Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. ~Alfred Painter
I’m going to start this off on a depressing note: The last 10 months have sucked. The kind of suckage where, for a time, I would awake in the morning with a stomach full of dread as to what the day might bring. Awaking each day wishing that I hadn’t is the saddest truth. But there were therapists and dosage increases because surely that would do. An extra milligram always does the trick. Well, it turns out that what one really, truly, absolutely needs at times is a lifestyle change. Not something simple like a shopping trip. New dresses, while lovely, do not manifest in feeling like you can takeover the world. Fast forward to now, this day, October 22nd and I’m finally at a place in my life and with myself where I’m not afraid of a big change but embracing the possibility of such with open arms. It all sounds very ‘woo woo’. Perhaps something heard at the end of a yoga class (which I have been attending on the regular. Heavenly.) but no, this was all on my own because in the face of adversity there is some truth to taking your life into your own hands.
So! Now you know why I haven’t been writing or doing much of anything unless it involves 140 characters or less. I wanted to do something nice for my readers. Those who have been here for...what...seven years now. Who have seen me from 21 going on 22 to today which is actually the start of my birthday week. (Now do you get why I’m all “I’m gonna make life my bitch!”?) I am currently 28 going on 29. Later in the week I’ll give you all of the gory details on turning 29 and...oh my...this is not what I wanted this post to be. I wanted for it to be lighthearted and enjoyable as I prepare to bestow a gift upon my readers and now you know all about my depression and that I’m feeling ready to kick some ass once again.
The real point of this post was that I wanted to do something nice so I spoke to my friend Maile. I love Maile. She’s kind and selfless and my favorite is to give her 800 compliments and watch her blush. She is a good soul and I’m happy to call her friend. Anyway, I told Maile that I wanted to do a giveaway of her fabulous Epiphanie Bags for my birthday week. Of course my email was dripping with melancholy and she said YES! Of COURSE!
And here we are.
I’m giving away a tangeringe Belle bag courtesy of Epiphanie.
As a thank you, perhaps. Thanks for being here. Thanks for not leaving me when I don’t have my groove. And to celebrate the week of my birth. And maybe to get excited about 29. Almost 30. Whoo!
I love Epiphanie bags. I actually own two Lolas, a Paris, a Lyric and a Clover (seen above). Epiphanie recently debuted their new line of men’s camera/laptop bags and backpacks. You guys, THEY HAVE BACKPACKS. I spend a lot of time staring at them longingly:
You have until Friday, October 26th at 1 PM EST. To enter. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you get your groove back when you're feeling down. This contest is open to US, Canada and our friends outside of North America. Though international winners will have to pay for shipping. You can also find Epiphanie Bags on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. You can also go get you one because they are the loveliest things in the world and really, just looking at them and doing this giveaway has put a smile on my face. And, really, thanks for being here.
Now! Go forth and comment!