Happy Wednesday! I cannot believe it has already been 3 months of writing and sharing This Season’s Gold. So many of you have been so kind and generous in connecting with me through this platform, and I am so grateful to each and every one of you. Truly! When I recall the time I was in a dark and sad place in my life after losing my daughter, I didn’t want to care about looking or feeling good ever again. I believe I actually said those very words to my husband at some point. I would go to the mirror and shake my head disappointed at what I saw, and yet so unmoved to try to look or feel better. I wanted winter to last all year long. I wasn’t myself. It wasn’t until I was able to take a trip to Hawaii that my son’s smile and the warmth of the Pacific sun (while NYC was in the midst of a brutal winter) brought me and my family back to life. I knew that I had so much in my life that I needed to fight for and celebrate.
Starting this journey was not as planned as it seems. I’ve always wanted to have a platform for fashion and inspiration, but just never quite got to it. One day while in my car, after contemplating what name I wanted to create for the site, I started to convince myself that I couldn’t do it. I let fear in. I was listening to music with my phone plugged into the radio. I remember looking up and asking my daughter to guide me in deciding if starting This Season’s Gold was the right thing to do. I was at a red light and then my phone fell; the music on the track changed and the song Taking Chance’s (Celine Dion!) started to play. I’ll never know what to make of that moment other than what happened next. I sobbed and called my husband, went home and started to write. I never looked back in fear again.
Thank you again for being amazing readers and supporters, and most importantly caring human beings. I could not do this without you. And if you ever find yourself in a place of darkness, remember to look up and do not let fear in. Allow yourself to celebrate you.
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