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“When I went to art school, that’s when I got fabulous” [Christian Siriano].”

While reading through a magazine the other day, I came across the “fabulous” quote by Siriano, a former Project Runway winner. I really liked it.  The designer was always a bit flamboyant for my tastes, but this quote struck a chord with me.

I started thinking about when I got fabulous.  I think it was the year I turned 40.  What a year that was, and it kicked off a string of great years.

I lived through the big hair of the 80’s and the weird looks of the 90’s. I adopted a corporate attitude in the early part of the new millennium, and business casual toward the middle of the first decade.

But it has been within the past couple of years that I’ve really come into my own, became comfortable in my own skin. Felt confident speaking out. Pulled MY favorite color from the box and started creating.

Said, “yes,” because I wanted to. Replied “no,” without regret. Took chances. Let the phone ring unanswered.  Asked forgiveness more often than permission. Pushed back. Interrupted the interrupters. Demanded answers. Allowed others to live their own lives with the freedom I enjoyed my own.

And somewhere along the way, I got fabulous. ( Just saying it makes me smile.)

If you follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while,
waiting for you,
and the life that you ought to be living
is the one you are living.

When you can see that,
you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss,
and they open doors to you.

I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.
~ Joseph Campbell

When did you get fabulous?

Don’t sit there and say fabulous has passed you by. Don’t you dare point to the piles of laundry and the dishes in the sink and the messy desk and say that your fabulous-ness has expired. Lies!  All lies!

You are amazing, astonishing, almost impossible to believe.  That’s what you are.  Oh, yeah! You’ve got fabulous written all over you.

You got fabulous the day you decided to believe in yourself.

“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.”
~ Marianne Williamson

Whatever you are, be a fabulous one!

Deanna

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