This is happening. Welcome to my new blog, Curves and a Carry On!
I started blogging in 2011 when I began what I thought would be my biggest transformation. I was inspired, and ignited by ideas. Moreso, I was ignited by the response from readers. I was motivated by people that became not only readers but my readers. I am grateful that some of those people became close friends, too.
The power of outlets like a blog or Instagram page….who knew we could connect with people simply by seeing their words or photos before us, by using those elements to form these connections that help us all feel a little less lonely, a little less lost, or a little less hopeless?
I am so grateful for what SeeSondraSlim did for me. But as time as progressed, it became evident to me that shedding pounds didn’t mean I’d shed my insecurities, fears of inadequacy, or doubts about myself and my future.
Last year, I feel like I went through a new transformation of sorts. I took a look at myself and wondered what could go wrong if I stopped obsessing over what other people felt about myself and my choices? What if I stopped apologizing for loving myself, and the fact that sometimes that makes people “uncomfortable?” What if I just dove in and embraced every single moment as myself, the way I am right this second, instead of waiting until I see a certain number on the scale, a certain number on the dress tag, or a certain number of commas in my bank account?
What if I invested all of that energy into being more true to myself, and doing more of what makes me supremely and unapologetically happy?
In the process, I ended and re-committed to my relationship. I made new friends and strengthened relationships with long-time friends. I went to three countries and 3 states in a year while working a full-time job and being mandatoried twice a week. I found a way to process the feelings I couldn’t shake after the worst 911 call I’ve ever taken, and found myself inspired to support others in my field. I told people when they made me feel disrespected or neglected, and when I needed a break from them. I advocated for those whose voices didn’t carry as far as mine can.
So here we are! Just over a year later, and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that my soul is on FIRE thinking about this new endeavor and all of the adventures I have in store to document here. I want to show you the new me. I want her to be displayed proudly, and I want her to be a reminder to you (and myself, always!), that what you crave most is always within reach if you’re willing to show up for yourself and take it.
Here at Curves and a Carry On, you’ll find travel advice and info, reviews, details on all of my assorted life experiences, style, beauty, and a lot of reminders that you’re amazing, capable, and beautiful.
It won’t be perfect! Its gonna be a little messy, and a LOT of honest. But it’s me. And I hope you’ll join me on this new journey!
You’ve already been a huge part of it, whether you realized it or not. 🙂
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