It's so great to see people you love doing so well and being successful in life right? Well earlier this week I had a big reason to smile as one of my friends scooped BEST ACTRESS at the inside soap awards 2013! Jacqueline (better known to you as Lauren Branning from Eastenders) and I met at performing arts college where we instantly became the best of friends. I feel so lucky to have watched her journey from way back before she was on our TV screens and I really couldn't be happier for her and I am so pleased that her talent has been noticed with such a deserving award, knocking off some very tough competition! I still remember the phone call when she told me she had got the part of Lauren and from that moment I knew amazing things were coming her way.
Watching my friends go off and take on the world is sometimes hard for me because I wish I could be doing the same thing. Life with such a debilitating illness gets frustrating in that respect. But when I see my friends excelling I always feel so happy for them. They are putting their energy into something they are passionate about whether it's on a small or a big scale and as a friend that is something I am always very happy to see!
Here is my girl with her lovely big shiny award, aww I'm welling up just looking at it! Doesn't she look beautiful! In my opinion she should have won sexiest female too, but I might be a bit biased...
Don't forget to follow Jac on twitter @jacquelineMjos
Lots of Love