Remembering tragedy

I remember where I was on 9/11. I had just taken step to divorce my first husband, worried about how I would provide for my children and then I saw everything happen on TV. I was stunned and horrified. I visited New York in 2012 and saw ongoing work at the memorial but I will never forget that day.

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Priorities

A huge part of who I am is spiritual. At the end of my first marriage I was reminded how much my Heavenly Father loves me and I am important to Him. That knowledge got me through some very difficult struggles.

Every day I am thankful for my Heavenly Father’s love and If I do not recognize His hand in my life I am ungrateful for all He has done for me.

Sunday I remember what is really important and my priorities. If you ever struggle, remember you can depend on Him.

All about me

Good morning! Here I am starting my blog and I thought to explain my recent Instagram name changes! 15 years ago I ended an emotionally abusive marriage and began discovering/remembering who I am. One way I did this was through fashion. At the end of my aforementioned marriage, I bought a darling zip up sweater, gray leopard print, with faux fur on the collar and cuffs. My (now ex) criticized my looks and the sweater and a rebel was born.

Fast forward six years and I found the love of my life, we were engaged to be married and my wedding ring is a beautiful Levian, “Chocolate Diamonds” band. So whenever I do something I remember I need to remember who I am. That is why I have “chocolate” in my blog name and how it is connected with my love for fashion. I feel like fashion was one thing that helped me come out of my shell.

Now it’s been nine 1/2 years since I married the love of my life- Mike and I finally decided to start a blog. I want to help other women my age recognize their beauty, accept the aging process, and we might even have a little fun!

My ring (chocolate diamonds) and fashion represent my discovered authenticity!