Grateful...

Monday, May 6, 2013

 
As I reflect on the past two months, I can't help but feel gratitude towards all that has been given to me.  For over a year, it has been my dream to become a finalist in Allure's Beauty Blogger of the Year Awards... and, just like that... my dream came to fruition.  With all the madness of putting together all the challenges and promoting the competition, I feel as though I haven't had a chance to fully grasp what this truly means.  My blog was selected out of thousands of applicants... that still boggles my mind.  The past few weeks, I've been a nervous wreck worrying about elimination, ranking and such!  Oddly enough, this week, I felt this incredible calm about the whole thing.  I can honestly say that I'm so proud of last week's challenge that I'm truly at peace with this elimination.  You see, there is NOTHING I would have changed... and that gives me great comfort.  Really, I've been rocking that last place spot like it was in style, haha, but I was just happy that I was still in!  Looking on the bright side.... and there's always a bright side, this week ironically, I didn't rank last! However, since there were two eliminations, that meant farewell for me!  My only regret is that you won't get to see my last two challenges!  I poured my heart and soul into them and would have loved more then anything for you to see them.  But life is such... with every door that closes... another one opens right?

So now, as I prepare for the next chapter of FMM... I'm filled with excitement for what's to come.  My blog is my canvas... and I can paint it anyway I like!  It's my masterpiece... and I can't wait for the opportunities ahead!  Perhaps someday, I'll partner with some of my favorite beauty brands... maybe even as a beauty ambassador for someone who'll find that my blog is the perfect fit for them!  Who knows!  All those things are uncertain... but one thing that is absolutely certain is that my heart has never steered me wrong.  Today, I begin the next chapter of FMM.... and get ready, 'cause the best is yet to come! 

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your support and love over the past few weeks.  You have no idea how full my heart is today.  I love and appreciate each and everyone of my beautiful readers!  It is your constant love and devotion that has made FMM a success!  XOXO Carla - FMM

16 comments:

  1. You have achieved so so much and I am proud of you! You deserve so much success. <3
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you SO much Shannon, you have been an incredible cheerleader! xo

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  2. You so deserved it. Congrats again.

    Xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Sam for your constant support! xo

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  3. What a beautiful attitude :) You are a beautiful lady

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  4. I feel exactly the same way. Regardless of how far we went or did not go, this about the coolest thing to happen!! I think this will bring our blogs a lot of wonderful opportunities!

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    1. Yes! Cheers to wonderful new opportunities!! Honored to share this amazing platform with you Arielle! xo

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  5. Congrats on your recent achievements! You should be so proud of yourself :))

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    1. Aw thank you so much Marie! xo

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  6. I just adore you and your blog~ I can tell how much passion you put into it and I'm so honored to have been in the competition with you! I am now a loyal follower:) Love Cara

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    1. Aw Cara, you are so sweet! Congratulations to YOU on this major accomplishment! The honor was all mine! I LOVE your blog and can't wait to follow you on this amazing journey ahead! xoxo

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