Today, I feel grateful. This has been a trying year for me....I lost my Mom, switched careers, and started this blog. The latter of the three has been my therapy. Just as the quote says above, I too have had to push through the icky stuff in life this year...only to hope for a better, brighter outcome on the other side.
I've learned to take my happiness into my own hands this year. Like I said, there have been plenty of reasons to want to give up...but I didn't. I couldn't. I owed it to myself to keep my head above water. Sure...I cried...used an immeasurable amount of profanity, ate myself sick, and cried some more. It was a cycle I had to go through...to learn that only I had the power to stay in it, or get out of it....
So like I said, I am grateful today....for yesterday. My yesterdays built my today and keep me grounded. I think about my mom daily, but can smile at the memories more with every new day. I have started a new career that I find rewarding and challenging...and I love it! Finally, I have learned to love who I am... I wear what I want, and have fun sharing it with all of you. Fashion isn't just for a specific size, and I am honored to have a platform to discuss that. As a society, we spend so much time trying to push each other into categories and labels that confuse us in to thinking we are defined by all of that. Well, we aren't! YOU aren't! I like to think we are defined by our yesterdays...and our flower power. :)