A Lil’ Inspiration #16 Meg

A Couple Quick Thoughts

Quote & image description are in the body of the post.
Megan Taylor | blindmama.com.au

Happy Friday Everyone!! Once again I had every intention of publishing this post earlier in the day and once again I got to spend the day with my son and grandson—YAY!

All was not lost though because while it’s been some time since I’ve last talked fashion I wanted to share a fun quote with you on this very topic. Also, and this is really pathetic, the reason clothing hasn’t been at the top of my list this spring is because I’ve bought nothing new.

I had a few wardrobe enhancement ideas but when you’re living on a fixed income you have to choose wisely where your money is spent, however one of our stops today was at H&M where I found a navy & white striped tee and an off the shoulder top. These just happened to be two items I knew I wanted back in January. I’ve also been looking for a denim skirt or dress and a top with the shoulders cut out. Since my resources are limited I have a couple of things from last year that I’ve never worn so once I get them altered they will be part of my summer repertoire and photos will be forthcoming.

The other thing on my mind has been you! I stress over budgeting my time wisely and as my blog has grown in popularity so has my list of blogger buddies. Relationships are very important to me and not something I take lightly so I’m saying this to let you know that I will do my very best to visit your sites during the weekends. Thank you so much for visiting Bold Blind Beauty and engaging with me and I need you to know that I appreciate you!!

Today’s quote comes from my friend Meg Taylor who hails from Down Under:

Just as I am a mama, a sissy, a business owner, a wife, or whatever, being blind is only one brilliantly fascinating aspect of my being.” Megan Taylor | blindmama.com.au #atotalbeing #formerolympian #fashionista #funny #blind

Image: Text is centered in a 4-panel collage (top left running shoes & water bottle, top right husband & wife holding hands carrying baby shoes, bottom right laptop, bottom left hands cutting up fruit.

Have a very nice weekend!! ~Steph

To connect with Megan here are links to her social media networks:

 

Author: Steph McCoy

Hi I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “It’s about walking boldly with confidence, transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive blindness”

34 thoughts on “A Lil’ Inspiration #16 Meg”

  1. I wouldn’t worry Steph, I’m sure everyone understands. I to get so busy and have a terrible time getting back to my friends and their blogs in a timely fashion. But hey, we always do our best. Glad you had the quality time with the kids this weekend, that’s the best. :O)

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  2. As new blogger buddies, Sue & I appreciate you! We understand that it’s sometimes hard maintain our own sites and keep up with others but we know you do the best with the time that you have. That’s what we’re trying to do, too.

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    1. And Linda, I appreciate you and Sue especially since we’ve hail from Pittsburgh. I particularly like the information you post to Facebook because as you and Sue state, the numbers of people affected by Mac Gen is going to increase greatly over the next few years and folks need to know what to look for and how to better care for their eyesight. You both do great work!

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    1. Thank you. The blogging community is so supportive. I remember when I first began I was scared to death and would almost have full blown panic attacks when I hit the “publish” button but when I got over the fear of sharing my thoughts on other’s blogs that was when things began to turn around. Every now and then I still have a little anxiety when I publish a post but I can say that it’s nowhere near as bad as it was initially. Plus I really enjoy interacting with other bloggers.

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      1. I know, I was blown away by the creativity within the blogger realm. I wasn’t sure what to totally expect but this was a welcome surprise that I hadn’t considered prior to beginning and I think the main reason is I was so focused on getting everything set-up correctly I had to take it all step by step. Going in I knew it was going to be time-consuming and the research, writing, editing, photography (used lightly here), etc. at times has been overwhelming. Add in the social media aspects and it’s a recipe for burnout.

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      2. Amen to that. Being true to ourselves is the only way our unique voice can be heard. I keep reminding myself of the “you can please some of the people…” realizing that not everyone is going to like me or agree with my viewpoints but as you say it is easier said than done.

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  3. I love that quote! I can see, but when I learned that I would be walking with a cane the rest of my life I decided I was going to do it in style. I have four fashionable canes to match my wardrobe and mood.

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    1. Isn’t it great Lydia? It spoke to me because I like being different and one of the first things I had problems with when using my white cane is it is unremarkable in its native state. There is a debate going on as to whether the general public will understand “white canes” in different colors or even patterns like Meg has created. Like you mentioned here having mobility devices designed to match your wardrobe and mood these enhance our confidence and even acceptance of our situations requiring use of these items.

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  4. Hi Steph, have you ever shopped at Salvation Army/Goodwill? They have amazing clothes at even more amazing prices. We are all in the same boat when it comes to trying to visit everyone’s blog…as you told me….don’t stress, come by when you can. But I totally get where you are coming from, as I am so appreciative of everyone who stops by and visits me and I want to get to everyone but working full time, and doing my daily post doesn’t leave enough time to visit as many as I would like! I do alot of my visiting on the weekends too….don’t stress we know how you feel…we feel the same! Wishing you a delightful weekend!! xo

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    1. Hi Deb, yes I have shopped at one of our local Goodwills and have found some fabulous deals. There is a consignment boutique near me that I have been to in a while but me and a couple of friends were just talking about it so I hope to get there soon.

      I had to chuckle on the stressing thing because I remember telling you not to stress and while I can be okay for a time, as time goes on I feel pressured to do more. Kudos to you for doing it while holding down a full time job, I think that’d push me right over the edge.

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      1. Ah see that’s the Universe speaking regarding the consignment store. A friend of mine was in a Goodwill store in NYC and she said they had designer clothes with the tags still on with prices in the hundreds, selling for $15, $20 she said it was unbelievable!! Thank you, lol I must confess I’ve peeked over that edge on more than one occasion. 😉. xo

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      1. I hear you Pat. I’ve been learning that when life is beating me up or getting me down to allow myself to take advantage of the feelings I’m having at that particular moment. It goes without saying that I do the same during good times and I enjoy them so much more but am appreciative of all my moments even though it’s more challenging during the rough times. As you say God is good!! Have a very nice weekend Pat!

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