I had good intentions of bringing you festive and sequin-filled NYE inspired posts all week. But unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, and I was involved in a pretty major car accident on Tuesday morning. While my car was totaled, I was fortunate enough to walk away from the accident with only a concussion and minor injuries. And while I am grateful to be alright, it was also a good reminder of how precious life is.
And of course it’s got me thinking. As events like these often do. It’s so easy in this day and age to put together and present a perfectly curated life through social media. But I’m feeling led to share with you guys that my life is anything but perfect. And if I’m being totally honest, I can also tell you that 2016 has been the hardest, most challenging year of my life. And I’ve really been struggling this week to wrap my head around how it could possibly be ending with a serious accident on top of everything else. But rather than let myself get down and discouraged (which I’ve totally been doing), I’m reminding myself in times like these, that it’s important to take a step back, take inventory of the blessings you DO have in life, find the joy in the hurt, the laughter in the messiness, surround yourself with those who love you most, and thank God for His grace, protection, forgiveness, and unfailing love. That is after all, what this holiday season is all about, isn’t it?
In other (more fashion blog-worthy) news, how amazing would this green velvet jumpsuit be to wear to a NYE party (or any other party for that matter)? If I’m feeling well enough to make it out on NYE this year, this is definitely what I’ll be wearing. Fingers crossed!
Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year this weekend. And a huge thank you for your continued love and support, and for making this blog possible. Y’all have been such a bright spot in my life this past year and I am so appreciative!
Cheers to a better and brighter 2017!!