Rockin’ Some Gratitude


rockin' some gratitude


IT’S BEEN several months since I’ve posted a F*ck Yeah Friday because, in all honesty, I haven’t been all that grateful.  I’ve been feeling sad and disappointed and sad again.  I’ve been pissed and screaming at The Powers That Be and have been spending a lot of my time having a knock down drag out fight with The Fates.  I’m talking full on bloody cage match action with only one survivor.

ARTISTICALLY (and I know how trite this sounds) it’s been a goldmine.  I do my best artistic work when I’m going through stressful or heartbreaking times but when it comes to my writing it’s been h-a-r-d to come up with content that isn’t either self-indulgent whining about how sad I am (bor-ing) or equally crappy posts about depressing topics.

(Would you want to read about suicide rates among different professions?  Sure it might be interesting every now and then but a stream of Debbie Downer posts all week every week is not what anyone wants to read.  We all need a little sugar now and then.)

AS A FAVOR to you and to allow me an outlet for my feelings I am using my art (and more specifically, Project 52) to work through everything and keep my mopey posts to a minimum.  Yeah.  You’re welcome.

IN SHORT, I’ve been having a really hard time.  Which is precisely why it’s all the more important for me to show a little gratitude today, regardless of my current (or I should say persistent) less-than-grateful mood.

Today we are rockin’ some gratitude.

SO with that I bring you a looooooooooooong overdue edition of…


rockin' some gratitude

**  Knowing I have an exciting announcement to make to you guys very soon about something I’ve been working towards for the past two years.  **  Finding silver linings in the greyest of clouds.  **  Having an honest conversation about my art with a cherished friend who has no idea how much strength he gives me.  He once told me I was brave but when I’m around him I feel fearless, bold and free in a way I’ve never known in my life.  He truly brings out the best in me and my life and heart are better for knowing him.  He is a walking, breathing F*ck Yeah Friday in my life and I am always grateful for him.  Every day.  No matter what.  (and I know you know who you are.)  I only hope I lift him up as much as he does me…if not I’m doing a sh*t job as a friend.  **  Knowing I gave Bruce Campbell (insert fangirl squeeee! here) a chuckle when he retweeted this ridiculous photo of me (long story about why it was tweeted but it was a joke…good god, my willingness to look stupid for a laugh is ridiculous but totally worth the payoff!):


rockin' some gratitude


**  Having a potentially negative situation be resolved in a totally positive way.  What a relief.  **  Booking a beautiful wedding with a sweetheart bride at a dream venue. (Seriously.  Thorncrown Chapel.  Stunning.  Designed by F. Lloyd Wright’s student, Fay Jones.  Drool worthy architecture, for sure.)  **  Expanding horizons and new opportunities.  **  Getting ready to launch a complete site re-design for both Kisses & Chaos (which should be ready to go super-soon) & Alli Woods Frederick Photography (coming a little later, but still soon!)  **  Giving a big “Thank you!” to everyone who has liked my facebook page (500 likes.  My heart is so full.  Just, wow!) by giving away a free tarot reading to one of my lucky facebook followers this weekend.  I love giving back to you guys.  I love saying thank you for your love and support.  You guys are amazing…and for that I am always grateful.  **


WHAT are you grateful for this week?  Share your love in the comments or if you’re a fellow blogger and have your own version of FYF then feel free to share the link.  The more gratitude the better.  Let’s flood today with love and goodness.

Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick


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