It has certainly been a while. 

This past year has been incredibly difficult for me. I've dealt with the decline of my health, physical pain and borderline depression. I was forced to quit blogging, photography, dancing - even running. Practically everything I loved about life was taken away from me.

It's taken eight months, but I'm finally remembering who I am. I am not an injured person. I am not a stressed out 9-5er. I am ME.

You can't always wait until "things get better" to do what you love. And sometimes, despite all of the issues you're facing, you've just got to smile.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about what you've been going through but very happy to hear you are feeling better! (also I love your dress, the pattern is beautiful, the header is great & your smile is lovely).
    I know what it's like to be a low point health wise and emotionally. a lot of times the two go hand in hand.
    a little boy once told me, even if you're sad, if you smile it will make you a little bit happier.
    i hope it all gets better & i hope to read more fabulous posts of yours!


  2. Charles: Thanks you! :) Your comment means a lot to me :)

  3. I'm sorry to hear about what you have been through and are going through as well. It's great that you've found such optimism though. Seriously. I hope it gets better for you.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. Positivity is SO key ^__^

  4. I'm so sorry to hear all that you've been going through. Last year was a rough year for me as well, not in terms of health, but battling with unemployment and a slight depression, it was hard times. But I agree with what you said, you can't wait for things to get better, you have to go out there and make an effort to change things yourself, and no matter what keep on smiling (especially if you have a beautiful smile like yours!).

    I sincerely hope everything gets better for you! Welcome back to blogging, I can't wait to see more of your posts :) You've also got yourself a new follower ;)

    Take Care,



    1. True that!! Thanks ashlei! :) Such a cool way to spell your name, by the way!

  5. Love love love your maxi skirt!
    Thanks for your comments!

    Style in the City

  6. That smile is working for you and so is the outfit. You look great!

  7. Gorgeous Smile... Keep at it especially the things you love. A Positive Mantra keeps life alot Brighter. Awesome to hear ur back to Blogging because I will b stopping by often to see more

    Also ur new follower!

  8. So sorry to hear you havent been feeling well...but welcome back!! I love that tribal maxi :) i look forward to more posts from you and thanks for the sweet comments on my blog :)


  9. Beautiful smile! Your attitude is great! But so sorry to hear you've had difficult time, hope everything (or at least some) is better now!

  10. im so sorry to hear that you were not well, but its good that you are still in good spirits! Hope that you feel better! you look great also!


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