In the past year, I’ve made awesome connections with some really amazing women in the blogosphere. One of my 30 Before 30 goals was to meet one of them in person.
I met a fellow Mamavation Sista back in August. I had just pledged to the Mamavation Sistahood and realized that Rachel (@rachhabs, To Hab & To Hold) lives about 2 hours from me, and only about 40 minutes from my parents. We met up for lunch with our kids, and I knew right away that the woman was flippin’ awesome.
Since then, we’ve met up for a kid-free lunch, chatted on the phone, and have had countless text, Twitter and Facebook conversations. This weekend, we did a 5k together. I honestly can’t believe that I’ve known her for less than a year. I think there’s only a handful of people that you meet in a lifetime that you can totally click with and, in my life, Rach is one of them.
The woman is hilarious. She has three super cute, sweet children and a husband that shares the same name as mine. I mean, that’s pretty cool, right? She’s also a major inspiration. Since becoming a Mamavation Mom in August and going through two campaigns, she has lost 70 pounds. SEVENTY. I’ve asked her to be my workout coach after I have Baby Deuce!
Rach, thank you for being awesome. Thank you for being part of my life. I love your face!