Thanks, girl! It's been crazy around here, but I'm holding on! I'll be keeping you posted~ xoxo <3

Katie Mills said...

awe, how did I miss this? Thanks sweets!