Wednesday I headed down to Long Beach Island with my friend Christina to attend a very special wedding. I had an amazing time, the ceremony was beautiful, the food at the reception was awesome, and we danced most of the night away. We got down there really early yesterday morning and spent the morning and afternoon at the beach before it was time to check in and get ready for the big night.
I bought a dress that was a little different than anything I usually wear. Normally I'd go for something flowy and not form fitting, but I decided to try something different and go for a more grown up look. I was nervous I would feel self conscious but I actually felt great. It's all about feeling good in your own skin and embracing who you are. Something I work on daily is not letting my inner critic get the best of me. We all have that little voice inside of us that tells us we aren't good enough, not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not funny enough...it can be pretty exhausting when that is all we let ourselves hear. Self love is so important, I think it's key to having successful friendships, relationships, careers, and happiness in life. How can we expect anyone else to love us if we don't love ourselves? So celebrate who you are and silence that inner critic! Next time you hear it just tell it to shut the eff up! :P
Christina is my best friend and cheerleader in life. She is always there to support me and tell me how special I am. Everyone should have a friend like her and I only hope that I am as good to her as she is to me!
These 3 girls I've known practically my whole life! Our personalitites are as different as they come but obviously that has worked in our favor. Twenty some years later and we are still in each others lives.
Congratulations Jolene and Eric! I love you both and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!