Happy 2017

We made it, safe and sound.  Another year behind us.  I’ve officially been living in Texas for a year.  Still longing for home on Cape Cod.  It’s hard to believe but Kiwi & Ellie turns 10 this year!  March 1st will mark the ten-year anniversary of this site.  What started out as a Dubai importer of American brands has turned into a fun and exciting jewelry and accessory business here in the great country we call home.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most genuine and kind ladies of Instagram this year.  From teenagers to retirees it’s been lots of fun doing giveaways and sponsoring style challenges.

I’m going to do my best to stay positive this year even though this just doesn’t feel like home. I officially start my new position in the Cyber Threat Intelligence group on Tuesday.  The last four months working in operations while the Director was on maternity leave has been an amazing learning experience.  Now the real fun and hard work begins.

I am also determined to make some new friends outside of work. Plus, I will continue to do what I love.  This.  This is what I love.  Scouring wholesalers for the next amazing piece of jewelry, continuing to do promotions and collaborations on Social Media and offering up my thoughts and insights into whatever is on my mind at the moment.

I need to become comfortable with my body even as I try to make healthier food choices and understand that with my age, my thyroid issues and medication that it is an uphill battle that I will take one step at a time.  No fat shaming.  Just me, and for me, and no one else.

So with that said let’s embrace a new day, a new year, a new chapter… Page one of 365. Your life is waiting for you.  Go out and live it.

P.S.  I will vow to take more photos of myself as I accept the way I look.