Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I have plenty to be thankful for this year — a roof over my head, loving family, good job — you get the gist, but I think this is a more appropriate place to write about things I’m grateful for in regards to Cool & Collected.
The other day, I posted a list of all the people who put their money forward to help me produce the first issue of the Cool & Collected Magazine. I can’t tell you how good it felt to see that many people supporting me in this venture — both people I know and many that I don’t. Whether you chose to support me and my dream, or if you just wanted a magazine to read, you have my sincere gratitude and I hope that when you see the magazine, you are as excited about it as I am.
I really can’t say enough about the online community that we have going here. If I have a question about a certain item, I usually know who to ask, but if I don’t, I know that I can post it on the site or Facebook, and someone will usually step forward with the answer. This is such a powerful tool we have at our fingertips, and I am thankful for it every day.
Being able to virtually connect with folks far and wide has made the act of collecting a much more fun endeavor than it has ever been before, and I am a firm believer that when we combine our efforts and support one another rather than tearing each other down, the end result is pretty great. I am thankful for each and every one of you who has been a part of the League, and tweeted, retweeted, and commented on a your fellow members’ sites. One little comment can snowball into a long-lasting friendship — you never know!
I’m not sure what’s around the next corner but I am grateful to know that all of you are out there somewhere. Happy Thanksgiving!