Thursday, April 7, 2011

F is for Friends

This post is for my online friends on Blogger, Twitter, and any other site I've made friends on.  I would be lost without the wonderful people I've met.

I have so many that I'm not even sure it would be right to list them here. It would be one long paragraph with names, though they vary in degree of how close I am with them. A couple of friends have been excellent alphas for me, which means they get emailed the most because I get so many shiny new ideas that I share with only them to see what they think.

Something I've noticed over this past week has been an odd increase in posts on failure and friends who are struggling with doubt. I don't know what it is about the beginning of April but there have been enough to make me wonder. What is it about this time of the year where a section of friends would struggle? I'm not sure. And I really wish I had some great wisdom to pass on to my friends to help them, some wonderful comment that would make everything be better. All I can do is offer a reminder that I am here for them if they need anything.

And I have one more thing to offer for the rest of this post: music.

Here are a few music videos for my friends who are struggling right now. This first one is Miley Cyrus. She's not the best ever but I still think she has some good songs and this is one I like. It's very encouraging, I think.

Then there is this song. It's one of my favorites and a little less teen girl. I like the versions with Hayley Williams, her parts are the best though the rest of the song isn't bad by any means. I also like the concept. Pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars.

And last but not least, a song from the movie Toy Story, just so my friends can know that I'm here for them whenever they need me. You've got a friend in me.


mooderino said...

Hey Dawn,
I did a post about failure actually, but in a good way. Like the post.
Moody Writing

Sarah Mäkelä said...

Great post! I think friends are really important. I know that my friend and critique partner has been there for me quite a bit. I like the song Airplanes by B.O.B feat. Hayley Williams too. I agree, her parts are the best part of the song for me too. She has a great voice.

Thanks for the comment at my blog!

L'Aussie said...

Dawn, this is a sweet post. Lovely idea for F.


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Cheree said...

Fantastic post, Dawn. It's really sweet.

N. R. Williams said...

You're a sweet heart. We all need friends and those I have met while blogging are the best. Failure is a dark shadow that follows us around. Sometimes, we are overcome by it, but with persistence and courage, we can find our way again.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Loralie Hall said...

You're awesome and amazing <3

TL Conway said...

What a nice post! Thanks for sharing the links. It's been a while since I've heard the Airplanes song.

And if you check out my blog, please overlook today's blog on fear. :) Better stuff coming in the days ahead. I hope.

Dawn Embers said...

Mooderino - I'll check out your post. Thanks for the comment.

Sarah Makela - They are important and I'm glad you like to song too.

Denise - :-D I try. That and I really like all of you (my friends).

Cheree - Why thank you.

N.R. Williams - You and Loralie are going to make me blush. Failure, doubt fear are all shadows that can loom over and friends are often the ones with flashlights.

Loralie - *blushes* <3

TL Conway - Thanks. I'm glad you liked the post. I'll check out your post on fears still, I need to figure that out if I'm going to do the horror elements of certain stories right. ;-)

J. D. Brown said...

Dawn, my friends all seem to be blue/depressed as well. I thought it was just me, but you noticed it too! What gives? I'm never depressed in April because it means my birthday is just around the corner (though I am not looking forward to being an other year older, lol).

I wonder if it's seasonal? That's not unheard of in the north, where the season change, but most my friends live in the south, so I guess that's not an excuse for them. I have no idea, but I also wish I could do something to lift their spirits. Great post. :)

Dawn Embers said...

J.D. - It might be seasonal, hard to tell. And yeah, between the tweets and even blog posts it is hard to miss. I think all we can do right now is be there and try to stay positive.

Toby Neal said...

Lovely post and great song choices, thanks for sharing!

Dawn Embers said...

Toby - Thanks for commenting on my blog. :-)