okay, she called it...it's on. first, let me just say that i am not one that is comfortable in front of the lens, i much prefer being behind it - but change doesn't happen when we stay in our comfort zones, and i am trying hard to embrace that in my world right now.
i have had this conversation with several girlfriends in the past year or so. there comes that time in your life where you simply wish to embrace more of who you truly are, who you feel you are in the inside - and bring her out from behind the curtain. maybe it's as you approach a milestone birthday, or as you discover yourself after you have children, or maybe it's a midlife kinda thing; i am not sure, but i know that several of us have felt it, talked at length about it, and have promised to support each other as we step through that doorway. so if this resonates with you, just know that you are welcome here...to play along, to grab hold of your courage and step in front of the lens as your most authentic, beautiful self - and we've got your back and will be cheering you on.
wearing more colors, especially bright ones has been a sorta recent leap for me. maybe it is living over here in italy - a place that seems rich with color at every turn - from her food, to her flowers, to her artwork, to her people, it is always there. and this is one of my favorite headbands. it's the one i grab first when i wish to add a splash of color to my outfit. to top it off...it's bright pink, purple and orange...but i always feel so cheerful when i have it on.