Monday, October 31, 2011

{Happy Birthday to Chateau de Victoria!}

Happy 1st Birthday to Chateau de Victoria...

One year ago, I decided to start a new hobby by combining my love for writing with my love for everything feminine, fun & fabulous! Writing this blog has been a great outlet for me over the past several months and I'm really happy with how it has turned out :-)

Thank you all
for your blog love & support, and for sharing with me in all of the wonderful things life has to offer. So much has happened over the past 12 months; so many blessings, learning experiences and periods of personal growth. God has been so good to me, and I have nothing but high hopes for what the next 12 months will bring :-) In fact, I will be celebrating my own birthday very soon!

Moments like these cause me to reflect. Reflection is a powerful thing. It helps give us perspective on where we once were, where we are now, and what life lessons we've learned along the way. It helps us to realize the kind of person we want to be going forward, the kind of life we want to embody, and what we will choose to leave behind as a part of our story. To me, that's simply what life is all about: we have been given the opportunity to write our own stories. So why not make them as beautiful and as happy as possible? If I've learned anything over the past year, it's that we need to take an active role in defining our own happiness. Sometimes that means being strong and courageous enough to take chances and make life changes...because finding self-fulfillment really isn't up for negotiation in my book!

So cheers to another promising year of fabulousness...

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
-Maya Angelou

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  1. Congrats! Looking forward to many more wonderful posts :)

    xoxo, Nali

  2. Happy 1st Blogday!! Love you, Mom

  3. Congrats! Your blog is adorable. I love the design!

  4. Mom - Thanks for all the "proofing" you do!

  5. Recently Roached - Thanks so much for the sweet words! :)