Let go a little


I took the leap a few summers ago off a dock I jumped from as a teenager. Having an ostomy makes you nervous of the adhesive coming off – let alone the impact of water! After years of avoiding doing the things I used to love and becoming far more cautious than necessary, I slowly started to let go and take chances. This dock jump is an annual summer tradition at the end of a long, hot day at the island fair. It was thrilling to take the jump, and my parents and daughters were proud of me. That felt wonderful too. Being a strong role model for my daughters is important to me so pushing past my fear is something I have to do.

Let go a little. Be prepared for anything of course – but as life proves over and over again, it’s not usually the things we fear that toss us – it’s the unexpected. And this day was unexpectedly exhilarating!

Become who you wish to be

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Start the new year with an artful reminder of what’s most important – being yourself. Become who you wish to be this year. Find this print and other whimsical inspiration art at Etsy

Skirt the issue

High waisted garter skirts and waist cinchers are back! “Skirt the issue” with one of these super cute, sexy cover ups. High enough for great coverage, they give the feeling of support and confidence and adjust to sit where it fits just right. These are my favorite sexy sets. Now available at Victoria’s Secret.