This weekend I have bought something for myself and with a lot of final feelings. I will explain of course…

I have had a rush of what freedom feels like once again, a few weeks ago it overcame me. In fact I was in shock for a while, I didn’t know whether to cry or whether to smile; so I nervously laughed whilst I figured out my own emotions.

When you invest all your time into fighting for what you believe in and it finally gets actioned … it’s almost seeing what the end looks like. The end could be anything for anyone, it could be the end of fighting and illness, the end of a family feud, the end of a financial strain, I’m sure you understand what I am trying point out here.

When you come to the end, you wonder what are you going to do with all that time you spent investing on fighting for the end? And that’s what happened to me and in an unexpected way.

After a day of it sinking in, I realised all I had to do was smile. That what I was feeling was in fact that sense of freedom I have yearned for and I don’t need to be afraid of it. It’s something we all deserve and should have. I understand what freedom is about and I know others are with me – check out this blog post on what does freedom mean to you?

So… to make this feel official I had to add to my pandora charm bracelet. I had to mark it with another charm because each one of my charms has a story behind why it has a place on my wrist.

Side one has the word Free engraved.

Side two has this inscription ‘Sometimes you’ve gotta fall before you fly‘

I am sure you can see why I bought this charm to add to my collection.

Let me know if you have a bracelet with charms that mean something to you.

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14 Comments

  1. Bernadette Troth

    Wow – what an amazing idea – love it!

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Thank you, so glad you do. X

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  2. Leanne Marshall

    Beautiful way to mark a momentous moment in your journey x

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Thank you Leanne. X

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  3. June

    I have a bracelet and a necklace both with inscriptions. The necklace’s charm say: “Dream a little dream” and the bracelet’s charm has engraved: “She believed she could so she did.” I got both from a very dear friend of mine… And yes, of course, behind both this gifts and charms there is a story… x

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      I love that. Thank you for sharing with me. X

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  4. Anna

    I remember buying myself a piece of jewellery after my marriage ended – it was a mark of my independence and my future like you say. I remember life felt so full of possibility and it was all encapsulated in that simple item (it hadn’t been a bad relationship but I was too young to be settled down so soon). It was the best thing I ever did 🙂

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      I am so glad to hear that. I do think you need to mark those moments as it gives you a sense of closure and opening of a new chapter. Xx

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  5. Viola Bleu

    It sounds beautiful and you deserve it so much!!

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Thank you so much. You have made me smile x

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  6. Zuzana

    Beautiful and lovely idea! Well deserved!

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Thank you 🙂 x

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  7. Kate Kenzie

    I bought a jet necklace from Whitby when I lost my job to remind me I could still do other things.
    Jewellery with meaning is important x

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Certainly is. It’s nice to hear you have done something when you lost your job. I am assuming it helped. X

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