Blake Shelton said it best:

What’s the greatest chapter in your book? Are there pages where it hurts to look?

Song-Mine Would Be You

My official decision to rename the Inspiration category to Dear Penelope is now in full effect. I try to be 100% transparent on my Instagram which transcends to my blog. Each Dear Penelope post will start off with a quote related to that particular topic. Just like this one! Think of this category as my personal diary….hence the name Dear Penelope.

The inspiration category is obviously meant to inspire my readers as I share my opinions,advice and stories about my life. I love to run my mouth, I enjoy a good debate and if you know me….I’m very opinionated. Never fear!….these posts won’t all be dreary. Although some of these thoughts may trigger me, I know deep down they will help someone.


Why Dear Penelope?

Everyone has an alter ego. Usually it’s stronger than you, more outgoing than you etc. Mine unfortunately displays the weaker side of me. When I’m having a bad day or feeling less than….I become Penelope. My Dear Penelope posts are my way of sharing my self love journey and resilience. Not only will I be more transparent on the blog, I’ll be writing a book on my life focused around my dreadful mid 20’s and putting together a tattoo sleeve design of inspirational quotes that have helped me overcome depression and manage my anxiety. Over all you’ll get answers to all those questions you’re dying to get answers to.

Who is that girl in the boots, cat ears and camo?!?! How can she smile? How does she do it? How in the HELL did she get through it?!?!?!

Quick Answer: Truth is most days I’m on the brink of a nervous break down, but who has time for that? All I need is a glass of wine, some fresh air & a game plan. Works every time!

Who Is Penelope?

“Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) is a young woman from a wealthy family. What sets her apart is that she has the ears and nose of a pig.”

“Generations ago, an embittered and vengeful witch (Michael Feast) placed a curse on the Wilhern family after their son had an affair with his daughter, one of the Wilhern servants. He was talked out of marrying her by his arrogant and disapproving family, abandoning her and married someone of his own status. The heartbroken and pregnant servant girl then threw herself off a cliff. Furious, the witch then cursed the Wilherns so that the next daughter to be born into the affluent family would have the face of a pig. For five generations, the Wilherns produced only sons, until Penelope was born with her “ugly” face, stricken with the curse. It is said that the curse can only be lifted if ‘one of her own kind’ learns to love her, which her parents interpret as meaning that Penelope must marry a man of noble birth.” SITED FROM Wikipedia

If you haven’t seen the movie, PLEASE watch! It’s life changing.

I hope you’ll enjoy this new journey of me digging deeper into my life, lessons learned and ugly spots! I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without the pain.”

Looking For A New Diary?

XoXo-Sam

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