I’ve put my husband, Jonathan through the ringer. When we met I was jealous of every ex-girlfriend because they were all thinner than me, he told me I was crazy. I would hide my body from him because I didn’t want him to know that my tummy rolled when I sat down, he stilled gasped when I walked in the room. When he was out of eyesight at a bar I was convinced he was hitting on someone else, even though he was usually right behind me.
Even when I couldn’t see my beauty, he saw it in me everyday.
When I told him I hated my job in advertising he took out extra med school loans so I could quit my job. When it took months to sign my first client we turned our tiny studio into a fancy french restaurant because we couldn’t afford to go out, he said he liked it better. When I told him I wanted to invest $20,000 in my business but I was scared out of my mind, he took a deep breath, said that he trusted me and that I would be an idiot not to do it.
Even when I didn’t believe in myself, he had my back.
My new website represents everything I had hoped to accomplish in my life so far. I’ve made a space where women can get inspiration to create a fun, adventurous and romantic life, and where you get advice that makes you feel better about your body (not worse). The site highlights my amazing apartment that I am so proud of, my incredible relationship and I NEVER thought I would want pictures posted of me on the internet, but honestly, I look damn good.
I could not have done any of this without Jonathan.
And now that I’m taking care of my body and consciously creating a beautiful life I finally know that I’m the partner he deserves. Because when you take care of yourself, everybody wins.
This website is truly a labor of love and I hope you use it as a space to come to week after week to remember that it’s your birthright to feel beautiful, adore your job and fall madly in love. Do it for you, do it for the ones you love.
If you’re feeling like spreading the love, it would mean the world to me if you would tweet or post to tell your friends about my new site. Big hugs and thank you! Here’s are some tweeties:
I also want to extend a HUGE thank you to the team who worked so hard with me on this project- my amazing assistant, Danielle Abt (what would I do with out), Kyla of freckled nest designs did the amazing design, Melanie Kluger of Head Over Heels, my ever so talented stylist dressed me for my photo shoot, Melissa Hoffmann made me feel like a model with hair and makeup and the incredible Abi Q took the gorgeous photos. Thank you so much ladies for coming together and making this happen. I couldn’t be happier.
Happy Valentines Day!
Love you lots,