Friday, March 1, 2013

Bloomtown



One year ago this month, I took the big plunge and uprooted from my native soil of California and planted myself here in Seattle. What a marvelous course of events has brought me to this moment, where I can look forward and say: I want to do this. I AM DOING THIS! I won't say there hasn't been struggles or hardships, but it's been a mighty pay off: feeling truly happy. I'm truly "blooming madly," and am gearing up for a big boom of growth and industry.

It's a Bloomtown.


Let's flourish together. 

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Blooming Madly with You, Honeybee

All sorts of things are about to blossom and I can not wait to share them with you!  -Bella Q


27 comments:

Little-Hat said...

Congrats on feeling happy!! That's such a beautiful thing!

xoxox
theefface.blogspot.com

MyStyle said...

Hi there-so pleased to hear you are feeling very content and happy-good for you my dear!! Have a splendid weekend!! xxx

Penny-Rose said...

Wow a year has gone by so quickly, and see how you have blossomed! Well done Bella, and keep up the great writing.

Catie Beatty said...

We are so happy to have you here, defining Seattle style :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

We flip-flopped - I am a Seattle native and have been a California resident for over 20 years.

grunge-queen said...

Good for you, Bella. Taking the plunge and moving to a new place takes big guts. I did it years ago when I moved to Toronto (and more recently moving to two countries after I married!), and boy, was it tough, but, like you, I blossomed. Congrats. Xo

Sacramento Amate said...

A year already??? ahhhhhhhhhhhhh time flies...
I am happy to see you happy.
Much love always.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Kristy said...

I'm so glad you are blossoming after your big move. I'm about to do the same myself. From my hometown in Alabama down to Florida. I hope my move goes as good as yours did ! xoxo

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I'm ready to bloom right with you! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Reva said...

oh my gosh, bella! how cool is that image! you've got me all excited and creative. may i plagiarize your idea a bit ;)
too friggin cool!!!!!!
you rock the Casbah!
hugs and more hugs,
Reva

Jacquelineand.... said...

Congratulations to you; this has been...and continues to be....such a positive resource for those of us who just aren't ready or willing to join the blue-haired house dress parade.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

You're a rare flower Bella, glad it's all going well for you x

Val Sparkle said...

One year is a big milestone - glad to hear Seattle is working out for you. Sounds like your mojo is definitely blooming!

Patti said...

You're a gorgeous plant that's blooming madly, Bella. It's wonderful to be a part of your adventures, if only from afar. Hugs to you.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

It's been a year already????? I can't believe it. And I am SO happy to see those boots again:) xoxoxoxoxox

Krista Gassib said...

Don't you love it when you find yourself swimming with the current and not against it? I'm really glad this has turned out so well, you are right where you should be, in love!
Xxoo

Lynn Dylan said...

Bella, I am glad that you are finding yourself so happy!!! Keep blooming!!

xoxo
Lynn

spashionistareport said...

Congratulations, Bella! I'm so glad you're "blooming" reaches all the way over here to Nashville! This year will be my 20th in Music City. Seattle is gorgeous - moreso now that you're there! ;-)

Spashionista (Alicia)

Ofelia said...

I'm so glad that you follow your heart and moved to a city that you are able to prosper and more important that you feel happy.
No change comes without struggles but the fact that at this moment you are happy, well it makes all the struggles and difficulties worth it!
Besos,

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Congratulations Bella...just keep blooming on!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Where has the past year gone? You have been blooming madly in your new garden and I love the image you've created for this post!

Melanie said...

One year - I remember how moved I was watching your airport video...hoping, hoping. And voila! You have certainly landed on your feet. So glad you're happy. So glad to be part of your fantastic garden!

Lissy said...

Glad you are enjoying your new life in Seattle. I uprooted myself from Florida to move to Boston 17 years ago and I've never looked back. Well almost never looked back other than when I'm cursing Boston's winter weather.

seƱora Allnut said...

so glad you're enjoying your new life and every delightful thing that destiny is going to give you!! and love that you're sharing it with us, because you're so talented!
besos
(p/s you're right, my t-shirt is printed on a San Francisco and Californian theme, you have a good eye!
besos & flores

Emalina said...

That is such happy news that you're feeling so happy and settled, yay! Here's to many more years of that!

Closet Coach said...

Happy blooming!

Raquel G Hettrick said...

Seattle must be a sweet blooming city now that you are there. Sacramento CA loss was Seattle finest gain. Go CirizenRosebud, Go!

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