Monday, November 11, 2013
Looking to find my Joie de Vivre!
Over the last couple of years, I have been encouraged and inspired by the writings of Tonya Leigh. In fact, it's her voice that has kept me afloat in some very difficult times.
Until my mother's death a few months ago, I was her caregiver -- for over 5 years. As honored as I was to care for this lovely, intelligent woman, I still lost my joy, my verve, and my direction along the way. Actually, I know all of it is still within me, I just can't seem to find it right now.
I have been living in in a state of overwhelm and overweight for some time now. My once thin frame is now covered in 60 extra pounds. And as much as I've tried to deny myself, militantly exercise the fat off, and "just say no" to desserts, I've continued to binge and gain. I am now convinced that Tonya is right -- denying myself pleasure and beauty only leads to more of what I don't want -- excess weight, and depression.
I am now in a place where I have the time to get back into my career, but I feel as though I could really benefit from some mentoring from Tonya, and a community of like minded ladies. Finding my joie de vivre again, rediscovering my passion, beauty, and true weight is a longing I can't deny any longer.
I am respectfully requesting help in the form of a scholarship to Tonya's Slim, Chic, and Savvy Immersion
Program. And when I rediscover my joy, and get back into my vocation, I will pay it forward when I have
the means to do so. It will be such an honor to pass it on.