When I turned 40 back in July, I knew this was going to be a journey like no other. I knew changes were happening and that by the time summer crept around again, I would be a different person. I was not wrong. Dealing with a pain disorder, embarking on a new relationship, managing a household, parenting a middle schooler, taking ownership of a new position at work while trying to balance the pros and cons of many awesome opportunities that came my way was a lot to take on. It was year of challenges, triumphs, closed chapters and opened doors. I've cried, laughed, unleashed the dragon, reflected, meditated and have let love in in ways I never imagined were possible. When I was at the peak of not feeling well, the hardest thing for me to do was dress up or put on makeup. It was during this time that Teri Jon sent me a beautiful cocktail dress that I wasn't able to wear. For months, it sat in the box as a reminder that I had a way to go before I could feel like my old self again. Inspired by a fellow blogger who was recently diagnosed with cancer but continued sharing her positive outlook on life (no matter how challenging her days were becoming), I stopped seeing the package as a reminder of what was and viewed it was what is now. Her perspective humbled me and really shed light on the power of my thoughts. As a thank you to all those who inspired me, encouraged me, supported me and reached out to me to share their incredible stories, I would like to give one my readers a dress from Teri Jon. They have gorgeous dresses for every occasion and offered to give one of my readers $500.00 to choose from any dress on their site. Teri Jon dresses, jackets, skirts, gowns and evening separates are available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Their apparel is designed with a woman's figure in mind and are perfect for any age. There are quite a few lace cocktail dresses I have my eye on! To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment sharing a time you felt tremendous growth. I know, that's a bit personal for a giveaway but why not use this post to uplift one another! The winner will be randomly chosen through Random.org. The giveaway ends Thursday, June 5th at 9am PST. On June 6th, the winner will receive an email in addition to me announcing it here on the blog. The winner must respond within 48 hours otherwise another winner be chosen. US only. Good luck!
UPDATE: The giveaway is closed. Congratulations Shana Elliott!