6.1.10

The arch of emotion






First, I would like to thank you all for the enormous amount of support you gave me yesterday.  I learned so much from all of you.  I am in the process of sending out some personal notes thanking you all individually but, please forgive me if I include a couple of excerpts from some of the emails I have sent already that explain the overwhelming arch of how I feel:

{I had an interesting conversation with a relative stranger over the break about my blog and honesty. A very wise gentleman who had never seen my blog. He said that the reason people blog is because they have somthing to say, (and I should just say it, be myself, tell the truth.) My yoga instrutor tells me I have a block in my throat chakra and need to speak my truth because it may be causing so many of my throat illnesses.}


{ I cried a lot yesterday, but genuine acts of kindness and encouragement brought of a completely different well of tears!  I couldn't believe a relative stranger wanted to help me.  The generosity, thoughtfulness, the action of your gesture, just blew me away!  I am so silly.  I never thought that being a good friend meant opening yourself up to allowing help.  do you get that?  I always thought I had to be strong to help my friends but never let them in on my struggles to allow them to help me.  I have NEVER been moved and awed this way before, from all of the support yesterday and the and the hearts of people who don't owe me the time of day! I can't believe after 30 years I am just barely discovering this.}


{I am still a little in awe at everything that happened.  I have never received encouragement and support like that (I have never asked before choosing to trudge on through it alone, silent and proud, didn't really work out too well) I never realized that ASKING for help, or opening my self up for it was the best thing I could ever do.}


I have some appointments today and was away from my computer for most of yesterday but I want each of you to know how much your comments helped me in more ways than you could ever know. 


As a very small side note, I would like to call attention to this miracle skirt I found at the Salvation Army!!  It was a below the knee pencil skirt in not a very flattering width so I hemmed that little lovely and now I think it is my most favoritest skirt EVER!!  Seeing the pictures I will probably trade the leopard belt for a braided leather one before I leave, BUT I am so incredibly stoked about this!  I feel much more HARDY today (if that makes sense) and ready to take things head on!  I feel like I have more support than the Eiffel Tower! All thanks to you!  

35 comments:

Amy said...

I was the same way, sweetie with asking for help from my friends (or anyone). It is hard, it is so much easier to be their for others, but you can't help anyone if you don't first help yourself. I hope you know that even though we just "met", I am a great listener so if you ever need someone to vent or bounce things off to I would be glad to listen.

Hope you are starting to feel alittle better, and I must say this is one of my most favorite outfits to date of yours. So pretty!

Big Hugs,
Amy

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Sal said...

SO glad to hear that you got some much-needed support, lady. Blogs can have their pitfalls, but there is so much love and kindness to be had out there, too.

Remember to breathe, and here's hoping you can find a way to unblock that chakra ...

Jen said...

I love the autumnal colours you've got going on!

It takes an incredible amount of courage to admit you're not feeling 100% strong. There's so much pressure to 'have it all' and never complain when things get tough. I'm glad you spoke up and I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

mahayanna said...

This is very beautiful, the tights and the belts are gorgeous

Senorita Fashionista said...

So wonderful to hear that you are feeling better today!
Is the large belt a diy or where can I find that amazing accessory?

Alix said...

So, I love your boots, I have a similar pair, but havent wore them a lot. I attempted to wear them today...with my black jeans...white top...and a black cardigan, When I stepped in front of my mirror, I looked exactly like Han Solo. Not cute. I think I'll leave the cute boot wearing to you.

Amandromeda said...

what the heck are complete strangers for?!? you are a total inspiration to all of us who read your blog. love your skirt.

Alyson said...

There is so much beauty and freedom in asking for help. It allows us to grow and love! I can totally tell a difference in your pictures today that you are feeling better.

SWF_Terra said...

You probably get this a lot: Maggie Gyllenhaal. You have such a classic funk, if that makes sense. Love this.

ru.kurarin said...

i have so much i don't know how to say. but you are beautiful and you make me smile. i must say i agree with all these great advice that you have been receiving.

jayne said...

Wow I have certainly missed out on a lot since going on a brief vacation. I wish I could've offered you support yesterday along with everyone else, because we all have those moments when everything seems crashing down and we don't know where to start fixing it, its those moments when we do need to admit our faults and ask for help. I am so glad you did that. Its funny how sometimes the most important life lessons, that in retrospect seem obvious, take awhile to really take in and learn. But even if it took you 30 years you're now informed. That doesn't necessarily mean things will be easy, but at least now you know we're here for you whenever and wherever!

myedit said...

Oh dear, I love the smattering of waist accessories...
And about yesterday's post... I find a shower cry always clears me up a bit. Cleansing. I really do love your idea and I think it'll bring you and the receivers of the cards great joy.

Mad Junkie said...

Wow!!!! Would this be the feeling of being "vulnerable"? This is everything I have been going through and more. I have talked to you about starting my blog and every time I sit down to blog..nothing comes out the way I want it. Hard times are here in my home so I commend you on your project!!!

Nadia Kamballa said...

The belt/accessories is so lovely!! I love reading ur blogs, you can always come up with something exceptional.. I hope you're doing fine ^_^

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Jen said...

sometimes there is just so much beauty that comes from words of encouragement and support from a stranger. you know that they honestly care and want to help, even though they don't know you.
and i love the lesson you learned about friendship. and you're right. being someone's friend doesn't mean you have to always be strong. it's also about trusting them and being able to let yourself go around them, to allow them to be a friend to you.
i'm glad you're feeling better (and may i say that belt is intense and i'm loving it). :)

D. said...

It is always refreshing to see the "problem" from a different point of view. Vent and asking for help are not signs of weakness, they truly show that you want to grow and make things better.

Beautiful outfit. I love the hat and the boots. Actually, I want to come to NV and steal these boots!

Sydney said...

it's good to know you're feeling better-it's amazing that there are so many people in the blog community that are so kind and supportive. i hope that writing the letters gets a little easier! also, i love all of the belts and your tights.

Ash said...

I think it looks perfectly fabulous with the leopard belt! I love it!

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RobinTM said...

I agree that the belts you are wearing in the pics look fabulous the way they are. I am glad you are feeling better as well. Take care!

Diana said...

You have the best thrifting finds.
I'm glad to hear that your spirits are up :)

closet365 said...

I think I missed your other post because my RSS feeds are about a day behind, but I'm glad you are feeling better now!

Love the skirt. A lot.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love this combo as always you are the gifted layerer! The belt combo alone is genius. Hope your day is bright and full of peace.

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jenloveskev said...

THIS SKIRT IS AMAZING!!! I can't stop looking at it!! SO beautiful!

Isn't the blogging community just awesome!

M. said...

that skirt is adorable and so are you! I love your sense of style!

a blog is for you to say something! do what you want, and love it!

lovelove, M.
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Varpu said...

Oh wow wow WOW I just discovered your blog and I adore your style!! I don't even know where to start, just yay awesome. And this particular skirt is just terrific.

ps hope you're feeling better! Believe me I know about mental breakdowns..
x
Sound and Fashion

Jenna said...

I somehow stumbled across your blog today and have been reading it for the past hour or so. Your outfits are amazing, I love your writing and this blog is definitely my must-read from now on! Thank you for sharing your fashion ideas/world with us.

MamieGirls said...

this look is absolutely adorable and the accessories are amazing! love the look!

alexandra said...

wow you've done it again! this skirt is to die for. i'm glad you are feeling better, i'm glad if i had any impact on that at all. and i want you to know that i screamed (!!!!) when i saw that you added me to your blogroll! it is such an honor! if you ever feel down again, just remember how much happiness you have brought to other people!

xo

San said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. We all learn in different ways and at different times. That's life. Go with the flow.

There is a quote that I think is really true. "A friend is a person who likes you, even though he/she knows you."


This whole outfit is absolutely lovely, I wouldn't change it a bit.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

So glad you are feeling well and that you've received immense support. AND, you've got an amazing skirt! Annie.

Melrose said...

its shocking that someone so incredibly fearless and well received by all in terms of appearance would be so unsure for how others would react to the way they feel. you're truly an original, and I believe people get that.
As far as your letters go, don't let it freak you out. This christmas I got a christmas card from my childhood best friend, when the last things we said to each other was a screaming match about ridiculousness - and it made me the happiest I've been in a long time.
You;re doing the right thing... sometimes it;s just a lil tough.. but everyone will LOVE them, im positive.

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