There are so many people that I have to thank. It may seem like a weird thing to include on a website, but it’s important to me to acknowledge that I did not come upon my wit, my humor, and my intelligence all on my own.
My mom – Her name is Debbie, she has 3 daughters and she taught me the meaning of hard work, living with purpose and loving unconditionally.
My dad – He passed away in October 2009, but he was my unfailing support. No matter what I tried, he backed me 100%. Oh and he had 5 daughters and managed to keep a little bit of sanity.
My grandma – I’m named after her (yes, my first name is Bonnie) and I’m constantly amazed by all she has done in her life. 5 kids, 15 grandkids (with 5 more married in!) and 10 great grandkids. Her capacity to love her family is mind-blowing.
Bernadette – She is the oldest and a trailblazer. Great mom, great wife and great sister!
Michelle- My only whole sister, my biggest cheerleader, and the other half of my heart. I am NOTHING without her.
Tessa- My sister that is rocking the world. She amazes me with her drive, ambition and passion for learning…. and her mad Zumba skills!
Lauren- Without a doubt, my most creative sister. Her talent astounds me, and her capacity to show love to her family humbles me.
Theresa- My youngest sister. For her young age, she has shown me the true meaning of being yourself. She does what she loves and she doesn’t care what others think. I aspire to be as fearless and unique as her.
Marisa – We’ve been friends since we were 9 years old. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her. She has seen all the highs and lows in my life and continues to love me like a sister.
Gina – We’ve been friends since high school, even though I thought she was too cool for me. She is utterly fearless and I admire her so much.
Ilene – I can honestly say that I would not be doing ANY of this without her. She believed in me before I did, she encouraged me when I couldn’t encourage myself and she introduced me to social media. And she makes me laugh and lets me come over to her house to color. That’s real friendship y’all.
David – He was the first person to really make me feel like I was capable of doing the things I loved. He pushed me, encouraged me and always listens to my boy drama. Secretly, I think he might be too cool for me as well……
Andrea – Even though we’ve only been friends for a relatively short time, she is truly one of the closest friends I have. We share a bond that I don’t think I could ever replace or duplicate. She is truly the kindest and most talented person I know.