So I went wedding dress shopping today…and ended up going back to the 1st dress I tried on! My fiancé and I have been together over 6 years and engaged for almost 4 of those years. Life handed us some serious challenges that were exhausting and frustrating to push through. At times I wasn’t sure how to move on-I struggled so deeply with depression, anxiety, and other things that are still difficult to talk about openly-and I have always been the type to stand on my own. I never wanted to let a man define me. But today, I look back at all the ups and downs and realize that we’re stronger for it, and we don’t define each other, but we do support and compliment each other. We are partners in everything, and I am finally in a place where I feel like I am truly excited to tackle life together. This moment with my mom is incredibly special to me-our relationship has grown so much the past few years, and as soon as she started to cry I knew this was it. My sister picked out a veil and we were finished looking.

It’s still a struggle-that’s the thing about life, it’s daily-but I wanted to share this with you all because I’ve come so far from the black hole I was drowning in. My life is far from perfect, but it IS possible to find strength in yourself and get healthy.

So I went wedding dress shopping today…and ended up going back to the 1st dress I tried on! My fiancé and I have been together over 6 years and engaged for almost 4 of those years. Life handed us some serious challenges that were exhausting and frustrating to push through. At times I wasn’t sure how to move on-I struggled so deeply with depression, anxiety, and other things that are still difficult to talk about openly-and I have always been the type to stand on my own. I never wanted to let a man define me. But today, I look back at all the ups and downs and realize that we’re stronger for it, and we don’t define each other, but we do support and compliment each other. We are partners in everything, and I am finally in a place where I feel like I am truly excited to tackle life together. This moment with my mom is incredibly special to me-our relationship has grown so much the past few years, and as soon as she started to cry I knew this was it. My sister picked out a veil and we were finished looking.

It’s still a struggle-that’s the thing about life, it’s daily-but I wanted to share this with you all because I’ve come so far from the black hole I was drowning in. My life is far from perfect, but it IS possible to find strength in yourself and get healthy.



I FOUND MY PEOPLE

I FOUND MY PEOPLE



This is what happened when I met Gaston and told him I thought my muscles were bigger than his….

"It’s a pleasure to meet me!…”



Comparing muscles with Gaston…



More of Day 1!



We were excited….Day 1 begins!



I finally got a much needed vacation!

After 5 days at Topsail Island, my sister Emi and I flew to Orlando and hit up Disney’s Magic Kingdom for 2 days, drove to Daytona in a convertible for the day, and then did Universal Studios and spent most of the day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

After that, I went to stay with 2 dance families at an amazing resort, spent a day or 2 by/in the pool (it was HOT), and then 3 days of dance nationals!

So here it comes….



WHEW

I’m back.

I’ve missed you Tumblr!

Time to catch up and make my blog pretty again!



theglitterguide:

There’s nothing more exciting than picking out “the dress!” We loved getting to talk to Sarah Seven about her new San Francisco boutique!

theglitterguide:

There’s nothing more exciting than picking out “the dress!” We loved getting to talk to Sarah Seven about her new San Francisco boutique!



This is my POV right now soooo sorry I’m not sorry that I haven’t been on ;)

This is my POV right now soooo sorry I’m not sorry that I haven’t been on ;)



Sooooo I’ve been away for a while bc I’ve been working like CRAZY in prep for my trip to Orlando!!!!!

5 days of vaca with my sis and then 5 days of On Stage America Nationals dance competition! :-)

Flying out today, Disney Sat/Sun, Harry Potter World Mon, Daytona Tues!

(*Although I am PISSED that the HP extension is opening July 8th-a week after we leave….*)

Pics and updates to come!



Rainbow after the storm!

Rainbow after the storm!



Lobster Status

Lobster Status



Beach hair.

Beach hair.



My view for the next 5 days :)

My view for the next 5 days :)