Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Giveaway: $260 Nordstrom Gift Card

Hello everyone!  As most of you know, I have been on a brief hiatus from blogging over the last few weeks.  Sometimes life can get a little crazy and we need to take a step back and focus on priorities such as ourselves, family, faith, happiness, and health.  

First and foremost, my beautiful mother who I adore and admire so much, passed away on Sunday October 26th.  She was diagnosed several months ago with a very rare degenerative brain disease called "Cortio Cobasal Degeneration".  It's never easy to lose a loved one, but my faith in God and the support from all my friends and family has been a tremendous help in the healing process.  

It's always hard finding the right words of comfort but for those of you who may be experiencing similar grief in your life, I leave you with this beautiful quote a friend sent to me on Facebook... 

 "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".          

On a more positive note, I will be starting a new job and company this coming Monday November 10th! I am a little nervous about this big change as I was with my former employer for 14 years!  It's always hard to leave something that you feel comfortable with.  However, change is what I needed and it was time for me to move on.  I am excited for my new role and looking forward to learning new things, meeting new people, and feeling re-energized. 

For those of you who are afraid of change...remember this...

"Progress is always the result of change"

Last but not least, my first blog post after taking this brief but necessary hiatus is something to celebrate!  I am participating in a fabulous Fall Giveaway hosted by TheBoxQueen and twelve other amazing bloggers and friends!  The lucky  winner will receive a $260 USD Nordstrom gift card to spend however they wish!  The giveaway is open to everyone!  Please use the form below via Rafflecopter to enter!  The deadline to enter is one week from today! 

Good luck and a special heart felt thank you to everyone who has reached out to me over the last few weeks to offer sympathetic condolences, emotional support, and well wishes!  Your friendship means more to me than you know!

xoxoxo,

Hayley
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