|Okay. I had to allow myself a day to process ... this. This color. This title. This recognition. This honor. This privilege. Honestly, a day was not enough because I'm still feeling completely overwhelmed and shocked. Happy, of course, but just ... wow. I can't stop looking at my portfolio Emily Isn't that wild! I keep catching a glimpse out of the corner of my eye and get this little surge of giddiness every time! I don't suspect that feeling will fade for quite a while. It's even more crazy seeing my handle under Bitem links like this one:
It doesn't look real! If I just glance at it, it looks like someone else's blog. That's been happening to me more than I care to admit ... I posted the prompt over at the "30-Day Blogging Challenge" and had to scroll up and down the forum a couple times because I thought the post hadn't gone through! I didn't immediately recognize my handle, but then came that euphoria again when I remembered ...
So, enough about that ... I have people to thank! First and above all others, thank you to the lovely The StoryMaster and The StoryMistress for ... everything. It sounds cheesy, but where would we all be without Writing.Com and the tireless work of the Story Couple? Keeping this place running for TWENTY years?! I mean ... enough said right there! That's absolutely ancient in internet time. And not only are they keeping WDC active, they are continuously evolving, adapting, and improving the site for all of us! I am in debt to you both for this second home
Next, I have to shout-out the brilliant group of ladies I'm fortunate to share this honor with. Lilli ☕ , Schnujo , Jayne , Choconut , 💙 Carly - BLUE!!💙 , Shaye , GeminiGem🐒 , and Roseille ♥ . I'm so humbled to be included with these fine peeps! And also happy we get to learn the ropes of this new gig together!
Finally, thank you to all you generous folks for the rad celebration! All the newsfeed posts, C-notes, badges, emails, texts even! You know who you are You really made my day so so special!
I did some portfolio cleaning today, and found it funny how many things I've written in the last few months related to the color blue ... Maybe it was a sign or something? Anyway, since I don't really know how to close this gushy post, here's a list of some of the blue things in my port that were maybe my muse trying to prepare me for something, haha!
What sound does the ocean make when you really listen?
#2212397 by Emily
| ||Of Breath (ASR)|
Sometimes, it is hard to do even this one simple thing.
#2227146 by Emily
Thank you for reading and hit me up if you have mod-related questions. I need some practice!