I've been following Bri's blog for just about as long as I've had my own, and it wasn't until I decided to go back to the beginning of hers that I realized how much I've learned from her, so as a tribute to my BIF (that's best internet friend), here are the top seven things that Bri has taught me.
1. What the Reminders App is.
I just got my first iPhone in December and I feel about 3 years behind everyone. I still don't know how to do caps lock but thanks to Bri, I now know how to make a list of items. Her packing post has lots of other handy info, but I may have learned the most about my own phone.
2. How to wear neon without being 80s.
You all know that I don't do neon, but Bri showed me that it's possible to wear it without looking like we're back in the early 90s. Pairing a "muted" neon shirt with a crisp white skirt and cognac accessories keeps the look current, on trend, and still work appropriate. Two thumbs up BIF!
3. That blogging is for fun.
It's easy to get caught up in the "business" of blogging - sponsorship, the goodies, the ad space, the affiliate linking. In the end, Bri reminded me of the reason I started to blog - for fun. I love connecting with other women across the planet who enjoy the same things I do, but that in the end, blogging is not my job. Bri has an awesome career (seriously, I saw her at work on my visit and I was just so impressed by her), and I'm starting mine right now with the next four years of medical school, so it's important to be reminded that this is a hobby, and not something I will pay all my bills with.
4. How badly I want red colored slacks.