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T-shirt Tuesday! Erin Collins

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I met Erin at a vision board workshop with The Zen Bird.   We hit it off when she found out I was a makeup artist and wanted to update her makeup bag. I was honored she felt comfortable with me to take her through the process of finding the perfect makeup.  When I did Erin’s makeup and lesson, we found out we felt the same way about a lot of life’s trials and tribulations.  It reinforced the fact that even when we feel alone in our thoughts, there is undoubtedly someone else who can relate.  Trust the process and the people you need to attract in your life will find their way.

A little about Erin:

Why is this your favorite t-shirt?:  Well, we discussed wearing my favorite t-shirt, but I am a girl who loves a dress so Stephanie let me do it my way.  Wearing a dress is new for me.  There was a time in my life I may have even considered it an insult to be so fem.  When I was younger I wasn’t much for acting feminine.  I was more tomboyish as a way to be tough, as a way to be strong.  There is something to be said for the things in this world we choose to associate with weakness.  But things are different now, and I love being a strong, beautiful woman in a dress.  I realize now that being feminine is very much about strength and courage!  I am thankful to be living that life now, and to be surrounded by amazing women who feel the same way.

Tell me a little about yourself:  I am 32 yrs old, and I have finally embraced who I am.  I am lucky to have friends and family who love me, who support my purpose.  I am lucky to know my purpose.  I am also a person who knows what it is to have experienced darkness and pain, to the extent I thought this world would be better without me in it.  I can tell you those moments were not the end for me.  They were just the beginning.   I have the pleasure of working with kids, regularly hiking and doing yoga, and witnessing a sunset on a regular basis.  I have been lucky to both create and just feel simply blessed with a life I love.  My favorite lesson is to NEVER FEEL STUCK.  Change has often been my ticket to hope.  Thank you Stephanie for reminding me I am strong, I am beautiful!

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