Gratitude

Gratitude for the people who support me!!

 

Special Thanks to Some Incredible People

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Alicia Michael Chandler

I always knew I wanted Alicia to do my photography! As soon as I had the idea for the red fabric, and dress, and the hill, it was always, only Alicia. Then synchronicity; her talented husband had a Kickstarter campaign, to support his Night Sea album release and one of the rewards was a photo shoot with Alicia!!! YESSS!!!! 
I am forever grateful she made the drive and then the hike to take these photos!
Check Out Alicia at:
@AliciaChandlerCo , AliciaChandler.co

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Benjamin Mathes

You know those people who just step up and then later you find out how cool they are! Thats Ben!
Benjamin volunteered to help (our mutual friend) Alicia, with the photo shoot, which meant, running after that red fabric about 300 times.  Thank you so much Ben! These photos would not be the same without you!  
Check out Ben's projects:
Urban Confessional: A Free Listening Movement
HEARD Podcast , Crash Acting

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Consuelo Barajas

Look at this girl!! She is amazing, and beautiful, and so talented. My hair never looked this good until Consuelo came into my life! She saw my need and worked her magic!

I found out I had curly hair when I was 16 and it's been an interesting dance, since then, to make 'em look good. Consuelo's got it! She knows curls!!
Check Out Consuelo:
@ConCon82ConsueloHair.com

 
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My Beloved Harley - I call her my Soul Puppy!!
She was with me through the roughest parts.

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Mom, Our time together is always filled to the brim with LOVE!! You have always been there for me!! You taught me how to be a great mom!!!  I'm so blessed to have you in my life! 
Here's to adventures and laughter and healing and all the boon stuff! I'm glad I've got you by my side on this crazy ride we call life!

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Dad, You give your heart through all you do, all you provide! I know your love is never-ending! I love you!

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Kiddo, You have blessed my life in ways I could never have imagined! Life is always an adventure with you! You have taught me more about myself, and more about love than I've ever known before.
I love you to the moon and back!

To All My Family and Friends! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
I couldn't do this without your love and support. You all mean the world to me!

Laura Segura (and My NTLP Family) - The first chance I had to learn and share in a diverse setting was at NTLP, National Teen Leadership Program. At 16 years old, I was a sheltered girl, from a white-washed town. Laura, you provided me the tools to not only take dominion over my own attitude, you also provided a foundational experience for me, to be immersed in a culture of diversity and acceptance. I was surrounded by peers, who became my friends, of varied races and socio-economic status. Thank you! I'll always be a heart!

Dan Pallotta - I'mPossible Dreams! Talk about Inspiration... Touring with Pallotta Teamworks (my first legit job after graduating college) was a dream. Thank you Dan, for your bold vision and relentless persistence to improve the world. You taught me to DREAM BIG, really, really big. Because of you, I know the biggest dreams you can fathom are the most inspiring. I know that people want to do the most they can do, not the least. I know we can be both (humanKIND).

To the Thousands of 3-Day and Multi Day AIDSRide Participants - Thank you for showing me that people are willing to sustain a culture of possibilities and kindness. You were pushed out of your everyday comforts and you showed true character! If we can live like this for 3 days, 5 days and 7 days, then we can do it for a month, a year and a lifetime!

Rev Kev - Kevin Ross, you saw something in me before I was able to see it in myself! Call it spirit, god, light, connection: you witnessed a truth in me, when I wasn't sure yet. Thank you for believing in me!!! Thank you for giving me the chance to become your radio show producer. Thank you for brining me into the mastermind process. You have been a great mentor. I will always remember to aim for perfection, settle for excellence. I will dream big and I will never fear being a little EXTRA!!

Anita Ross - This site wouldn't be "Dignity" Design without you!! Thank you for redefining a word for me. It truly changed my life. I still remember the moment in your workshop, I heard you say, "dignity" is your "innate state of being worthy". The first time I heard your definition of dignity it just confused me. I pondered on it and realized that I needed to know I was worthy. I needed to know that I didn't have to earn love. I needed to accept that I am love. I am forever grateful for the gift of you!!! Thank you for giving me a new understanding of dignity.


Thank you Infinite Source! 

With the 18 Source, all things are possible!


Music!!! These songs got me through some rough times!

 

Lie In Our Graves - Dave Matthews Band
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
Little Miss - Sugarland
Grey Street - Dave Matthews Band
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Mean To Me - Brett Eldredge
Higher Love - Steve Windwood
Home - Phillip Phillips
The Cave - Mumford and Sons
Fight Song - Rachel Platten
All Of Me - John Legend
Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
Brave - Sara Bareilles
I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
And my favorite Lullaby to sing to Jacob: Lean On Me - Bill Withers

New Music I Love:

The new Brett Eldredge - Brett Eldredge album SO GOOD!!!
"Life's About To Get Good" - Shania Twain
"No Such Thing As a Broken Heart" - Old Dominion
"Playing With Fire" - Jennifer Nettles
"My House" - Jennifer Nettles feat. Jennifer Lopez

And songs that I'm loving again! (Some things you come back to!!!)

"Stand Up" - Sugarland
"Man In The Mirror" - Michael Jackson
"Mercy" - Dave Matthews Band
"Fix My Eyes" - for King & Country