As my birthday quickly approaches I look back over the course of my life and realize how much the experiences I’ve been through have shaped me. I didn’t have much confidence growing up and I was an introvert which made matters worse. The voice I needed to have to speak up was buried by constant self-doubt and insecurities. You see I didn’t think my opinion mattered to anyone because no one really took the time to listen to me. Instead, I was labeled as “the quiet one“. This affected me in so many ways even into adulthood. I developed social anxieties and I always felt out of place. Through time and patience I overcame some of those fears. I still have a ways to go but I’ve made tremendous progress and even now I am still learning so much about myself. I‘ve accepted the fact that I am unique and I have so much to offer in this world. I‘ve learned that not everyone will like me and that’s perfectly okay. I’ve learned to be patient with myself and its fine that I don’t have all of the answers. I am grateful to wake up everyday and get another chance to contribute my skills to society and share my passions.
I am excited to announce that I am a brand ambassador for Puravida Bracelets. Their movement is all about the celebration of life. They believe we are to enjoy life’s pleasures-or Pura Vida,” as Costa Ricans would say-slow things down, and live life to the fullest. Their bracelets are beautiful handcrafted in endless color combinations. They also sell rings, earrings, and other pieces of jewelry. Use my code MELISSAMICHAUD20 for 20% off.
Life is tough and there may be times you feel like giving up. I tell you to keep going! It’s not perfect yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.