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
Congrats on feeling happy!! That's such a beautiful thing!
Hi there-so pleased to hear you are feeling very content and happy-good for you my dear!! Have a splendid weekend!! xxx
Wow a year has gone by so quickly, and see how you have blossomed! Well done Bella, and keep up the great writing.
We are so happy to have you here, defining Seattle style :)
We flip-flopped - I am a Seattle native and have been a California resident for over 20 years.
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
A year already??? ahhhhhhhhhhhhh time flies...
I am happy to see you happy.
Much love always.
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
I'm ready to bloom right with you! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com
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,
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.
You're a rare flower Bella, glad it's all going well for you x
One year is a big milestone - glad to hear Seattle is working out for you. Sounds like your mojo is definitely blooming!
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.
It's been a year already????? I can't believe it. And I am SO happy to see those boots again:) xoxoxoxoxox
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!
Bella, I am glad that you are finding yourself so happy!!! Keep blooming!!
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! ;-)
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!
Congratulations Bella...just keep blooming on!
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!
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!
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.
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!
(p/s you're right, my t-shirt is printed on a San Francisco and Californian theme, you have a good eye!
besos & flores
That is such happy news that you're feeling so happy and settled, yay! Here's to many more years of that!
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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