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The end of 2015 took away some of my sparkle. My spirit was a dented. Worry for a very premature niece left my emotions raw and permanently close to the surface. Challenges with my business created constant low level work stress. Subtle shifts and poor communication in personal relationships made me doubt my desirability.
We’re one month into 2016. My niece is now home. I think of her tiny faltering lungs every time I struggle up a hill during training for a marathon I will run in the name of a premature baby charity. I have won a piece of business worth five figures and on Monday I leave for the first of five trips already scheduled for this year. I swallowed my fear of difficult conversations and lovers have the opportunity to prove they know they’re lucky to have me.
I am eyeing up the rest of the year. With spirit.
Spirit

Sinful Sunday

16 Comments

  1. you are so stunning in this photo, and your spirit is FIERCE!!!

  2. Yay for your little niece. I am so glad to hear that she is home. Sounds like you are taking 2016 and putting it squarely in its place. That image is sums up your thoughts perfectly, as Leonora says, fierce!
    Mollyxxx

  3. Amen lady!
    Awesome post – and I second Ms Solomon – FIERCE! X x 💖

  4. I often love your photos. But your eye in this one, tells the whole story in the strength and beauty of your gaze.
    Newt

  5. I am so glad your little niece is doing well!
    Your face is simply beautiful in this shot. I see strength, determination and power. And stunning lips.
    Kat x

  6. Wow! The strength showing in your face leaps out of the page.

  7. Hope everything works out exactly as you want and are working toward.

  8. Very intense. I love the clarity of the eye.

  9. You are beautiful! Glad to hear your niece is home and wow on the business! Enjoy your travels and I look forward to the images you will make while traveling 🙂
    Rebel xox

  10. Lovely post . . . and lovely photo! Such a gorgeous gaze, looks like you’ve got your eyes on the prize!!!
    Xxx – K

  11. Tough times show us how strong we are. Beautiful image, such strength and determination.

  12. Oh, this is the BEST!!! I’m so happy to hear your niece is home and doing better. Also, good work on the business deal, I am in awe of you running your own business. And finally, we are *all* lucky to have you! I too have trouble with difficult convos but I’m learning. You are amazing, lady! I can’t wait to see what you make happen in 2016.
    And this photo says it all. Fierce and gorgeous and taking on the world. xxxx

  13. Excellent all around. And on a selfish note, I hope you post your travel photos. 😊

  14. Twiglet @ 100Acresub

    February 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Congratulations for your niece, yourself, and your lovers 🙂
    Hope the trips went well too.
    Humbly twigs

  15. This is absolutely fantastic. I love the power in your face and the determination to make 2016 yours. I’m so happy to hear your niece is home and that business is looking up. And, for the record, we are *all* lucky to have you. 🙂

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