It’s #ThankfulThursday and I’m very glad I shared the hottie earlier because (as I suspected) I’ve been in non-stop meetings at work all day since then! Of course, I’d never forget to give you guys the REAL hottie of the day who’s going to help us slide into the weekend. I have had so many people reaching out to me this week to talk about their own struggles with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and just generally being overwhelmed by life and I have loved every conversation. I just want to say that there is absolutely no shame in any of that stuff, when our brain turns against us sometimes we have the energy to fight the demons off and still be badass, and sometimes we just need to curl in a ball and have a panic attack and shut out the world. No matter where you are on that spectrum… I want you to know that you are cared for, you are appreciated, and this amazing community of authors and readers we’ve all built on the base of some really sexy characters and stories is REAL. Our friendships on here are just as tangible, just as valuable, and just as important as the ones we have with the people we can reach out and touch. And sometimes it’s our “internet friends” who help us the most (how many times has your local friend been inside your living room at 3am in the morning while you’re crying in your underwear? Probably never. But the internet friends are there!). Anyway, I know this is a serious post for a very very sexy image, but I’m using this chance to tell you guys that it’s okay to give yourself a break, cut yourself some slack, take a nap, pull back from a responsibility that is pushing you too far – and fucking show yourself some love. We all deserve it just as much as we deserve the weekend. <3 Take care of yourselves, lovelies. I need you to stick around!