Striped Peplum Top, Neon Heart Bracelet & Denim Skinny Jeans: Forever 21
Neon Captoes: SM Parisian Plus
Yellow and White Necklace: Promod
There was a time not too long ago when I relegated my body to layers, pants and sleeves. Dresses, skirts and sleeveless tops were piled at the back of my closet along with old socks and worn out bras. In the same square way that I dressed, I also limited my potential to areas that I already knew. Then, came this blog and the determined decision to make a change, to stop putting myself down and holding myself back, to faking confidence until I could make it. This year, I've faked it 'til I believed it!
2013 has been a year of trials and triumphs. It's been a learning period as I explored beyond my comfort zone, reached out to people who I knew struggled with their bodies as I did, and even aimed to speak on a wider platform as a blogger. It tested me to my limits, brought me to tears of both joy and despair. It taught me of strength, resilience and courage in spite of unexpected persecution.
As times passes, I realize that I am a being made to be both fragile and indomitably strong, easily broken and yet capable of healing and starting anew. Life can be trying, but it does provide us glimpses of hope where sadness reigns. And I choose to set my eyes on silver linings, on those little pockets of sunshine where I can count my blessings and enjoy this God-given life as long as I can.
Let's go 2014! Let's do this!
The Belated Bloomer