My life has reached a big turning point as one of my biggest dreams is becoming reality! When I started blogging 4 years ago (under a different name, cupcakeandpearls, some may still remember) I did not have a clear vision about my end goal. I just wanted to inspire women with similar body shapes that they be fashionable too and most importantly: they can be confident as well! After a few months it became clear that my main mission will be giving back the long lost self-confidence to women and show them how to switch focus from the outside to the inside which has all true values. As the months went by I got more and more positive feedback and not only from fellow curvy ladies but from women with various shapes and sizes so my range got wider and I started to speak not only to plus size women but to every woman who is fighting her self-acceptance war, whether it is about vitiligo or pregnancy stripes. Those fights must be fought by you but I am here to give a helping hand if you feel tired or if you are about to give it up. My articles have been very personal since the beginning, I open up my life in front of you and with that my goal is to encourage you for the same, open up and see I am just a girl like you who is not afraid to step up and represent your rights and say it loud: every woman deserves respect which must start with giving that respect for themselves. I was not afraid to go against the very profitable businesses which all have one goal in common: make you feel worthless. After 2 years I listened to my heart and literally put my whole life on this cause, I wake up and go to bed with the same idea and goal and I work more than 8 hours daily to achieve them. I feel it so sure that this is my true calling and even if I get scared of my big dreams, I am not afraid to work for them.
Looking back on the past 4 years I gained so much appreciation, fantastic achievements and heart warming emails from you which all proved that my decision was right and I did the right thing to step out of the “certain” to the uncertain. First it seemed that my message was heard more clear abroad as I did my very first motivational self-condifence speech in English (which is not my mothertongue) in London at the biggest European plus size event. But thank to my persistency and the finding the right people on the way many doors started to open in front of me. I was (and still) happy to be a regular guest at Hungary’s biggest commercial TV’s morning show (RTL Klub) just as happy to contribute my articles to Glamour magazine or Nők Lapja Cafe regularly. Because we must speak about the healthy body image! Our voice must be heard – plural because I may be the face and voice but you, my community is right next to me and I fight for you to be brave enough and step out from the shadow proudly of your true values or wearing swimdress without any second thoughts.
My life brought many big changes lately both abroad and back in my homeland, Hungary and many of those I still must keep a secret however one of my biggest dreams is not a secret anymore: I am writing my first book! I always had these stories in my head and felt the need to find a way of sharing them even wider so 6 months ago I was excited to get an email from Hungary’s biggest publisher, Libri who showed interest about my work and wanted to meet me. Since I live in Milan, our personal meetings happened every second month and as this was not the usual publishing story (when the writer already has a manuscript and contacting publishers), first they needed to see how I would imagine my book. Without exaggeration, in 30 mins I put together the whole appendix and list of topics as I had clear ideas what I want to say. And last week Tuesday they confirmed that my book definitely is going to be published as they fell in love with the idea. It became official and I could not say thank you enough times for your lovely comments under my announcement video (done in Hungarian but you can watch it HERE) The book will come next year as even though I have the stories, I want to do a thorough job, including interviews with experts and with you! Because YOU will be in this book as your story must be heard too! I will have questions about your story and each piece of help is highly appreciated. Soon we start and I would love you to be part of this wonderful project which will hopefully affect thousands of women’s lives to be a better and more positive one.
Tnank you for encouraging me, reading my posts and sharing them, listening to my message and supporting me, to be with me on this journey!
Let the adventure begin!