Like many, I take the final few days of the calendar year to reflect-partly because I’ve been conditioned to do so, partly because of this new moon and partly because it coincides with yet another solar return. Whooop! And I am so fortunate to be another year older with a positive future on the horizon. I lost a family friend to cancer on the first day of 2015 who happened to be just one month older than me. The anger and sadness from her loss helped propel my shift from run-of-the-mill fashion blogger to sliiightly fearless, multifaceted, more authentic blogger. Death, especially when it’s a young person and hits close to home, is a painful reminder that hey, you could be next. Your time will come. So what the heck are you doing in the meantime!?? For those of you who started following the suede since then, you are definitely getting the best of me thus far. Although I’m still very private + somewhat tight lipped on certain subjects, I am continuously inspired to allow a more unfiltered Kelley to express herself.
With that being said, I’m thankful for each of my readers and subscribers; those of you who check in weekly, comment on every entry or who are just tuning in for the first time, I see you. I appreciate you. For those of you writing and sharing humorous, smart, spirited, original posts, you bring awareness, keep me grounded, give me hope, stimulate my mind and make me question everything I’ve ever believed in-which sums up how I believe this whole blogging thing should operate.
So, thank you 😉
I’ll keep it short and leave you with this quote for when you’re feeling down, as if you’re wasting your time practicing art [which includes writing!] or just simply uninspired to keep at life:
A billion people can have your gifts and talents but none of them can do it like YOU.
Best wishes for 2017. Be safe and don’t drink and drive!