April 15, 2013

From Me, To Me.

Hi my beautiful. These past few days I've been a bit "under the weather" to say the least. No matter how ill I might be, I never stop being "me", I still get up and try to pull myself together - brush my hair, apply some makeup and do something which will make me feel good - it makes the healing process more bearable :)

In life, we all go through issues with our friends and our significant others - it's inevitable. We all have relationship issues we wish we didn't. But even during the toughest times, I always remind myself that I am the most important person in my life, and even though I compromise and sacrifice for people I love, I never want to forget myself. My mom and grandmother always taught me to be independent. Every girl loves to be treated nicely (and deserves to if they're a good person), I love romance and flowers and little thoughtful gifts as much as the next. But something which came to my attention recently is, if you want those flowers and if you feel like those flowers will make you feel better, go buy yourself some flowers - don't wait around for someone else to bring you happiness. If you want that beautiful car or those new shoes, work hard and earn money to buy it for yourself. Taking care and providing for yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do in life, especially as a woman.

Life is absolutely beautiful - focus your time and thoughts on those people who show you that (and forget the rest). Remember that people will come in and out of your life, but the only person who will always be there, is you. Celebrate yourself every single day. Today was just one of those days. The roses look gorgeous, and they're from me to me I hope this will help anyone who's dealing with or has dealt with something similar in the past. I'm going to be bedridden for the next couple of days but will be back soon with some new content. Love you guys! XOXO

106 comments:

  1. You are amazing love you!

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  2. Such a beautiful flowers!

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  3. The flowers are beautiful Annie, you deserve them!

    I hope you're ok and I'm glad you're looking after yourself, I hope you start feeling like yourself again soon.

    Zoe xx

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  4. I hope you will feel better soon Annie! Oh and I buy myself flowers all the time :) It really does make you feel better and taken care of :)

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  5. Amazing post!!!Love you Annie!!!

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  6. Beautiful post Annie. And flowers! They look amazing! I emailed you a couple of days ago because i noticed you havent been posting anything but i'm so happy that even through tough times you always find yourself in the end. Its funny i was thinking about that similar idea today too! About if you want something go and get it. I fought through dark times and I'm stronger and happier than ever. We should all shine brightly even on the darkest nights. I love you so much. You are truly amazing!
    <333 Sarah

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  7. Great post Annie. Love your optimistic attitude. These are gorgeous flowers =)

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  8. This post is so powerful. Thanks Annie for these invaluable words, it surely does feel nice to do something for yourself and treat yourself right :) Being independent as a woman is one of the best feelings - going after what YOU want in life and not letting anyone or anything stop you from achieving your goals. Hope you feel better soon!! Big hugs xx

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  9. Beautiful reminder,
    Hope you feel better soon .x.

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  10. Beautifully said. I'm going to go buy myself some flowers today, because I deserve it! :)

    Love you and your blog. xx

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  11. They're as beautiful as you are,
    and of course a great post. Get better soon ♡
    xx

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  12. You are absolutely AMAZING!!!! Love love love your blog, inspiration and positive energy<3

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  13. Wonderful flowers! Looks sooooo much like spring!
    xxx

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  14. No sabia que tantas personas se pudieran sentir como yo en este momento y te agradezco infinitamente por recordarme que realmente que lo más importa en la vida es cuidarse uno mismo y no poner a los demás en primer lugar, gracias por hacerme sentir que yo tambien merezco ser importante, espero que te sientas mejor y seguir siendo una fuente de inspiración tan grande como lo eres ahora.

    Love Yelipsa Hernández

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  15. I hope you feel better soon Annie!

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  16. I love your philosophy on life. So inspirational and independent. You are the only person who can truly know what you want in life so I love this post. Thank you for being you!
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  17. It's nice to hear from you again Annie.. hv been missing u ;-)
    love your topic, it is absolutely true in real life, dun rely on ppl to give u happiness esp gals tend to be feeling insecure easily and always try to get attention from others, esp guys..
    Stay firm gals.. !!! we are strong!!

    get well soon Annie.. and cant wait to hear from you again..!!!!

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  18. so inspirational!
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  19. I always appreciate your positive vibes.
    You make me want to be more positive instead of focusing on what's wrong lately.
    Hope you're doing well <3

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  20. Annie this blog really really touched me tonight. I just got done having an emotional conversation with my mom about my on again off again exx boyfriend who she's disliked since day 1. Afterwards I went on my laptop and decided to see if you've posted anything recently. This really hit hard and I will remember your thoughts and wisdom always. It's so true, it's making me realize I need more work on my self esteem than I ever imagined. I need to quit spoiling myself with material things thinking they will make myself feel better. I shall make myself earn the useful things that I really want, and quit settling for crumbs (certain guys) when I deserve the whole piece of the pie(metaphorically speaking). You motivate me to grow more healthy, independent, and less lazy. I admire your motivation and strong positive vibrations very much. Muchos Gracias, Much love from Fla!!! Your the best!
    <3 Kaitlin

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  21. I love to get myself flowers as well. I hope you feel better soon, remember 'this too shall pass'.

    Genevieve x

    www.genevievedaphne.com

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  22. I do the same for myself.. get well soon.

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  23. Thank you so much for your inspiring post...I just broke up with my boyfriend of 9.5 years and I was thinking to myself "now who will buy me flowers?" You've just proven that I can buy them myself!! You've made my healing process a little easier, thank you Annie!

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  24. You deserve to be happy! I like to read your blog .. and always I keep in mind your advice!
    Behind a beautiful woman, always has to be a strong personality!

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  25. Annie you are amazing, never forget that!! Life is so short, be happy and forget about the sadness!!
    Love u soooo much!! You are so gorgeous!! Going to buy some flowers for myself too hihihi :)

    Xoxo

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  26. i feel like i got flowers today just looking at all thes pics--thanks!! much love!

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  27. Annie, a girl with your spirit and beauty should probably never be under the weather. May this uncomfortable times make you stronger and wiser. You have yourself, and that's probably all you need. I learned that from an abusive relationship; which helped me realize how valuable I am. After a storm there always a rainbow.. and liberation :)

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  28. thank you, thank you for this amazing post, I needed it :) i'm dealing with something similar... i'm gonna read over and over. <3 hope you feel better soon :)) send u lots of love..

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  29. Hope you feel better soon Annie!
    The flowers look beautiful, and this post is very inspirational.
    Love Ruby xox

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  30. Such an inspirational post. I really appreciate your outlook on life. I have been going through some hard times in life lately and have had to remind myself that sometimes you need to let go of people that bring out the negatives in your life and start focusing more on yourself and be positive. Thank you Annie for all the amazing videos and blog posts! :)

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  31. Beautifully put!! Very inspiring for the young ladies who watch you. This lets us now you are very much human and you dont portray someone who is not real. You are well grounded. Those amazing women in your life taught you well! ;) I pray you have a speedy recovery. Xoxo

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  32. Exactly what i needed to read this morning, i am so grateful i found your channel& your blog, your are such an inspiration and you brighten my day everytime i see some new content from you. Being independant was one of my big problem lately, when you love someone sometimes you tend to loose yourself in what that person wants and expects from you and you forget who you really are. Sending you tons of love and positive vibes Annie, hope you will be well very soon

    Hugs from Paris,

    Hajiba.

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  33. It so true we as woman need to do for ourselve. Love the flowers I always during spring and summer purchase flowers is like an accessorie for my home
    sometimes I buy it at the market it puts a smile in my face. I hope you feel better soon and back to yourself ♥♥♥

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  34. Annie what a lovely message this post has!! i agree with everything you said!! get yourself flowers and whatever else you want! very refreshing to see a bloger be so inspirational and independent!! Powerful women are a great thing!!! Xxx

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  35. exactly that is what I thought about these days... so nice to hear it from you, too. you are always inspring for me :)

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  36. a great post. towards the end of my relationship I forgot to put myself first. I now I have to pick up the pieces - a long and painful process. you are absolutely right. we have to make ourselves happy. everything else will follow!

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  37. Great post, Annie! I think everyone has times in their lives when they realize that you cannot completely rely on anyone else in life to make you happy- it has to come from within! Even though it is wonderful to have loving relationships, friendships, family, and support, you are the only one who can truly create your own happiness. It makes me so happy you understand this, because that is not just independence, that is wisdom. :) xoxo

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  38. Beautiful Pics!!! I love this!!!
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  39. So inspirational as always Annie:) Get well soon xo

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  40. Dear Annie,

    I just want to remind you that you are great motivator and inspiration of me. So often, when I am under the weather, I would just open your blog and browse through your motivational section, of watch some of your videos and this brings me so much enthusiasm and power, woman power! I hope you will be feeling better soon.
    I send you my love, we are all here for you!

    Vanya x

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  41. You're inspirational even when sick! That's a real gift :) hope you feel better soon. Lots of love and hugs from New Delhi.

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  42. You can't even imagine how much this post helped me. Thank you. <3

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  43. Dear Annie,

    Thank you for your motivate and inspirate thoughts. You always make my smile and every time when Im watching your videos in youtube or reading your blog , I always thanks god that I finally found super positive person. I love you some much and I hope you feel better soon.

    Byee

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  44. nice post :)

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  45. You are so right Annie, I will be buying myself some flowers very soon. Keep your head up you are a beautiful girl inside and out...lots of love from Texas, Yoanna;)

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  46. You are so right Annie, I will be buying myself flowers very soon. Keep your head up...I often think of you and the first thing that comes to mind is how I've never come across such a beautiful girl inside and out. Lots of love from Texas, Yoanna;)

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  47. You are so right Annie, I will be buying myself some flowers very soon. Keep your head up...I often think of you and say to myself how I've never come across such a beautiful girl inside and out. Lots of love from Texas, Yoanna;)

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  48. Hey Annie,
    First of all i hope you feel better soon, and this was very inspirational and its true the only person the matters is you and if your happy automaticaly your day will be like 100% better opposed to when your feeling sad.

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  49. but what i feel about getting these roses and taking care of them is like getting a partner and getting care of him for me, roses are different.. also people..

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  50. but what i feel about getting these flowers and taking care of them is like getting a partner and taking care of him,
    flowers are different, also people..

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  51. Thank your for these wise words, I hope you feel wonderful again! I wish you all the best, Annie!
    Lots of Love from Austria, Teresa Valentina
    Make the most out of your life

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  52. Get well soon beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  53. Perfect timing dear Annie. It so true and sad that we forget about making ourselves happy. Thank you for the post... I'll be myself flowers more often :)
    Ps: hope you recover soon <3

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  54. Annie,
    Thank you for being such an inspiration, especially to young women. You are a beautiful person with a beautiful message. Take care of yourself and be well :)

    ElleB.

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  55. Annie I really love this post! You are so true, we have to believe we are responsible for our own happiness. We all have our down days, the most important thing is to realize you are not alone and that you can always reach out to someone for support. I am not quite sure what you are going through, but I hope that you feel better soon. Stay positive and the steps you have taken ie. taking care of yourself physically, staying positive etc. will help you get through the hump. Much love from Canada! xo

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  56. Annie,

    Thank you so much for this post - I'm so glad I came across this. As young women we often forget that we are in control our happiness and we shouldn't make this anyone else's job!!! You are so inspirational :)

    Get better soon,

    Nicole

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  57. What an inspiring post, Annie.

    Take care, girl! Enjoy the roses, they are beautiful (just like you. x)

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  58. Get well soon :) x

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  59. You are so right Annie, I'm gonna go buy myself some flowers very soon. Keep your head up...I think you are the classiest and most beautiful girl inside and out that I have ever come across...lots of love from Texas, Yoanna;)

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  60. Annie,
    You are such an inspiration to young girls and women! I haven't even met you and I know for a fact that you are an amazing, strong, independent, and compassionate women. We all face obstacles in our lives, so I understand how it feels. You have such a bright future ahead of you! I know that for a fact. I hope you feel better my love. YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON inside and out. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise <333

    hugs and kisses from LA, Cali.

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  61. Ton blog à traversé l'océan, Je te suis depuis la France !
    Continu comme ça ! J'aime beaucoup ton blog et tes vidéos youtube ;-)
    Bisous

    (I hope you'll understand ... )

    Delphine From France

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  62. I usually go to your channel when I need some motivation. But this time it is you who needs it. It is unfair to see someone like you not feeling so good. You have such an AMAZING spirtit! You are not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well. Dont ever let anyone bring you down. You deserve ONLY the best!
    by the way I love watching your videos. I don't follow anyone else because it seems a waste of time. But I like yours because even though you are 3 years younger than me you are mature and never come off as conceited. You always show humility and a genuine interest to help us women feel better. I wish you the best in life Annie!

    Maritza

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  63. Beautiful flowers! I'm the same, I always put some sort of make up on. The process of applying it makes me feel and look better. Hope you'll feel better soon :)

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  64. I lived in Portland, OR, for a few months by myself. I loved seeing all the flower stands out and so every week, I bought myself some flowers. I didn't want to be the only living thing in my apartment. White roses are my favorite- nice choices there, Annie! Hope you get better soon!

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  65. I love this post - so important to take care of yourself! Fully agree, if you want flowers, just buy them and spoil yourself <3

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  66. Dear Annie,
    You are the most independent woman I know. You are what we all here in your blog aspire to be like. I just want to say that even though you are under the weather, you are strong! Strong and beautiful and intelligent and no matter what happens you will always come back on top! Your blog was so inspiring I got tears in my eyes because this is one of the hardest lessons woman have to learn. Every one helps build who we are, but ultimately we are our best architect Annie. Sending you get well hugs!

    From me to you
    P.S I will be sending myself flowers very soon.

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  67. one of the best posts you've ever written!!
    love you!(&myself now :p )

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  68. Acess please : http://bonitamuitobonita.blogspot.com.br/2013/04/maquiagem-simples.html thanks :D

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  69. Get well soon, Annie! I'm having a hard time, so it's great to see such a beautiful words and flowers, it's like pain relief ^^
    kisses from Italy XOXO
    val

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  70. Hey Annie !
    The more I watch your videos and read your articles the better I feel ! Not that I'm having a hard time or anything but I just don't feel motivated to do anything at all so I often eat my feelings or lay under my blanket for like 4 hours which I know isn't that good... Anyways thanks to you I tend to get up and take care of myself by exercising or drinking water or even listening to my favorite music, and it's all because your words give so much motivation and confidence.
    I think I went a little off subjet or something but this is just to remind you that you're the best !
    I wish you will feel better soon and that you'll fix all your issues.

    xoxo

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  71. Annie, go for a run and you will feel much better!!! :) I always do that when I am sad, unhappy, angry, etc.
    You are beautiful and strong, you inspire millions of people (me included), hope you'll feel better soon!!

    I am going to NY in like 3 weeks for a trip, and I want to eat healthy (raw foods), but I'll be in a hotel!! So, do you know good places where I can eat good, because I don't want to eat hamburgers and stuff like that ahah ;) Or maybe, when you feel better, can you do a video or a blog post on that please ?? It would be amazing!! :D

    Lots of hugs and kisses from Geneva!!

    Leyla

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  72. Annie,
    Don't let anyone get you down, ever. You are worth so much more than any person who makes you feel bad (in any way)!
    You have inspired me with your videos and blog posts so so much! And it is VERY hard to impress me, believe me, but you did it! And i started to take more care of my self and get fit and healthier again. You reminded me of who i truly am!

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  73. youre inspiration !!

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  74. You're absolutely right about women and our independence, I could not agree more. I always tell myself to depend on no one else but Me, real happiness comes from within, not from anybody else.

    Though I would like to take the opportunity to point out that sharing joy, mutual affections, or even sadness with people around us is one of the best things in life, as you always say, we should surround ourselves with people that love and cherish us, not those who simply tolerate us.

    Treat ourselves right, because if we won't even do that for ourselves, no one else will.

    Don't give in just yet, there are beautiful things lying ahead of you Annie!

    Get well soon <3

    Love,
    Karen

    karen-ky@hotmail.com

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    1. My condolences to you and your family. I know you don't know me, but I wish you and your family well during this difficult time in your life. My father died of a heart attack when I was 11, so I can only imagine what you must be going through.

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  76. graet blog thanks for sharing
    Do you want to follow eachother?
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  77. You deserve all the happiness! The key is to make yourself stronger and stronger!

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  78. Hope you feel better soon, Annie! You seem like such a kind and genuine person. Sometimes doing a service for someone in need can help ease the tension in your mind, put things in perspective, and heal the heart. I truly wish for you the purest inner peace. <3

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  79. I hope your heart finds peace and tranquility. Life is a test, and success lies in earnestly seeking eternal bliss. Wishing you the best on your journey.

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  80. Annie, I visit your blog every day and I have to tell you that I consider you my best mentor, my inspiration. Although it does not personally know you know how important you are to me. We all have our days of downturn, but you know you have a lot of support out here.
    I send you all my love and energy from across the pond, from Spain.
    Muaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  81. omg these roses are so beautiful! love the shots <3
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  83. You inspire me. You're blog is something I look forward to checking out everyday. Things can only get better :) Make the best out of each day. Xoxxo

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  84. I am not going to lie, I usually only look at the photos on your blog without really paying any attention to the text. But today was different. I told myself to go ahead and read what you had to say; and sure enough it touched me. I am going through a tough time right now and i just wanted to say thank you! For letting me know I am not the only one with a bumpy road ahead of me. And reminding me that one of the most import things in life is to love myself and that we create our own happiness. Thanks Annie. :)

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  85. i do miss you Annie !

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  86. I follow since 2 years and I love you sooo much Annie !!!!
    Could you make a video "draw my life" please??? it would be amazing, we could know you a little more :)
    thank you
    have a nice day :))

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  87. Hey! I was just wondering, do you still do your at-home - facial routine? Do you think you could like make a video on what you do before you go to bed, like nightly skincare routine. I know you postet you favorite skincare products, but can you like go through it one more time, like witch one you use every night. And aslso a video on what you do on a weekly basis, like witch days do you do your honnie mask, at witch days do you do your (if you still do it) at home facial - routine. This was long and not very easy to understand, but I hope you understand and hope you respond to this on you youtube-channel. Thank you very much! I really love your blog and youtube channel, it has really helped me and inspiered me a lot.

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  88. Annie - you are so incredibly inspiring. Hoping that you will have a truly restful week!

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  89. Annie, you are amazing. We all love you, never forget that xxx

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  90. You are the truly the greatest person I know :)

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  91. We miss youuuu! <3

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  92. Annie you are such a beautiful person. Whatever you are going through I hope from the deepest part of my heart and soul you will be able to get through quickly and come out as a better and stronger woman.
    I adore the message you have given us all. You are right; YOU are the most important person in YOUR life. Knowing this will lead you happiness and help you surround yourself with good people. I hope you find peace soon.
    I was once told that flowers are a reflection of the giver's sould, and your's is beautiful.

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  93. Annie, you are truly an inspiration to other girls. Thank you for your message! I hope you're feeling better! :)

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  94. Thank you Annie! This is excatky what I needed to hear! Hope you ffeel better soon!
    xoxo

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  95. We miss u annie! :D xoxo

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  96. You're inspiration for thousands of girls around the world. I know that maybe sometimes we feel down and there're no words that calm the pain...but Hold On Pain Ends (HOPE). Thank you Annie for showing me how important is self loving and self acceptation. I admire you a lot! Be strong!

    Everytime I feel a bit down and looking for strenght to carry on with my life, with my career I read your blog, you are very special, you deserve the best!

    By the way, your roses are so gorgeous!! certainly they are Ecuadorian! (in my opinion, Ecuador produces the most beautiful roses of the whole world :)!!

    XOXO from Ecuador

    Cristina!!

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  97. Dear Annie, My name is Annie too! But that's not the main reason I love you and your vids! I think you are a very special person, with an inner beauty many others lack. I hope you recover, sending you big hugs from Australia xox

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  98. I love that you buy yourself flowers! I have a boyfriend but we were long distance so on occasion I would get flowers from him but I always buy myself flowers. It reminds you that you cherish yourself and makes my tiny apartment look beautiful. You go Annie for buying yourself flowers!

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