strange and beautiful


Shirt & Coat H&M; Pants Zara; Shoes Christian Louboutin; Purse Kate Spade

This year has been strange and beautiful and enlightening in ways I never thought possible.  I've never really been afraid, overwhelmed or intimidated by the prospect of getting old.  Never given much thought to wrinkles, grey stands or that proverbial biological clock many women keep a watchful eye one.  Instead, I've completely embraced my growth and evolution, realizing that with each year I am better, wiser and somehow prettier than the year before.

I think pretty thoughts make us more attractive and the older I get the more I am in control of the thoughts I think, the words I say and the beauty that I create around me.  In a way, I've been waiting my whole life to be this old, this tuned in, this interesting and this interested.  2016 has been a year of many firsts for me, mainly in the area of my mind, my heart and soul.

I've leaned to listen to my inner voice a lot more, to not be afraid of my gifts and to truly embrace my role in this world.  What I've discovered is that I love spending time with myself, but I equally love to give my time to others.  It is in others' company that the really beautiful hidden gems that reside inside of me can truly be explored and are invited to come out and play.

Each new lovely person I've met this year, has shown me something new about myself that I never even knew existed, and I am truly grateful for those connections.  These days I feel that my mind and heart are so full, so expanded, that my tiny body can hardly contain all the things, thoughts, and ideas that live inside of me.  I welcome the next year with open arms, and look forward to what else the universe has yet to show me.  

With Love,
A.A.

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