Hey Girl, Hey… Happy October!
A few months back as I was strategizing with our growing TCF Team, they suggested that I start kicking the month off with a fun love letter of sorts to you, the TCF reader. Kind of like an Editor’s Letter, but with a Marie Twist. At first, I was nervous and a little afraid, but as I thought about it, I thought this would be a fun way to share a little bit about myself, help you know what is to come for the month, our themes, features, and thoughts!
So for October, we do have an overarching theme: Self-Care
Now, while we have a variety if smaller themes mixed in with October- Halloween, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Fall Fashion must haves, I wanted to let you know that we have adopted this theme for the month of October.
Right before the holidays and on the heels of Fashion month (also, nationally self-care is recognized in September) self-care is something that is an active and needed focus for me. Something that I have been actively working on to help me live my best life.
And as we embark on the next chapter of The Curvy Fashionista with growth, scale, and next level goals, this process will push, challenge, and scare me. So, taking a moment to center myself, do the necessary steps (outside of nail, spa, and dinner dates), and to pour back into myself is going to be important.
So throughout this month, with the help of Alex and a few other contributors, we will be bringing a few tried and true tips, personal perspectives, and conversations that we as plus size women and men need to have more of, on this personal journey we are all on!
If you are new here and are wondering why this theme, well, I am glad you asked.
Two years ago, I realized that I was dealing with high-functioning depression and I fell theeeee fuck apart. After having the courage to have some raw conversations with those near and dear to me, I started therapy. Ohhh it was good and hard and nasty and revealing…
In this journey, I realized that how I see myself, the value I did or did not assign myself, and how I live day to day, affected my day to day self-care and it affected the health of the brand.
So, I started putting in the work.
I started sharing. I started digging deep. I applied the tools I learned.
Another thing I realized?
YOU. ARE. NOT. ALONE.
This? Helped me reach out for help. Helped me build new tribes. Helped me to realize and really see myself in ways I never allowed myself the space for.
So, as I happen upon my three years of active self-care, I invite you to share, submit, and to read along this month, all while we share Halloween content, fall fashion must haves, and everything in between as it pertains to the plus size woman!
Want to submit your story? Your journey with self-care?
We would love to have you! Email us!
Have a topic that you would love to see shared this month? Do not hesitate to drop a picture, comment, or email! We are here for you!