Fabulous means being the absolute best version of yourself. It means tapping into yourself and understanding exactly who you are and them adding a bit of oomph!
When I started my blog I chose the name and the meaning because I was striving to overcome quite a few things that had landed in my way. I was rebuilding my life after a marriage breakdown, dealing with depression, kick starting a career at fifty and dealing with a couple of auto-immune diseases that meant that pain was a constant companion.
Be Fabulous. I said this to myself on a daily basis. I was tapping into the idea that if you act the act and talk the talk it will become reality. Every morning I get up, I do my hair (which was a challenge when it started to fall out), and do my make-up. I learnt new make-up tricks and started treating myself to new products.
My wardrobe became my friend as I started to put together outfits that made me feel fabulous. I have some great favourites like a cobalt blue chiffon jacket that makes me feel good on a bad day.
For me this seemingly superficial attention to detail was a great trigger to feeling better. By taking care of myself on this level I started to pay more attention to the next level down and took time to give my skin nourishment and to start putting a walking plan into place.
Slowly the sense of fabulousness filtered through to a deeper level where I take time to nourish my mind and body on a daily basis. I make sure I have time each day to simply be. To sit and think.
I have a huge amount of work to do in my life – not least of which is my tidying and decluttering journey which is my current voyage.
A tribe of Fabulous Women
A huge joy for me this past year has been starting a group on Facebook of Fabulous Women. Here I have met so many wonderful ladies who all define fabulous in a different way.
The constant is that we as fabulous women lift each other up and celebrate our uniqueness in a positive way. Fabulous women are kind, they are caring and they are fierce when needed. These are women who are determined that life circumstances will not get them down, and that when they rise, they will hold out their hands to the other women in their circle and lift them up.
What does Fabulous mean to you?
For each of us feeling fabulous means something different. We are not all into hair and make-up, and we are not all into hiking. This is what makes it such fun – we are all unique.
My wish is that we can all take a minute a day and tap into what makes us feel fabulous. And if you, like me need to act it and talk it until it is a reality – then that is ok too.
I would love to hear how you define fabulous. Please feel free to contact me and let me know.
If you would like to join the group on Facebook you are very welcome! We are now over 1500 Fabulous Women!
Thank you for reading