Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Story in 250 Words

She was born in Alexandria and didn't stop crying until the water hit her skin. Dance was her passion and became her escape from the world, as did writing. She spent her childhood and teen years in the waves, on the stage, and late at night after school working on the two things she loved most - dancing and acting. Friendships came and went. Her heart was full and then it broke. But two things were certain - her love for her family and her love for the Arts.



College was the first time she tried to really find herself. This is where she learned the lesson of, "fall 9 times, get up 10." But it was after college that the lessons really hit. The journey of finding herself led her down a path of a deep religion, and a move to Utah. All within two years. However, in those two years, she rescued the most precious cat, Stella, that she could have asked for.




After that time in her life, was the biggest life lesson - the sudden loss of her mother. It changed her. It strengthened her. It showed her what life is really about. And it sure taught her about herself and what she needs in this life. She followed her dreams, started a jewelry line, and made her biggest dream come true... she moved to San Diego to live happily ever after. Her life is just beginning...



Go join in on the blogging fun with Jenni and link up your story!


Also, today just so happens to be my ONE YEAR Anniversary since I opened After Sunset, my jewelry store on Etsy. My designs have changed quite a bit in just this past year and I'm really loving where After Sunset is going! Exciting news to come!


To celebrate this anniversary and thank all of you who have bought a piece or two [or several!] from me, I'm offering 20% off your orders for the next week!
Enter coupon code ONEYEAR at checkout! :)
Head on over to After Sunset here! Happy Shopping!

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy One Year anniversary! Well done on starting a jewellery line. I've enjoyed reading your story and will pop back to read more.

Have a lovely day
Rachel x

Chelsea said...

This is so cute!! Just curious, what did you major in? Happy One Year Anniversary!! I love the colors your using in it.

Rowdy! said...

You've lead quite the life already. Here's to the future!

Ash said...

i love this and i love you!!!! ahhh.. next time we hang out, can we just dance up and down the beachy boulevards? or dance in the water? or just dance. period.?

it's happening...

Katie Did What said...

I love your story and I love YOU, soul sister. <3 You just radiate kindness, love, strength and ambition. Thanks for being an inspiration, Chelsea girl!

xo

Misty said...

Great story! I linked up today too. :)

Kim Orpin said...

Happy Etsy-versary! And I just have to say you are such a beautiful and inspirational person. I love all of this post so much. I can't wait to see what you do next!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Loved this post as I love all your posts

Jess said...

This is great. I was born in DC, but have lived in Alexandria my whole life. I do love it there, but am jealous of you in SD. My uncle lives there and says he is never coming home :) I linked up today too. Love your blog!