...and that loves me back...
I got this blog topic idea from a google search. I am stumped as to what to write about today. There is so much carp going on in my head right now. Like a compass, I need to be turned in the right direction. One of the 100 topics that were listed to blog about is "A Community That I Love". I actually have two. One being the Disney Community, and the other being the Weight Watchers Community.
Both are so supportive and diverse. Let me start with the Disney Community. A while back, Amanda Tinney requested my friendship on Facebook. I did not know Amanda, but saw that we had a few friends in common, that she loved all things Disney, and that she ran a website, disneyeveryday.com. I checked out her website and decided that yes, I had to be friends with this person...we had too much in common!!! On her site, she listed the twitter names of fellow "Disney-philes". I began to follow some of them, and followed their blogs, if they had them. Disney Nerds around the world unite!!! I can thank Amanda for getting me in touch with several online friends. We share a love of Disney, but are finding that we have much more in common. I also followed JL Knopp's blog, thedisneydrivenlife.com. She was one of the first Disney friends that I made on Facebook, and she is responsible for finding a common friend that I absolutely love. We have connected as friends, mothers, sisters, working women...all with a little Pixie Dust. I can't wait to meet her (and my other Disney friends) face to face. This particular friend lives near Dallas, and I will be able to meet her when I visit a dear friends who happens to live in the same area!!! I can't wait!!! I have been a fan of Lou Mongello's before I became active on Facebook. He runs the website wdwradio.com and is responsible for my favorite podcast, the Walt Disney World Radio Show. He is a regular contributor to Celebrations Magazine, which I have every issue. He is a WDW Trivia God. Through him, I have made many online Disney friends. I have more friends in common with him right now than I do my own family or people that I went to school with!!! Now I realize that I will not personally get to know all of these people, or will I ever meet them...BUT I love being friendly with them online. It is so nice to know that there are so many other Disney Nerds out there!!!
The other community that I have made a lot of online friends in is the Weight Watchers community. We all struggle with weight loss, whether it is five pounds or 205 pounds to lose. I have made friends with so many and we have cheered on success and supported each other during challenges. I check in daily at weightwatchers.com, not only to track my own progress...but to check in on the friends that I have made. Many of these friends have followed me over to Facebook and twitter. I love the fact that I can get support and motivation on my journey 24/7. I don't know how I handled weight loss before the internet. Maybe I didn't. Maybe THAT is why I need to lose 185 lbs!!! Ha!!! Just totally kidding!!!
Yes, I have not only one supportive, fun community...but am blessed enough to have two. And I thank them both from the bottom of my heart for sharing my journey with me.
Love to All.