WHOA! It has already been a week… 7 days to be exactly when it ‘all’ started. It was on a ‘not so blue’ Monday when I invited friends and family to discover a new page, an even greater chapter, a complete new story… my Happy Nails 2- story.
Photo by Bram Laebens – Event pictures by Annelies Vanhove
Time flies when you’re having fun they say. I do agree cause almost one year ago I started this great adventure hand in hand with my publisher Lannoo Uitgeverij. They noticed my inner spark and believed in the story I was telling, not only ‘how to’ be creative with your nails but the complete DIY (life changing) package.
Basically it sounded like ‘You guys, WAKE UP (!) you should think about making a book about thé hype, the next cupcake trend – nail art! We have to do this now! I said.’ And thank God they had faith in me. Oh yes they did. Cause after 10 months, I‘m holding my second book close to my heart and telling myself this instant… damn. I’m blessed to feel and be happy.
Last year went beyond my imagination. Besides writing a book, or two – I had to rebuild my life from zero. Lost my job, a few (fake) friends, my relationship and home. All ingredients that push you to start all over again. And I did. I took the chance and gave myself the opportunity to grow…
“No matter where life takes me, you’ll find me with a smile. Presumed to be happy, always laughing like a child. I never thought life could be this sweet! It’s got me cheesing from cheek to cheek!”
For having family and friends. To be surrounded by goodhearted people who follow me wherever I go. Not always happy with the choices I make, more in a concerned way- but always patient and understanding. Honesty! Kind (= the new cool)! My friends are definitely the coolest on this planet. Besides living the dream and chasing my goals – these are the ones who deserve all the credits. And a little party too…
I used to think that things could make me happy. I believed that having new clothes, a jar of peanut butter, even a man – were those ‘things’ that could make me feel a better, even happier.
Boy was I wrong. True happiness for me stands for faith, trust and believe. Surrender to what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.
Trust ‘the timing of your life’ and believe that everything is going to be just fine if you work hard, stay positive, stay humble and never stop learning.
I hope besides great nail art designs, Happy Nails 2 will give you a positive message that lets you discover a whole new world. A happier world that is. To see the light with your heart, when all your eyes see is darkness. Add color to your life, and onto your nails…
Cause héy my (our) life may not be perfect, at least our nails are! (wink)
True happiness stands for each one of you.
Let’s nail this & share happiness together <3
For this happy occasion, Ghentstreets has the pleasure to give away 4 ‘Happy Nails 2’ books.
Share this post or that one thing that makes you truly happy on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the following hashtags #elfihappynails and #sharehappiness … and who knows you’ll getting a piece of my happiness send to your homes soon!
Competition ends Tuesday 23 of September 2014 at 20:00.