“International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.”
I'm celebrating by having a huge glass of Barefoot Moscato, listening to my favorite women singers (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Patsy Cline, Rachael Yamagata, Melody Gardot, and last but definitely not least, Adele) and reflecting how important the women are in my life.
|Samantha & I|
Last but not least, my lovely girlfriends. I am basically the luckiest girl in the whole entire world because I'm 100% positive that I have the most amazing group of friends.
|Katie & I|
I've been bff with Katie since 2nd hour Art class on the first day of freshman year of high school. We've remained close even though we've lived thousands of miles apart for the past 10 years. She truly inspires me and isn't afraid to tell me when i'm being ridiculous (which I usually am).
|The girls in CO for Jill's bachelorette|
We belong to a wonderful little group of girls from a small little town who have managed to stay close after we graduated 11 years ago. Jill, Angela, Jamie, Sara and Angie. I could seriously write a book about these girls. We are all so incredibly different but we work so well together! We reunite for weddings and bachelorette parties. We regularly send emails and texts just to say hello, have a great day, love you... these girls are amazing.
|Leslie, Miranda & I on my 28th B-day|
Then there is my darling Miranda, who I met in 1st grade. She is incredibly artistic, fun and just beautiful! Miranda is probably one of the only people I can stay on the phone with for 4 hours on a Saturday afternoon and only end the conversation because she has an idea that she needs to draw!
|Amber & I|
Last but not least, my incredible Oklahoma friends. I've been lucky enough to make some amazing friends since moving to Oklahoma almost 8 years ago. Courtney, Amber, Amber, Diana, Cindi, Shasta, Leslie, Amy, April, Carin, Debra, Amanda, Tammy, Yara, Tamra, Michelle... I'm sure I missed someone but these girls have all been an important part of my life since moving here and I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren't for them. They're one of the best things about living in Oklahoma.
|Shasta & I|
|April, Diana, Cindi, Amber & I|
It's women like these that truly inspire me. Each are beautiful, supportive and play a very important role in my life. I don't know what I would do without them, and let's hope I never have to.
|Courtney & I|
|Diana & I|
|my crazy wig b-day party|