Congratulations! You’ve found my first post. This post is to help you get to know me a little bit better and why I have created the Twinkling Tiara Society.
You may think that wanting to start a group with tiaras means that I must love jewelry. The thing is, I’m not a big jewelry person…at all. I have always treasured people and experiences over things. But…there is just something about a tiara that makes me want to cheer and walk a little taller. I can’t explain it. The bling…the bright jewels (real or costume)…it gives me the feeling that maybe I’ve done something extraordinary. I’ve come to the realization that in life, all the things I accomplish, big or little, is like a jewel in my tiara. My tiara is different from everyone else’s. It’s built on my unique gifts, talents, and accomplishments.
I am 40-something at the moment. I have been married for 30 years to an awesome husband. If you’ve come here from my quilting blog, you’ll know that my husband likes to think of himself as a big Goofy–yes, I mean silly, but also the character Goofy of Disney fame. He is happy-go-lucky, positive, funny, and keeps our life filled with activities. Together, we both enjoy traveling…especially to the Disney parks. As I mentioned earlier, we treasure experiences and people over things.
A little over 10 years ago, as my son was getting ready to graduate, I went through a mini mid-life crisis. I began to wonder about what the next stage of my life would hold. I needed to find meaning or purpose in my life. I did some soul searching and discovered there are two things in my life that I should focus on: 1) Being a cheerleader to my friends and family; and 2) Using my love of sewing to make the world a better place by creating things like quilts and pillowcases to be donated. I began to realize the importance for me to use the gifts and talents I’ve been given to create a more positive world for others.
So here we are…it’s January 2019 and a new year has begun. I continue to work in the career that I’ve been doing for almost 15 years and love. But the yearning to start Facebook group to support an ever-growing community of friends and family has taken hold in me. So feel free to join our Facebook group. Our rules are simple: 1) Post about the successes and accomplishments in your life; 2) Pay it forward by giving positive and supportive comments to others in the group–you know, things like “that looks great,” “that’s amazing,” “congratulations,” and “kudos”; and 3) No discussions of politics or religion.
So let’s get this journey started and let our tiaras sparkle!