this, my friends, is Phyllis. Phyllis Nobles aka India Banks aka bad-ass writer/teacher who lives in the Mississippi delta and chronicles her adventures [past and present] with wit and humor on her blog: desperate english teachers.
I "met" Phyllis last summer through a mutual friend's blog and as soon as I read one post I knew I was hooked. I knew she was my kind of people. sometimes she does things that seem a little crazy. like driving 3 hours out of her way so she can dip her toes in the ocean, making herself pancakes at 2am, holding a baby snake on a dare, or moving everything out of her apartment so she can start over with a fresh perspective. but those are the kind of things I consider good crazy. brave crazy. and especially when she writes about them so authentically and unapologetically.
but why is she on my blog? well. there's a little thing going on around the internet called blog every day in May. I'm definitely late to this party. but I have decided to declare myself fashionably late. and of course Phyllis suggested I title my post as such. in fact, she was the one who suggested I join in. and as it turns out, today's challenge is to profess your love for one of your blog friends. so obviously...
aside from admiring her work, I consider Phyllis one of my best blog friends. she always leaves me the most heartfelt and encouraging comments, or responds to my tweets with something funny. I can always count on her blog for a dose of honesty and inspiration. she spent time teaching abroad in Istanbul, so she "gets" that aspect of my life. and she's a fellow Anthropologie obsessor. I feel like we have a connection, despite any geographical or age differences. and isn't that what makes the internet awesome?
so. I suggest you hop over to her blog and read for a while. leave her some love, become a new follower, make a new friend.