More Thanks

People come and go, it’s part of life… Here is where you can find the people who have influenced not only me and my writing but have also encouraged me to live this crazy Life As I Know It!



You are the travel bug and you bit me. You bit me hard and gave me a disease that will last a lifetime….Wanderlust. You are the person who made me realize it’s okay to drop everything to run away, get out, experience the world, find your place, fall in love, be crazy, be spontaneous. To have a career and be able to fill your travel hunger consistently is something that I will forever look up to you for!


Morgan York

We’ve been friends for 10 years. What does that even mean? I still have a scar on my hand from when you convinced me to erase my skin… my mom was pissed! We’ve spent time growing together and growing apart only to find out that we both hate everyone from high school…kinda, college rocks…kinda, and to grow together again over Applebee’s margaritas. I love you so much and all of the craziness that comes with.


I don’t even know where to start… You are the first real man I’ve ever met. You’ve taken care of me in ways that no one else could and there is not a moment I don’t feel beautiful around you. The bond we share and the ways we encourage each other to grow is immeasurable, I am unable to even form words that match. All I know is that in 10 years when I am on the other side of the world, I hope it’s with you. Soul mates, maybe… Assholes, for sure!


Mom, It’s funny how things have worked out. When I was a kid I thought you were the worst, now I think you’re the best. You always encourage me to be the best person I can and set out to accomplish things that are unattainable in others eyes. You are indeed the funniest, most intelligent, honest, loving, full of crap person I know. In spite of all of your flaws, I would love nothing more than to grow to be half the woman you are!

Tahni Coker

You are my one and only person. I didn’t even realize the true meaning of that until you forced me to binge watch Grey’s Anatomy! You inspire me every day to work on and love myself before anyone else. You are the most thoughtful person I know and I could not be more proud of the woman you are becoming. Our friendship is one that I know no matter the distance and/or time we still have each other.


I remember when I was 7 years old and I was so excited to have a baby sister yet so pissed that we might have the same birthday. It’s 15 years later, I still love you but I’m pissed you wore my new Victoria’s Secret leggings yesterday. You are perfection and I cannot wait until you grow up to realize it. You make the brightest of my days brighter and I only hope to become someone who sees the good in people the way you do.

Jacque Moyer

Love is a drug sometimes better quit cold turkey. You have changed my life for better and for worse yet you are the only person who knows me for me… the person I was, the person I am, and the person I hope to be; I have found exactly who I am because of you. My everyday thoughts and actions revolve around the experiences I had during the period you were in my life. Those were the most crucial and delicate years of my life. So thank you for helping to make me, me.