It has been longer than I care to recall. So much going on, my life has been absolutely crazy! First I injured my left hip flexor on Saturday, January 11th, the same day we received the horrific news that our nephew had been in a fatal car accident. I’m convinced that the emotional impact of the news, combined with something I did while photographing the ladies at my Fresh & Fabulous 2014 event and my “advanced age” all contributed to an immobilizing injury. I was in so much pain I could barely walk and could only wear flip flops or slippers. I was already having nightmares envisioning my shoe collection on ebay and accepting that from here on out I would be regulated to wearing sensible shoes like Easy Spirit or Aerosoles instead of Loubies or Jimmy Choos. My girlfriends were already planning to get me a bling-ed walker heheheh
I was visiting my acupuncturist, Dr Daoshing a few times a week, making turmeric shots, drinking green juice, rubbing all sorts of smelly ointments and icing until my hip was numb. I was determined to heal myself, you see I have this fear of MD’s- I know my husband is one, but I have always been scared of doctors. It stems from a few bad experiences when I was a child, that I have never gotten over yet. The good news is that I’m back, walking and wearing my “medium” heels.
Next my sister was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I cannot begin to share the emotional toll that disease has on a family. The good news is that my sister has an excellent prognosis, and she is dealing with the chemo and the side effects like a true gladiator. I realize that life as you know it can change with the snap of a finger, there is no rhyme or reason most of the time–mess just happens. I always like to find a positive in every situation, and for my family it has brought us closer together, instead of being busy all the time doing whatever, we now make time for each other.
And lastly PS Couture, kicked off our Fresh & Fabulous 2014 event. We hosted 20 gorgeous ladies this past month, in small groups transforming them and creating images of “how they dreamed of being photographed”. It was a blast and non-stop fun which also meant non-stop editing. Stay tuned I will be featuring some of the ladies here, these women are not only beautiful but they all have incredible stories–so inspiring.
This past weekend my family had a memorial service for our nephew. He will truly be missed. A veil of sadness was heavy, family and friends traveled near and far to support the family at this difficult time. It rained the entire weekend mirroring our tears. 24 is way to early to depart, no parent should have to experience this, but unfortunately I’m finding out it happens more frequent than I realized, everyone seems to have a story of sudden loss.
Reggie spoke at the services here are a few of the highlights.
So my friends, love your family and friends, have a forgiving open accepting heart, and cherish those special ones in your life.