Caution, windy roads ahead.
I brought in 2016 alone in a hotel room in Iowa. I was following the presidential campaigns for my job at the time and I remember being a little sad because I was away from my family and friends, but also optimistic about 2016 would bring. So in my little hotel room nestled right next to the Des Moines International Airport I promised to work hard and be open to whatever came my way.
Did I work hard? Yeah.
I produced some of my best work.
Was I open to whatever came my way? Yeah.
2016 brought me more independence, a strong sense of confidence, discipline and patience; all characteristics I lacked the year before. I’m feeling more blessed and thankful than ever.
In 2017 I’m going to work much harder to manifest what I want in my life. Exhibit gratitude on a daily basis and take better care of myself.
All things that are easier said than done.
It’s going to be a journey, but that’s the fun part.
2016, peace out.
2017, Hey how’s it going? I’ve been expecting you.
Facebook: Truthfully Yours, Dahlia
I am part of the invisible majority.
You see, 67 percent of US women are a size 14 or larger.
This fact is especially interesting since this isn’t represented in mainstream media.
The unbalance is kind of horrifying and I’ve known this for a while now. So horrifying that when it came time pick a topic for my master’s thesis I automatically chose this topic. It was relevant, and something no one really wanted to talk about, so naturally I gravitated towards it.
Back to school season is in full swing and to be quite honest I’m feeling a little nostalgic. My favorite thing back in the day (one year ago), was back to school shopping. Fresh, clean notebooks, a brand spankin new agenda and the brightest pens you can find because how else was I going to keep my notes interesting. Those were the days. I was (and still am) that girl who had everything in her bag…snacks, endless pens, hand sanitizer, 2 phone chargers, and on occasion an external hard drive. I played no games. A fear of mine is being unprepared, so I was ALWAYS prepared. In the spirit of school being back in session, I thought I’d share what I always kept in my bag.