What Sweet Surrender Means

I get this question alot, "What is Sweet Surrender? What does it mean?"  This simple phrase means more to me than what it would seem. There are many reasons why I have used this for my blog, and for my business. It represents the past 10 years of my life, the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between.

The past 4 years, I went through the most TOUGHEST part of my life. In this journey, I learned some major life lessons.  I was on a destructive path years ago and I lost who I was and made some real bad decisions that led me to some dark places. I wanted to give up on life, I wanted to just be sad and depressed. I blamed everyone but myself for my actions. What got me through those times was my faith and strength in myself that I could get through it. It took alot of work and alot of self discovery to open my eyes and see the wrong I was living.

It wasnt until I Surrendered my pride and my heart and my soul into fully understanding the path I was living on. For things to change in your life, you have to do things you have never done before.

That was the main reason for Sweet Surrender, the second reason for it, is that I have always been an artist since I was a child, but when I got married the first time and swept up in the life of the US Army, I put aside my passions for drawing and sewing.  When things went bad with my first marriage and I got out of the army, I wanted to get back into it. Other things happened after and soon was divorced. It wasnt until I single again and back on my feet and actually knew who I was in the world, I got back into my art and my craft. In a way, I feel as if I SURRENDERED to my inner artist to do what actually makes me happy. Now that I am at school, doing what I love and drawing and creating more works of art, I feel so much more complete and more confident in my life and the direction I am moving.

The last reason, but certainly not least, Sweet Surrender came to me through music. In Aerosmith's song for Armeggedeon, there is a lyric that says "I could stay awake in this SWEET SURRENDER...."
This struck a chord in me and reminds me of love and all the relationships I have been through on my journey to find my sould mate, my one true love and I know that may sound cheesy, but I really feel deep in my heart that I have found that person, my husband now and forever, Jermie.

 So, I know this post got a lil on the DEEP side, but I wanted you to know a different side of me, a deeper understanding of it because this is just not a blog for me. It is so much more. So, I leave you with this video , the song that inspires me and holds the chapter I am closing. On my birthday, on September 1st, I am celebrating my 28th birthday and I am getting "SWEET SURRENDER" tattooed on my chest to symbolize what I have been through and the new chapter I am opening.

Thank you for reading and understanding and I hope you enjoyed this post.

My quote if the day is this video:

Sweet Surrender Art. Beauty. Fashion.