Saturday, May 7, 2011

the key to change is to let go of your fears



Today I went to an AA (alcohols anonymous) meeting and it was really inspiring.

I am not an alcoholic nor have I ever drunken alcohol.


I am part of a club at school that requires all its members to go to a AA meeting to hear about other peoples experiences with alcohol and drugs. I was actually really nervous walking into the room full of alcoholics. I honestly did not know what to expect and for some reason I had this predisposition to what an alcoholic looked like.


When I walked into the room, everyone was so nice and welcoming.

I truly could not tell they were alcoholics.

Listening to all their stories and experiences was really something.


There was one lady who said that after she became sober, it was extremely hard to fight the temptations but you eventually reach this point where something just snaps inside you and everything in life seems brighter, the sky is bluer and the grass is greener.


I think it is just incredible that these people are overcoming their disease and fears.

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btw, thanks to all the people who have voted for my design!!! :) you guys are the best!


The voting is open till May 25th so for those of you who have not voted, please vote!!


It would truly mean the world to me!


To vote, go here or click on my drawing below.




Like I said before, all you have to do to vote is to click on however many stars you want to give my design on the side.








92 comments:

  1. Those people are really courageous, they are always fighting against their fears!

    Whatever, I love your skirt!

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  2. you're so stylish and it would have definitely been a great experience attending a meeting like that. everyone want to change their lives and such. good on you for going :) also, feel free to enter my Dior giveaway xx

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  3. I love your outfit. The colour of the skirt is great!

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  4. I love your outfit. The electric blue and black combination is awesome.

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  5. top is gorgeus (; Vintage things are cool :) Alcoholism is very difficult to 'recover' disease.

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  6. i voted!!! = )

    i like your outfit!



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  7. I love your blog! You have amazing outfits! I follow you! :)

    and it truly must have been inspiring to hear their stories!

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  8. that's such a cool skirt!

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  10. nice outfit & love youre blog!
    I'm following now!
    wanna follow me?
    love,xx

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  14. Beautiful outfit!! happy mother's day for you and your family! Kisses

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  15. I love your skirt especially the colour!

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  17. Amazing outfit!
    You look very pretty!
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  18. thank you for your lovely comment! :) you look amazing! love your blog! xoxo

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  19. i love your outfit and the title of this post.

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  20. Love the name of the post! So true!
    The electric blue skirt suits you so well!
    xo

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  21. LOVE that blue skirt, these are such great shots! I love your lip color as well :)

    xoxo

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  22. Great blue skirt!

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  23. That electric blue skirt is super hot! And you wear it very well..(following now, i hope you can follow back also!..
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  24. Great top! I love the gorgeous eyelet detail!!!

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  25. Great pop of color with that skirt Kat...I voted. You are so talented darling...love your design. dawn suitcase Vignettes xo

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  26. That's a really interesting post about AA... I would never have thought to go despite being non-alcoholic.

    Great skirt and necklaces!

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  27. Wow, I'm so digging the electric blue skirt :) It suits you so well! And you have pretty legs to be honest :p Pretty darn jealous here!

    Love,
    Shanah.

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  28. Your legs look amazingly long. The color of the skirt is great on you that is a fabulous color. Also, that top is awesome! Its so laid back but you look so chic and put together. :)

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  29. Amazing outfit, I love the cobalt blue. I adore your blog as well, following you now!

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  30. your top is beautiful. Sincerely, one of your best outfits. Love loooove love!

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  31. Cobalt blue looks awesome on you lady!

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  32. Fantastic blue electric skirt!
    I love it so much <3

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  33. ♥oh. so nice post.)) i love your blog.))♥

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  34. it's always such a great thing to be able to experience something that will open your eyes, and I'm glad you got that chance! I love what you titled this post. It's definitely something I agree with, though it may be hard to do.

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  35. love the look! really beautiful photos :)


    Escape

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  36. I love how smiley you are in your photos, it's lovely :) I LOVE the colour of your skirt too, it's fab!

    Maria xxx

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  37. Hi... great looks.
    Love the skirts...
    Kisses

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  38. this is so cool! thanks for your comment!!
    xxo

    THATGIRLKIP

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  39. the blue really pops in the outfit.

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  40. Such a great vintage find. And you made it so contemporary with that blue skirt.

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  41. Ooo, the blue skirt looks so cool. I love how it ads colour.

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  43. very very beautiful skirt!! the color is very beautiful!

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  44. hey darling! im already a follower ;) love your blog babe! and how interesting, the AA meeting. thanks for sharing that experience with us love!

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  45. its a courageous thing to overcome your addiction! and love the blue skirt you got, the color is really vibrant

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  46. I'm really working on getting rid of my fears too . . . still, that's one awesome blue skirt!


    Fashezine

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  47. The colour of the skirt is so beautiful! Thank you for commenting on my blog - means a lot to me. Your blog is beautiful!
    Much love,
    Lydia

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  48. U are really fantastic girl!
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    LOVELY!

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  49. I adore blue and black combo!!Stunning!!

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  50. Pretty blue skirt!! I love your Outfit and I love your pics, Kisses!

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  51. I love this! That lace top looks perfect with that skirt :)

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  52. what a unique experience to attend an AA meeting. i went with a friend once and it was an eye opener. gorgeous top! xx

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  53. Love the blue of the skirt and the setting in the forest

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  55. I voted! Loving that bright blue skirt on you looks fantastic and how cool is it that you got to go to an AA meeting I am sure it was an eye opening experience for you. :)

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  56. girl , the black and blue looks STUNNING on you

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  57. cute combination u did with that lace top and gold necklace ;)

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  58. ohh i think it's a great learning experience to attend meetings like AA! :) and nice skirt, i love the color :)

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  59. you look amazing in that skirt and lipstick :)
    seems like you had a great experience

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  60. This looks great!! :) I really like it!
    xx
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  61. What a stunning outfit love! You look amazing!

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  62. Love your outfit! The black blouse and the blue skirt looks great together. Nice pictures.

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  63. Love your outfit.....and your hair is beautiful! Following you, follow back?

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  64. Beautiful outfit! Love the blue skirt!
    And I voted now :D

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  65. Great pics doll..and you look absolutely beautiful. So in love with your skirt!

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  66. you never fail to awe me with you fashion sense! as always, i love this ensemble!!! :D

    :)
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  67. Nice outfit!!

    Like the black top the most :)

    Mel
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  68. beautiful outfit! how tall are you? your legs are amazing! love it! :)

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  69. i love your top and how you match it with the electric blue skirt!

    i voted your art!
    you are so talented :)

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  70. sounds like an amazing experience! big up for the ppl that manage to start a new life after such a terrible time...

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  71. Love how the blue is being the point of interest in this look! Your lip color is also nice <3

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  72. You´r amazing, i love the color blue.

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  73. Great outfit...I like your blue shirt!!! I like it!!!
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  74. hi darling
    what a wonderful blog you've got. love the outfit here too. the top is so nice
    Hope you're having a great week
    Thanks for stopping by me
    xx

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  75. hello legs!! Feeling that brilliant cobalt blue against the very nature-esque scenery behind you-it's so very VOGUE. ;)
    xo Carlina
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  76. wow, that sounds crazy going to an AA meeting! really cool. looooove your blue skirt!

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  77. I like your outfit is so beautiful I love your blue skirt

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  78. That's awesome. Keeping an open mind and experiencing things rather than hear say is so important! Love that top too!

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  79. so good , so nice with the blue skirt
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  80. :)...................... nice photo & location. Your experience with fashion is so interesting coming from a perspective of modesty. Truly amazing it’s a wonderful. Thanks
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