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Cannot even begin to tell you how huge this moment was for me. Better than I can ever have imagined.


Katie Pertiet:
Chalkboard Wings Subtle Solids Paper Pack
Graduation Day Paper Pack
Basic Grids Paper Pack No. 01
Chalkboard Photo Masks No. 01 Brushes and Stamps
Photo Corners: Colors No. 01
Deelen Sentiment Stickers


Fonts: Christmas Beauty Script and Pea Carol Regular


Journalling:
I HAD BEEN DOING MICHELLE BRIDGES 12 WEEK BODY TRANSFORMATION FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, IT HAD BECOME PART OF MY LIFE, I HAD LOST 30KG AND EVERYTHING - I MEAN EVERYTHING - HAD CHANGED. I OWED HER SO MUCH. BUT I COULDN'T HELP BUT FEEL A LITTLE ENVIOUS OF THE OTHER 12WBT'ERS WHO POSTED PHOTOGRAPHS WHERE THEY HAD MET HER AT VARIOUS EVENTS, OR WORK OUTS, OR FINALES. I HAD BEEN CLOSE TO HER AT THOSE FUNCTIONS, BUT NEVER CLOSE ENOUGH OR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A PHOTOGRAPH TOGETHER.


SO I HAD HEARD SHE WOULD BE AT WESTFIELD GEELONG TO DO A PUBLIC WORK OUT AND SIGN COPIES OF HER NEW BOOK. I JUST HAD TO GO. I TOOK THE DAY OFF WORK (DUE TO A VERY UNDERSTANDING BOSS!!) AND DROVE THE TWO HOURS THERE. SHE CAME OUT ON STAGE, EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL AND EFFERVESCENT THAN EVER. I HAD A FRONT ROW TO WATCH HER WORK OUT AND HEAR HER SPEAK AND THEN CAME TIME FOR THE BOOK SIGNING. AS I GOT CLOSER IN THE LINE I COULD FEEL MY HEART POUND. WHAT COULD I SAY TO CONVEY TO HER HOW MUCH SHE HAD CHANGED ME. HER PROGRAM HELPED TURN MY LIFE AROUND, LOSING WEIGHT, GAINING HEALTH, BECOMING HAPPIER THAN I HAVE EVER BEEN, INTRODUCING ME TO MY NOW GREAT LOVE OF RUNNING, TOGETHER WITH SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING 12WBT FRIENDS I HAVE MET ALONG THE WAY, NOT TO MENTION THE POSITIVE FLOW ON EFFECT AT HOME.


MY TURN. I WENT TO WALK UP AND STOPPED, SHAKING MY HEAD, AND SHE ASKED ME WHAT WAS WRONG. I WAS SO OVERCOME, SO COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED BY THE MOMENT, I SAID "I THINK I'M GOING TO CRY" AND PROMPTLY BURST INTO TEARS. SHE SAID "OH COME HERE" AND HUGGED ME TIGHT AND TOLD ME NOT TO CRY OTHERWISE I'D HAVE HER CRYING TOO AND HER MASCARA WOULD RUN. SHE WAS SO GRACIOUS AS I WAS BUMBLING OVER MY WORDS. SHE KNEW WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY. SHE HAD SEEN THAT GRATEFUL LOOK IN THE EYES OF SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE MET HER OVER THE YEARS. SHE TOLD ME TO DRY MY TEARS, SHE SIGNED MY BOOK, AND TOLD ME TO TRAIN HARD AND TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. WHEN I MENTIONED HOW THIS WAS A LONG AWAITED MOMENT TO GET A PHOTO WITH HER, SHE SAID "WELL WE FINALLY GOT OUR PHOTO TAKEN TODAY GIRLFRIEND!"