I am humbled and extremely surprised at the love and thoughtfulness from what others give to me. And am truly inspired.
After being an avid blog reader of Me Ra Koh, I have been nominated not once, but twice for her Running On Empty Contest for a free ride (or half a free ride) to her Advanced Workshop in Sonoma.
As many of you probably know (or not) I was laid off the end of January and it has been a constant physical and mental struggle ever since. I had so many plans that I actually for once was planning to follow through on (I'm a HUGE procrastinator) and all those dreams were shattered when I received my layoff notice. Although I try not to get down about it, (I know people have it much worse than myself) sometimes I can't help but be saddened and overwhelmed with the huge burden of not being able to provide for my family as before and even worse putting a huge weight on my boyfriend, as he now is the only source of income.
I know many of you can relate to this feeling and I keep my faith in God that He will carry me through to the end. I know I am truly blessed to still have my family and to still be carrying through and I know that the right doors will open for me in the end due to the love and trust I have in Him.
I realize now all the love, trust and belief in me will take me nowhere than the top and I thank all of my family, friends...and YOU for standing by my side, reading my blog where my thoughts are put out for all. I know in due time, it will be my turn.
Cathy and Shannon,
I am more honored than anything to be thought of for this amazing gift. I appreciate your faith in me and even if I don't get chosen, your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. You both are close to my heart.