For The Love of Friends

friendsThrough blogging about my journey to grad school amid other things I have found some of the most amazing people. One of the most amazing I recently ‘met’ is Michelle from A Gracious Plenty. Originally Michelle had contacted me in regards to reviewing a piece of her jewelry (a review which you will be blessed with later in time) but over the few weeks that I have known her, Michelle has proven to be someone truly fantastic.

In one of Michelle’s first e-mails she calmed me over my fears about the GRE as well as shared her previous life in the courtroom before mommy-hood. I cannot explain how truly amazing it is to have a complete stranger reach out and share their life with you in an attempt to quell your own fears but I knew that Michelle was someone that I wanted to know. The most amazing thing about Michelle however is not that she so graciously offered to help in reviewing and critiquing my ‘Statement of Purpose’ but that she did it without ever having met me, that she did it with three – count them THREE kiddos of her own. I’m not talking a brief ‘yup sounds good’ type of review either, I’m talking red ink, blue ink, here’s what I suggest critiques. I was absolutely blown away and obviously appreciative more than words could say. Were I not a poor soon to be college student again I would sent some delightfully tasty North Carolina goodies her way, but being that I am a poor soon to be college student (again) I will gift a link to her amazing BEAUTIFUL jewelry store instead.

Thanks Michelle, you are amazing!

(Please not that this is not to discredit other reviewers of my statement of purpose but more to recognize the talents of a new friend who juggles life, work and a family with amazing grace)

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2 Responses to “For The Love of Friends”

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    michellany says:

    *blush* *blush* *blush* Thank you, Amy! I sure didn’t expect this! I just remember what it was like (MANY moons ago) forging my way thru the higher education maze. I am the first person in my immediate family to go to college – and later, grad school – and without parents or older siblings to help guide me, I’m sure I reinvented the wheel several times! I’m just glad to have ‘met’ you, and glad that I can be of some help. I can tell you are the type of person who will ‘pay it forward’ whenever the opportunity presents itself to you… Thank you for the kind words and link love!
    .-= michellany┬┤s last blog ..Meme: The Power of One =-.

    • Amy says:

      I always look for the chance to pay it forward (even if it’s just giving someone my freebie coupons at Subway) and I can promise you that I’ll do that very thing when a grad school applicant comes asking for their letter of recommendation too!

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