Oh my, the things that have taken place since my last post. Let's catch up...
Change of Venue : )
We are now hosting the wedding in my hometown. SO EXCITING!!!
I have such a soft spot for my hometown of Valdese, North Carolina. Over 100 years ago, my family along with 8 other families fled Italy with the hope of a better life in America. When they landed there in 1893 they settled the town of Valdese and quickly built farms, mills and a church. My house in Valdese was built shortly after they arrived and at one point nearly 5 generations of my family have lived in that house. It means so much to me to have that history be apart of new life together.
Change of Career
After a wonderful ride, I left the invitation/stationery business to pursue a challenging career in retail. Though the hours and environment are a little different, I am honestly so happy to go into work each day.
Just call me Gimpy
I broke my foot. On my first day of training for my new position, I turned my ankle and fractured a small bone on the side of my right foot. (ouch!) Luckily, after only 2 weeks in a boot I can walk just fine now except that I have to wear flats for another few weeks until I regain all my strength.
"Next Bridesmaid, Please"
That is all I really have to say about that.
Life is short. I have loved ones that are sick and loved ones that are gone. The best way I can think of honoring them is just to live. I have laughed, cried, danced and sang more in the last month than in a long time. I thank them for changing my perception on life.
Learning to Exhale
With all the other changes in the last few weeks, the one that I am most grateful for is the ability for me now to breathe. Be careful of the underlying need to please. This is not your friend/sister/neighbor's wedding. Be silly. Be crazy. Be different. Be yourself... and never apologize for that.
So there you have it. I am back... with much more to come.