When I’m asked what Styled Arrow is about, I often say, “It’s style and fashion combined with inspiration.” I love fashion, style, finding amazing deals and sharing products worth sharing. However, one of the main reasons I started Styled Arrow was to share some personal stories, while inspiring others through words, quotes and life lessons.
The “Styled” part is obviously the fashion aspect of my blog . . . while the “Arrow” part, was inspired by this little quote I found awhile back:
“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you in to something great. So, just focus and keep aiming.”
I just love that little piece of symbolic wisdom, and it never gets old hearing or reading it. I mean, it’s a powerful little group of words, wouldn’t you agree?
Anyway, back to the reason for this post. On the, every other weekends, I don’t have my kids, I unfortunately find myself spending majority of my time, thinking. I waste a lot of valuable time trying to make sense of people’s choices, people’s character, people’s, “moral compass” or lack-there-of, especially after hearing another, “story” of the woman who once referred to herself as, “my best friend”. Apparently, a girlfriend of mine overheard her being asked when she started dating her, “boyfriend”. Not only was her answer a complete lie, she obviously has yet to own, HER story. The true story. So, with that said, maybe that’s the karma in this whole nightmare. I can’t imagine going through life living a lie to not only herself and her family, but her children, as well. I wish I wasn’t part of her story. In fact, just as Shania Twain said in an interview about her best friend who had an affair with her husband at the time . . . I wish I never even met her.
I must say, there is a definite comfort in knowing that I am living a respectful and honest life. I can’t imagine living a heavy life filled with such deceit. It’s empowering knowing that I hold the real truth she has yet to find out. And, it’s comforting knowing that my children will always respect me, as not only their mother, but as a woman who chooses an honest life of friendship, love and loyalty.