“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Can you believe it? Another year has passed and a new one, begun. For me, this past year was a time of learning, growing, opportunity and deep reflection. I feel a bit wiser, more accomplished and quite largely, more confident in the woman that I am — accepting of both my strengths and weaknesses (or ‘opportunities for improvement,’ as I prefer to say ;-). While I could write paragraphs upon paragraphs about each and every moment that significantly marked 2016 in my storybook, the truth is, today is a new page in a new chapter. Hence, why I am so excited to finally announce and publish a new blog to the world — beyond BLK+WHT.
I have been contemplating creating a blog for quite some time. Since creating my first platform and blog, Beyond Beauty for Girls, as Miss Maryland in 2010 as a means to inspire self-confidence in young women, I have continued to feel an immense desire to share my heart through words. Writing has become therapeutic for me, and quite frankly, a skill upon which I have built my communications career. While music is still and always will be the ultimate universal language (and one which I also spend much of my time creating and expressing), I am enlivened to have a new platform to share my life’s adventure. beyond BLK+WHT will be my outlet to share musings about life lessons, love, travel, style, business and how I do my best to navigate the “gray areas” that I may step into. Our journeys are filled with ups, downs, twists and turns — and the beauty lies in how we choose to move forward, to shift perspective and to boldly live in and embrace the moment. I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with me. I know 2017 will be full of vibrant color — I can feel it in my heart that this will be the best year yet.