Finding friends in the unlikeliest of places

From an early age, you are drawn to a certain bunch of people who usually stay life-long friends. Even when you graduate from high school, you all manage to keep in touch. Well, for most people I’d like to think this to be true. And for the most part it is. But for me,,, I’ve had my disappointments time and time again.

To say that I have trust issues is putting it mildly.  I’ve been so many people’s scapegoat  for their own misfortunes instead of owning up to their faults just to make themselves look like angels in their family’s eyes, that they didn’t care how it would make me look to those who knew us.  Mind you, only one friend ever came forward and apologized to me.  I’ll never get that from the other.

Then there was that website I used to volunteer write for.  Longest 2 years of my life.  Sometimes I feel that I wasted my time on there, but then I wouldn’t have found out that I can write.  And write well.  Being dyslexic was hard during my school days.  And sometimes it still is.  Diagnosing myself with the problem at age 14 was the biggest light bulb moment of my life.  I no longer felt stupid.  That there was a reason for a lot of things.

I actually wrote and published my first ever book.  And yes,,  to those of you who have a copy of it,, I’m still working on the sequel.  LOL.  It’s something I thought I’d never ever do.  But with the love and support of awesome friends, I done it!!

Only one friend growing up, that knew me very well, was there to support me.  She knows who she is.  There’s no words I can write to let her know how much I appreciated her standing by my side.  OK, well, not literally standing next to me,, that’s impossible as she’s on the mainland, LOL.  But you get my point. 🙂

All the other friends are those I met later in life, and most of them are online friends.  People I’ve never met, and may never get to meet in person either, but I know they’ve been there for me every step of the way.

And even like the past, being drawn to certain people, it does happen again.  But this time it has a different feeling.  It’s doesn’t feel like those who are only pretending to be your friend, this time it’s with people who genuinely care.

I’ve made friends with the most unlikeliest of people thanks to Facebook (and later on Twitter).  We’ve cried together, laughed together, even laughed until we cried together. They are the friendships that I’ll hold dear.

So being one of the biggest Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit geek out there,, I’ll leave you with this quote from Bilbo.  “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” 

Until next time.

K  

This, That, and Everything in between.

Wow.  This is a record.  Writing up another post after doing one yesterday.  Better write that on the calendar, LOL.

Though, I was thinking last night (yes I know,, BAD idea 🙂 ), of changing the tagline on this site to “The Ramblings of a… “.

But of what?

“Stay at home mom”?  Nah.  Doesn’t sound too interesting.

“Wacky Writer”?  Hmmm, maybe.

“Nerdy Noob”?  *facepalm*

I seem to have lost my creativity in coming up with something that seems so simple.  So I’m asking you, my readers, to come up with a catchy tagline to go under my name for this blog site.

So to help you guys and gals out, here’s some tidbits about me.

I love sci-fi (Stargate, all 3), Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit Trilogies (especially Kili 😉 )

I love drama as well, NCIS (Love Gibbs), 19Two (awesome Canadian show) and Castle (I assume it would fall into this category).

I love BBC shows.  Mrs. Brown’s Boys (OMG it’s hilarious), and my new favorite, Poldark (not sure why, 😉 LOL.

Mind you if you follow me on twitter, you can figure out pretty quickly the type of person I am.  I love meeting and chatting (or tweeting) with people.

I’m not religious (not sure where I really stand on that topic), which seems to be taking me on some sort of journey for that answer.

If there’s anything else you wanna know about me,, pop me a tweet and I’ll answer as best I can.  If you don’t have twitter,, then post your questions here and I’ll answer there as well.

Anyway,, I have to get going.  Housework won’t get done themselves.  Though I wish it did. LOL.

Until next time,

K ❤ .

Looking back and Aiming ahead.

Looking back on this past year and I have to say that it’s been a pretty good one.  Besides the usual birthdays and anniversaries, there was our trip to Cuba, spending time with the kids and planning for upcoming adventures.

There’s also been some down sides to 2014 too.  So this is where 2015 will be different.

I’ll be doing a lot of soul searching this year.  Friends who treat me as a back-up are not my friends.  And weather they read this or not, I don’t care anymore.  You chose who you want to hang out with, so don’t start questioning why people who you were close to are not there any longer.

Will I stop and chat if I see you out and about???  Yes.  I’m not THAT stuck up.  Will I gossip on this one or that??? NO!  If you want to know something, go to that person,, not me.  But just know that I’m not going to sugar coat anything any more.

Some things in 2014 I’ll forget it ever happened.  I want to start 2015 with a clean slate, fresh ideas and REAL friends who are there to support me in what ever I do.

I’ll be spending less time on social media and only posting updates of my adventures on my author page on Facebook (which is linked to my author account on Twitter).  So you can do one or the other,, or both to stay updated.

So, what will I be doing if I’m not online???  I’ll be concentrating on writing my books.  I have the sequel to finish from my first one, and I have a couple others started as well.  And the only way I’ll ever get them published for this year is to stay offline and get it done.

Plus, I’m aiming to write a Best Seller.  It may not happen this year, but it will happen.  With the support I’ve been getting, I know I have a good chance at it.

And speaking of support, I’d like to take this opportunity to do so now.

Besides my husband (and kids), I’d like to thank everyone for putting up with my ramblings on Twitter; the games crap on Facebook (which I know is annoying as hell), and everything in between.  To my inspirational friends for kicking me in the arse on twitter or facebook to do what I’m supposed to be doing.  Dustin Pari, you’re full of awesomeness (and lemon pie 🙂 ).  Alexis Cruz for great chats when I’m bored as hell, 🙂 .  To Roxanna for taking me on some excellent adventures, and giving me some amazing ideas to draw from in my future books 🙂 My BFF.

To Margaret, Kahlil, Champa, Lisa, you girls are amazing. Strong, inspirational and smart women, and I’m thrilled to know you all.

Now seeing as I’m a huge fan of The Hobbit,, it’s only right that I leave you with this little song sung by the awesomely talented Billy Boyd.

Thank you all for following my blog, and for being an awesome support in my life’s journey. XO