Tuesday, August 4, 2015

happy 1000!

so we have a tiny celebration in order because this is, in fact, 
our ONE THOUSANDTH blog post together, loves!

much has changed in this space since i started up way back when.
my scenery has flipped and flopped on a few occasions,
people have come and people have gone and  people have stayed,
i've been given the highest of highs and the lowest of lows all smashed between the words of these past 1000 updates.
but most of all, i have changed.
i am not the girl i once was,
the roller-coasters of life have definitely given me reason to evolve, 
but always for the better in the end.
as the great diane von furstenberg once said,
"i didn't really know what i wanted to do, 
but i knew the woman i wanted to become."

now, i've been saving this anniversary number post to express how much fun i have had on my most recent life adventure of being a member of the launch team for {thee ever darling} candace cameron bure's new book, 
Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction. 

can i tell y'all how refreshing it has been to work with a team of people centered around so much positivity?
to support a book about being faithful and true to who you want to be and standing firm in that knowledge amidst a world where negativity and ulterior pressures are far too easily encountered?
and even more, to promote a woman who knows exactly who she is and, gracefully, makes no excuses for it. 

in knowing this anniversary post was coming up right around thee anniversary of me packing up my california gurl life last year and moving to salt lake on nothing but a literal prayer to guide me,
i realized that while i could give you a laundry list of all the things utah certainly is NOT,
{especially in comparison to the city i REALLY want to be living in...oh hey new york!}
this move was the answer to my biggest prayer of all:
searching for the opportunity to further grow into the kind of woman i've always wanted to become.

it hasn't been easy.
in fact, it has been the toughest year of my life.
but isn't it funny how the things that are often the toughest are also often those that bring us the most happiness?
because in between the trials and the necessary growth outside of my {already somewhat outrageous} comfort zone,
i have never been happier.
i have never felt more like the woman i'm striving to be.
i have never felt closer to God.
and i have never been more sure of the fact that i am {finally} exactly where i am supposed to be.

so in case you might be sitting tonight in the vaguely lost shoes i was situated in a year ago,
{although i'm sure they are very sparkly & cute}
can i give you a titch of advice?
always choose the adventure.
because i promise you that adventure will take you right out of your comfort zone,
and along the way to where you've always wanted to go.

xoxo. 

This post was inspired by Candace Cameron Bure’s new book, Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction
Order your copy of #DancingThroughLife today!

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