Today marks 3 years since the beginning of PPF. It's overwhelming to think about all the things I've learned during that time & all the places this blog has taken me. I have had some of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences & made deep, lasting friendships that I will cherish for years to come. Each morning when I sit down at my desk to start the day, I remind myself how fortunate I am to be able to do something that I love, enjoy & am passionate about.
Though I have shared recently about some personal hardships I'm facing, I believe it's even more important to share the moments that are good. Which is why when I came across the quote above, I felt really convicted by it. How much more likely am I to talk about life's difficulties, to complain about the things I don't have, to feel depressed about my physical limitations? When in reality, I have more than I need...and far more than I deserve.
Celebrating this anniversary means something to me - it means recognizing everything that has come from this blog is a gift. That doesn't mean that there haven't been stressful moments, hurtful & negative comments and some mistakes I've made that I wish I could take back. But, as a result of those circumstances, I have learned valuable lessons that have helped me grow. All of the chances I get to connect with, encourage & uplift other women; all of the opportunities to travel & work with brands I admire; all of the photo shoots when I get to spend time with my husband - every single moment has been a blessing far greater than I can even put into words.
Saying thank you hardly seems like an adequate response for the amazing support you have given to me over the last 3 years. But I hope you know how truly grateful & humbled I am that you come to read each day, that you take the time to comment & send me notes throughout the week and that you allow me to share myself freely. Here's to many more years of finding affordable style, embracing real beauty & talking about our joys. ♥