“Don’t you put words in people’s mouths. You put turkey in people’s mouths.”
About nine months ago I was in Barcelona, Spain…there was a golden hand mold and rumor had it, if you placed your hand inside of it, you would be blessed for your life. Now, I’m not saying that I haven’t consistently prayed throughout this year that things remain the same way they are and that God give me bright lights to lead me, but I think this golden hand might’ve had something to do with it.
There’s so much to be thankful for. I decided this year that I was going to make a lifestyle change. If I felt it, I was going to do it. If I thought it, I was going to say it (or write it). I’m grateful I’ve had the courage to stick with this, because I’ve been to 12 countries out of spontaneity and become close with people who’ve changed my life for the better.
This is tricky to be thankful for, but working for a fashion mogul, Kendra Scott, set my love for fashion into high gear. I had the opportunity to learn the industry and work with designers that wouldn’t have crossed my path had it not been for a season in Austin.
LORD. My cup overflows when it comes to how traveling has shaped me. Once again, 12 countries, 3 continents, and an abundance of cities that each hold a special place in my heart. I’m so incredibly thankful for each person and place that sticks with me to this day. Where I might be more thankful for brunches in Paris and New York, I would never pass up the chance to ride donkeys in Greece or camels in the Sahara. Life has been incredible and traveling is my wanderlust gift.
There are so many things to celebrate this year. I have beautiful friendships, a two-year old bestie, countless engagements that I’m so happy to pop champagne for, and my twenties are roaring to say the least.
I like to document the moments that I feel most in love with myself – what I’m wearing, who I’m around, and what I’m doing. Then I recreate and repeat. My cup of blessings overflows and I’m thankful every single day.