I believe in happiness…true happiness..we search for it all our lives and want it all the time because it’s hard to come by. I remember thinking that I would never be happy again. I was sick, fatigue, and depressed during most of treatment, It was difficult to even imagine a future. I use to think what is the point of planning for something down the line when down the line may never come for me. When your younger in age and newly diagnosed, everyone says your just so young to have cancer, breast cancer in particular. It was once considered a disease for older women. I’ve met women in their 20’s and 30’s who fight this disease everyday. We are a close community of women that have a common goal…beat cancer into remission!
As I stated in my previous post this month is my cancerversary..2 years cancer free. I hope to stay in remission forever. I can’t imagine a recurrence, I don’t know that I would be as strong as the first time around. This disease is nothing you can prepare for, their is no manual, no two cancers are the same, and no two individuals cope with the disease and treatment the same. I pray for my health all the time, something we all take for granted.
I never celebrated my 1 year cancerversary. I honestly thought I would totally jinx myself. The fear was still there, the horror from the whole ordeal was too fresh in my mind.This year I’ve been working real hard on building myself up, I’ve been focusing on what brings me happiness. I would stay in bad relationships because I focused more on someone else happiness. Now I can walk away and not feel any level of guilt. It’s not that I don’t care about them, it’s just that I care about me more! What steps are you taking to find your happiness?
My first step was to start doing things that I enjoy doing, even if no one else wants to do it with you. I enjoy blogging…so I blog! I like shopping and since I have a limited budget, I thrift and combine my thrifted finds with accessories and maybe one new item. For example, the dress I’m wearing was less than $22…I was shocked it fit, the only issue is the lining under it is too short, I will work on getting it properly lined inside. I love the lace design, it makes the dress. The gladiator sandals are new but with in my budget. I don’t think you need to shop all the time. I recycle my outfits over and over again.
I made my own floral crown…I really need to do a DIY section cause I’m always making stuff. I love art and that is another passion that I plan on incorporating into my blog. I hope you all enjoy the pictures and have a great weekend!!
Dress: Buy it here /see similar here
Sandals: buy it here
floral crown: DIY here
Bag: See similar here
Accessories: Old from my jewelry line
Hi beauties…Happy Monday! I feel so blessed because every time I think about where I was 2 years ago, I have to give God thanks. I have to thank him for bringing me through the storm! I know that where I am today has everything to do with his grace and mercy. I want to celebrate life because this month is my 2 year cancerversary! In the cancer world we celebrate every milestone…small and large because we know how quickly that can all change.
I feel like jumping for joy and crying uncontrollably at the same time. It has been a very long fight. I pray that I remain in remission forever. I pray that my sisters and brothers fighting this disease every single day find comfort and support the way I did through friends and family. I’m living proof that you can bounce back and I’m proof that cancer does not dictate my life! What are you currently celebrating?
Speaking of celebrations, I attended ” The Beautiful Business Woman Brunch” this weekend..any excuse to drink mimosas…LOL! It was another women supporting women in business gathering and it was so worth it to go and meet other women like myself. One of the key points made by Divas With A Purpose was learning to celebrate yourself and your own accomplishments. She also talked about how celebrating each other is a win win for everyone. I just love the path that I’m on now, I’ve always had my own hustle but this event reminded me why networking and building new relationships is key to growing your business.
I’m excited to announce the return of my accessories. Anyone that knows me knows that I started blogging as a way to promote my accessories business. I later incorporated my blogging, I’m returning back to selling fabulous accessories because I do it so well. Stay tuned for the return of trunk shows and other affordable accessories!
Dress: Buy it here
Shoes: Buy it here
Headband: Walmart see similar here
The Coachella Festival has come and gone but it’s totally inspired my summer wardrobe. I love how creative the fashion is during the festival. The people that attend wear fun, relaxed, and comfortable attire. I saw a lot of short shorts, sandals, boots, kimonos, and dope hair. The self expression is amazing and I’m here for all of it.
I wanted to post my own Coachella inspired outfit for my readers. I’m kind of obsessed with flowers in my fro at the moment so I worked the outfit around the floral head band. The festival reminds me of the legendary Woodstock Festival just less grungy because both are very youthful. I don’t typically wear shorts because I can’t stand my thigh
rub sticking together especially when it gets hot. I wanted to show off my gladiator sandals and Ithought the shorts work really well with them. The sandals are unbelievably comfortable and they fit nicely over the calve muscles. I chose a neutral color so that I can get more wear out of them.
The kimono was a must have, the print is really pretty and it jazzed up the outfit. It was also affordable, the only problem I had with it was the sleeves were a little too tight, they just made it over my elbows. Will you be trying the festival inspired look this summer?
Kimono: Buy it here
Sandals: Buy it here
Necklace: My old jewelry line
Shorts: Buy it here
Peace, Love, and Happiness