I have a new family, whether they know it or not. I guess I could probably just list them as Medium friends but I think the term family holds more meaning and value. Especially since I’m so far away from my real family and it seems I am spending more time with my Medium fam these days.
Not only that, they totally get me, support me and love me ❤ (at least I think they love me 😜)
So I’m gonna tag a bunch of people and not because I’m looking for any type of writer’s or contributor’s rewards but simply because I’m in a really loving and grateful mood today.
I’m that person who randomly sends out “I love you and thank you” texts. Why? Because I want my friends and family to know that I really fucking love them and I’m grateful to have them in my life. People need to know ❤
I’m not sure if that is just because I’m a million miles away from my all my friends and family or if it’s just lately I appreciate all the beautiful people in my life. Who knows. Doesn’t really matter.
What matters is that I love and appreciate all the people in my life right now, all for various reasons. Here are the reasons I love my Medium family. ❤
In no particular order of how much I love you (there’s no favouritism here, calm down), here it goes:
KD Murray ok maybe a little favouritism but you top my list because every time you leave a comment on one of my articles you always make my heart explode ❤ I think you’re a doll.
Sturm Enrich because I just feel like you’re a soulmate or something. Our email exchanges always make me feel so loved. I adore you ❤
Shannon Ashley because you inspire me with your vulnerability and your motivation to do the very best you can to provide for your cute little family ❤ Being a single mom, I totally get it and I fucking love you for your determination!!
Bonnie Barton I just think you are the epitome of grace and beauty. Such class and elegance and I totally dig your mixed tapes! I’ve added so many of those songs to my Spotify collection!!
Jeff Barton I think we too are soul sister/brother or something. I so relate to all your stories and I love them all (except the runner ones, they make me tired).
Jonathan Greene I just think you’re the shit, dude, honestly. You like, ooze confidence. It’s crazy. I admire that and wish I was that confident.
Randy Shingler because of you, I love poems now. A lot. Yours move me in ways that I’ve never felt before.
Glenna Gill your stories make me want to rush over to you and hug you so fucking hard. I think you’re truly amazing and an inspiration to all ❤
Brian Brewington you actually kinda remind me of my son a little bit and you write like him too ❤ I love your no bullshit attitude, kinda like mine ;)
Jodi Tandet you just make me laugh my ass off and it seems it’s just when I really need a good laugh. I love your humour! You always put a smile on my face :D
Deb Knobelman, PhD I just think you’re really smart and beautiful but also so genuine, kinda like salt of the earth type of peep! And I really want you to stop drinking Diet Coke!!! :/
Christine Graves girl!!! Badasses unite!! You rock and so does your attitude!! And, you totally get me! 😝
There’s probably a few more I could tag in this article but these are the peeps that stand out in my mind first and foremost ❤
Each and every one of you inspires, motivates and encourages me every damn day. You probably didn’t know that. I want you to know.
I want you to know that I’ve never had this much support in my life.
I want you to know that I’ve never truly belonged anywhere but I, without a doubt, feel like I belong here, because of you guys. ❤
I want you to know that each and every one of you is so special in your own way and you have touched my life more than you can even imagine.
I want you to know that because of you guys, I won’t give up, I have more determination than ever, and I am slowly starting to have more faith in me and my writing ability and my badassness.
I want you to know that for someone who rarely had any encouragement, love or support ever from anyone (except maybe one or two people) being part of this Medium family means more to me than you know.
I want you to know that because of your awesomeness, there’s a chick in Guatemala who feels so fucking special. ❤
So, thank you, my Medium family. And Jonathan I think summer of 2019 is a perfect time for a Medium convention and I don’t give a fuck where it is, I’ll be there!!
Hallmark moment now over. As you were ❤
Peace and love
ox iva xo