It’s been a real good year, ya’ll. I’m actually having a hard time writing this post because I know that I’m going to start crying and my makeup looks so good today, I’m not ready for that. In April, when I began this blog I was truly only doing it because my best friend decided to start a blog and I wanted us to have something fun to do together. I figured taking my blog from Tumblr to the big kid world of WordPress was just going to be a hobby, maybe something to justify my love of clothing. I had no idea that it would turn into my career. I couldn’t have ever imagined that 7 months later I would be called a “writer”. It’s all thanks to all of you.
You have all opened your hearts to me, and let me be a small part of your life, and I am so grateful. As I learn about myself and my own struggles, I have the support of this little community we’ve made cheering me on and reassuring me that I’m not alone. I’m never alone. You have all saved me. The things that I thought would be impossible to overcome have been met with more love and positivity than I knew existed. All of the scary feelings that arise when you try to learn how to love yourself are all eased your voices of encouragement and validation.
I hope that 2016 will bring us closer together, and further along the path of self love and acceptance. I hope that I can continue to open myself and be vulnerable, because the rewards have been tremendous. I hope that in some small way I can contribute to creating a place where others feel safe from body shame and guilt, and can be themselves. I hope you’ll join me.
I love you all so much. Thank you a million times. Here’s to an amazing New Year!