the violet

July 22, 2011
It seems ironic that the day after I write this post, my "Do Something That Scares You" article comes out with The Violet's summer issue.

I wrote to Camilla, asking her if she thought it'd still be a good idea to publish the article even though au pairing didn't work out. This is what she said,

"I'm so sorry to hear that it didn't work out - but you know I still think it's incredibly brave that you tried. I'm sure you learned something from it...and that's worth everything

I'm going to go ahead and keep the article in because it's a good story - and it's your story. You did something that scared you....

It's not about the end result - its about the effort. Right?"


Merriam Webster defines "adventure" like this: an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks.

I took the risk, I did something that scared me. And now I have a story to tell.

So, without further ado, I present you with the The Violet Summer 2011 issue. Lucky for me on French time, I've been able to go through the entire magazine already and I am in love. I'm honored to be part of such a positive, inspiring collection.

PS - Thank you for all of your kind words and support. Really, I feel so lucky.
PPS - I'm on page 69!


  1. congratulations :) it's beautiful. and i agree: it's about the effort

  2. Published! Did you know that you're awesome? I know I've said it before, but it's quite true.

  3. sending lovely wishes to you, sweet girl!

    thank you for participating
    and i'm proud of you!!!!

    (please ignore my grammar errors in my email to you haha!)

  4. Yay, congratulations! and I agree as well, it is about the effort!

  5. That whole issue was just beyond gorgeous, and I really enjoyed your article. You really are so brave!

  6. the entire issue was lovely. your article was beautiful, so beautiful! I'm glad you had the courage to experience something that scared you! you should be so proud of yourself!! <3 xoxo

  7. I just found your blog and I read your previous post, and I have to say, I think your honesty and your outlook is awesome :-)