Photo by Maria Arnold
Well… I haven’t blogged in a while. I was thinking of maybe doing a short cooking video featuring the Pioneer Woman’s Skillet Cornbread, or maybe doing a live stream and playing some music, but then I finally decided I didn’t feel like doing my hair or makeup today, or even getting out of my pj’s, so words will and pictures will have to suffice for now. This is my first day off this week and I’m a little worn out. I seem to have zero energy lately. I started drinking bulletproof coffee and I’m about to eat a bunch of kale in hopes that I will get some get up and go. I guess a diet of muffins, bagels, and uncrustables just won’t do the trick anymore. Time to get healthy!
All of that aside, I do have something more interesting to talk about than my utter lack of motivation today. I have teamed up with a jewelry company I really love to bring you, “The Legends Line,” the first set of bracelets created by Jewels for Hope and inspired in part by yours truly. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase will go to The Young Survivor’s Coalition. Below is the explanation of the inspiration behind the line. Even if ya don’t need a new bracelet or three, I still think the idea of being “Legendary” is a good thought to ponder. I’m one to talk.. lol !! Sitting here watching Joyce Meyer in my pj’s, while I’m paying someone to clean my house. Maybe not one of my most, “legendary” moments, but I’ll make up for it tomorrow. Sometimes we all just need a vacation from our problems, as my dad calls it. When I’m not on a vacation from my problems, here are some of the good thoughts I’m thinking, which also serve as the inspiration behind the beautiful bracelets:
“I think of my life as a story. I think of a legend as someone who has a story worthy of telling. Every day we have the opportunity to make decisions that will make our life’s story legendary.
The first three pieces of this line have been named for three of my musical influences, who I consider to be legends. I find these artists inspiring because they remind me, that it’s all right to embrace the things that make us different, to take a stand for things we believe in, and to relentlessly follow your dreams.
Don’t get me wrong, being legendary is not about being famous, it’s about living a legacy, something that inspires another in some way. For example, my grandparents are not “famous,” so to speak, but in my heart they are legends. Their life stories have inspired the best parts of who I am and will go down in the history of what makes me uniquely me. I wear my bracelets as a daily reminder to make decisions that make my story legendary. What’s your story ?”
The best part is that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these bracelets goes to the Young Survival Coalition which is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
Quotes from some of my favorites:
“Baby, sweet baby if its all the same. Take the glory any day over the fame.” – Lucinda WIlliams “Fruits of My Labor”
“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” – Bob Dylan
“I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.” – John Lennon