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We celebrate each New Year with loved ones and resolutions hoping that this new year is going to be the best. For me, that’s how I felt about 2014. This year started out perfect and I knew it was going to be my year!
One year ago, I started my very first blog called Let’s Cupcake. Shortly after, I realized that I was ready for something more, and something that would bring the blogging community together. In late June/early July, I started The Blog Issue. Something that has truly changed my life, gave me skills that I never knew I would have and friends who I am so thankful for each day. I have been blessed with the wonderful successes 2014 has given me.
Through all of the wonderful things that 2014 has given me, I have found a piece of me missing. Something that I have kept to myself and something that has broke my heart since June. Something that I wish to share with you, because I know it is something that so many of us girls go through.
This year, I lost 6 of my closest friends. 4 to a misunderstanding, 1 to a move, and 1 to heaven. I found this year to be one of the toughest years for me because your boyfriend doesn’t understand and neither do the rest of your friends. I often chose not to show up to events just so I didn’t have to see them. I still have not been able to find out why our friendship ended and after 6 months of trying, I decided to let go.
Lauren Ashley Patao has encouraged her readers to let go of anything that has brought you down before the new 2015 year begins by letting go balloons that represent your worries. I have been so inspired by her story (read it here) that I wanted to let it go this year. I chose balloons that were colorful and represented a fresh, happy start. I decided to let them go on “A Mountain” in Tempe with the most supportive person I have ever met, my boyfriend Michael. It was such a windy day that the balloons were flying all over the place and I could barely hold on to them! I let the balloons go as I let the heartache and worries of my old friendships go. As the balloons flew into the sky, I knew my friend in heaven would catch them. It was such a happy and cleansing moment that I hope you all can experience.
I encourage all of you to let go of whatever has brought you down or made you worry in the year of 2014. Letting go doesn’t mean avoiding it or forgetting it. It means coming to peace with it and leaving it in the past. Whether you are letting go of a relationship, job, loved one or an unfortunate event in your life, it will be hard, but letting it go will give you the strength to start 2015 with new happiness!
You have 2 days to let it go. Go get your balloons, take a photo to remember and tag your photo with #SetItFree2014.
Put all of your worries into a balloon and let the balloon go” -Lauren Ashley Patao