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Writing and sharing the start of my autoblography yesterday was incredibly freeing. I intended to do it last Friday, and made enough distractions that i "ran out of time". Each day through the weekend, I went through the same process... and became aware of the fact that I was avoiding it and procrastinating. Plus, I was worried L&N would find the post, through facebook or something. I see Nikki sometimes and she's a really nice/genuine person now and I enjoy talking to her, but there's still an intimidation factor. Monday I got an encouraging email from a stranger who reads my blog (i think she'd prefer her story private) but basically she gave me the courage to share mine and get to it. I stayed up till 6 am till mine was done, and hit publish. Then I sat there waiting for a validating comment that made me feel safe sharing my story. They came quickly and they were so sincere. To my surprise, a lot of girls (now women) had gone through similar stories and it made me really glad I'd shared my own story. There's safety in numbers, knowing I wasn't alone really did something to the healing of my past, and from what I read, it was helping others too. Thank you so much to everyone who read it, shared, supported and sent love!

In Chapter Two, you'll see things start to get better. Until then, I encourage you to write out your own Chapter One. You can burn it after you write it or share it with a loved one you trust. It's not really about what you do with it after; more so, the process of writing it out, let's it out and you will probably feel some healing or celebration for your own Chapter One.

Thank you for your warm hearts,
Love Leigh-Ann

ps. I bought 3 more vintage dresses :) Wanna see?
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Too much blue but they were too pretty to pass up!
& Elsie just tweeted that she got me these ones... thanks Pilgrim!
New addictions kick in fast with me!

27 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that first dress is amazing!! Love love love.

    Thank you again for sharing your story. *hug*

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  2. i love i love i love!!!!! also, i have to find time to read the 1st chapter, but i am looking forward to reading all about it. for now, i'm so excited you're posting about clothes. weee...it's cuz i know you're a super stylin lady. :)

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  3. there is no such thing as too much blue.

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  4. dress number 2 totally looks like snow white. love a

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  5. this is really amazing that you are doing this. just today I was talking to a friend and she said something about getting a little more personal on my blog. I just might have to blog my story- we will see if I can be as brave as you. I love you LA!!!!

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  6. p.s I love your new dresses!

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  7. I'm so happy you feel better about sharing your past :) It was really inspirational confessing like that, so thanks for that :)

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  8. I've been feeling like I need to get back to being more personal on my blog too. I started out that way, and then got sidetracked. What keeps me reading other blogs is feeling a connection, and connection comes from sharing what's real. I'll be stepping out in that area again soon.

    I love the new dresses and would love to see a photo shoot of you wearing them!!! =) xoxo

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  9. Where are you getting these dresses?! They're fabulous! ESP that second one! I'm basically dying over it right now.

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  10. I was really touched by your story! Kids can be so cruel, can't they? I'm glad to hear that things are going to start getting better in your Chapter 2, and I look forward to reading it. <3

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  11. oh LA the 3rd dress is especially yummy - love the way it looks with the sash/belt :)

    has been grand to get to know ya & u are a beautiful shining star.....hope to catch up soon my sweets [still at home till end of weekend]

    trace the aussie
    xoxoxoxox

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  12. I love the first dress :) so beautiful

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  13. your story did inspire me to start thinking of my own...i might not be brave enough to put it out there like you did tho...thanks for sharing it. i think most of us can relate to some part of it. being a kid can be tough...i try to remember that everyday for my own daughters sake.

    ps- i am DYING over your vintage dresses!

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  14. The top blue stripey dress is to die for!! Yum.

    Talia

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  15. Thank you for sharing your tale with us. I agree that putting things into actual physical words can be the most satisfying (and scary) task. Keep going!

    ps-your dress collection is absolutely GORGEOUS :)

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  16. where do you find your great dresses? I am so in love with them, and 75% of my dresses are blue- it's such a great color.

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  17. more pretty dresses, I'm jealous (in the good way)! Chapter 1 was heart wrenching, honest, raw. I can't help but feel like that still goes on today in so many forms and for some reason today more girls are pressing down on that knife. You have a powerful story and opportunity to help so very many. I love you.

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  18. It takes a lot of courage to share your story and I'm glad you are. You're an amazing woman<3 And how cute are those dresses, gosh?!

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  19. what cute dresses! kyla roma's entry today brought me over here. :)

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  20. i love all the dresses! I love finding pretty vintage dresses...I havent been able to shop lately since i moved into a smaller place and have NO room with all the clothes i have now :( time to get rid of some so i can get some new ones!

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  21. Dude! Which shop did you nab that first dress, from? It's so fab!! :) I'm hoping they have some other lovely finds, too! he he. And super-kudos for the first chapter, hun. :) Aaah.

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  22. My question is, how will chapter one impact the way you raise/teach your children when you're a mom?
    Thanks for sharing your story.

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  23. hi la! thought i would help with your dress hunt!
    it's another blue one, but it totally made me think of you! and it's 60s! :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44820010/60s-blue-and-white-buttoned-dress-lxl

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  24. Gorgeous dresses! I can't wait for my vintage dress collection to grow.

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