As much as first impressions impact how we view others, sometimes they can be so incredibly wrong.
When I asked Sady to pose for this shot with me, I was really excited. The history between us has been…interesting…to say the least. Thankfully, we are at this place where we have an amazing friendship and she has become one of those people I can turn to when I’m struggling. Friendships like that are such a gift.
So ironically, when Sady and I first met…she didn’t like me very much. If I remember correctly, she said she “wanted to claw” my “eyes out.” That was when we first met long before I began blogging. Its probably a good thing we didn’t talk after first meeting because if we had, who knows if we would have developed the friendship that we have. So I like to think that was a gift to have that first, not a great first impression meeting, and then time apart.
It was probably a year and a half later that we met again as I began working for ChicModa and was starting my blogging. At that point, I had no idea she hadn’t liked me after our first meeting. All I knew was here I was, this brand spanking new blogger and my blogger manager was Sadystika Sabertooth. While I didn’t know a great deal about her, I knew she had a very well established and followed blog…and she would be the one deciding if my posts were approved or not. Can we say scared shitless???
It wasn’t until last year’s Bloggies that Sady and I actually had a real conversation. Ironically, I was too scared and timid that night to even consider sending her an IM to say hello. Thankfully, she reached out and said hello to me and, well, the rest has been history.
Since she said hello at the 2018 Bloggies, what has happened is a friendship has developed that I truly do value. Sady has supported me in so many ways. While we may not talk every day, she has this funny way of sending me a message on days when I really need it. She has pulled me off my platform to meet new people. And not just random people, but supportive and caring people. For as much of a tough exterior as Sady may have, she has an amazingly kind, caring and accepting soul once she lets you in…which she is very selective about who she lets in.
I am grateful every day that Sady has let me in to see the softer side. She is an amazing woman. She really has been one of those rocks for me over the past year and we all need people like that in our lives. She’s not afraid to let me know if I am doing something totally stupid…and she is one of the first to congratulate me when I do something right. And when I have needed that shoulder to cry on, she has always made time for me. Sady is, without a doubt, one of those people that has been a gift in Second Life.
So this post, I dedicate to you, Sady. Thank you for your friendship, love and support. Thank you for looking beyond your first impressions of me. Thank you for the laughs, hugs and support. Thank you for just being you.
Love you, girl. ♥
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