Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Journey Continues

“Gratitude as a
Perpetual state of life
Nourishes the soul.” – Haiku by Lady Dove

As I look at the snow outside my window here on the East Coast, I’m savoring memories of strolling through fertile vineyards in Napa Valley last fall. As I contemplate the travels behind me, I am exhilarated about the possibilities ahead. Signs of inspiration are all around, encouraging me to embrace life and all that I love, urging me to cultivate and share my unique gifts, talents and abilities. This exuberance feels ageless, weightless - timeless – like falling in love, or discovering your true purpose in life. When I started this blog, I held this false notion that when I woke up in 2011 everything would be fresh and new, and there’d be a brand new me, completely transformed in every aspect. But now I truly realize it’s not so much the destination as it is the journey, taking it all in, step by step, allowing faith to lead me to my destiny. It’s about seeking out and reveling in being in my element, being in my most positive and productive flow – whether it’s spending time with my loved-ones, writing, performing spoken word, jogging, or hooking up my favorite outfits, like the one I’m wearing here while touring the Napa Valley. So yes, when I consider it all, I am eternally grateful, as I continue on this path of living in a state of perpetual gratitude.

Jacket: “Our Place” on Spring Garden Street
Blouse: “Gwen’s Alcove” on Maplewood Mall
Belt: Nine West
Scarf – Gifted
Bag – Melie Bianco
Slacks – “Top of the Hill” in Wynnewood
Hoop earrings – Gifted
Necklace – Thrifted
Bracelet- Gifted


  1. I hope you have a positive and productive year and that you actualize all of your dreams and goals!

  2. Dear Small Budget Big Style Chick: Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.