Today marks the first day of the Fall Solstice. It’s one of my favorite seasons, but this year feels bittersweet. A month ago on August 22, my dad entered the gates of Heaven. The past few weeks have been heavy on my heart. There are no words to explain the unbearable heartache, but because I am an extension of my father, I will try to live everyday through him and for him, honoring him in everything that he taught me in life. Living with just half of my heart now, but I choose to let light and God’s Grace in to help me live stronger with more love and compassion.
With that said, I’m going to keep blogging with even more passion and move forward from here on. After all, my dad was my biggest fan and if he were still here today, he’d encourage me to keep going.
Thank you all for being understanding and sticking with me during this difficult time of my life. I appreciate each one of you. ❤
All my love,
HELLO 2016! 365 new days. 365 new chances.
Exactly a year ago, I launched My Style and Grace as my creative outlet in hopes to share my fashion tips and to motivate and help the fashionistas at heart. I had no idea that my following would grow quite quickly given the fact that I had just started blogging. My blog has opened a lot of opportunities for me and for that, I’m GRATEFUL for the new connections and friendships that I’ve made so far. At first, blogging seemed impossible to break into knowing how competitive it is within the industry but with some planning and determination, it can be one of the most rewarding and creative careers around. So here I am, about to tackle another 365 days of new challenges and goals. I’m thrilled to see what 2016 has to offer! I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for following along and for inspiring me to continue writing. Also, I would like to thank my family, my friends, my boyfriend for their continued love and support throughout my journey. I am nothing without you, guys!
A huge chunk of my thank you’s and appreciation goes to my sister, Gladys Jem ❤ for snapping my beautiful blog photos. I’m so thankful for your awe-inspiring talent and creative direction. We make such a badass sister team!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! Here’s to happy new dreams. Happy new desires. Happy NEW YOU. You know those things that you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them. It is never too late to set another goal or to dream another dream, guys! I hope you will find this post inspiring. Have an AMAZING year!
2016, I am coming for you!
Photo by Gladys Jem