Photo by Christian Watson
I work as a sales/licensed insurance agent at Gary Gilstrap State Farm Insurance in Georgetown and live in Henryville. Southern Indiana is home to me. I love that I live in the country but am still close to shopping areas. Southern Indiana is home to some great consignment shops. The outfit in the photo came from Mariposa Consignments in New Albany. It is great getting high-end pieces for a fraction of the original cost. When I saw the pink sweater coat with the Tibetan Lamb fur at Mariposa, I knew I had to have it. It had such a fun and funky vibe to it.
My style is statement making with a bit of polish and fun thrown into the mix. I always accessorize even if I’m just wearing jeans and a T-shirt. And then there’s the shoes… Life is short, buy the shoes! I will have a pair of Christian Louboutin’s before I die!
I was diagnosed with breast cancer Aug. 9, 2007 but am now celebrating 10 years cancer free! I hope that inspires newly-diagnosed patients with breast cancer that this is not an automatic death sentence. Having cancer changed my life for the better. I am a happier, healthier, stronger person than I was 10 years ago. I’ve made life-long friendships, I’ve used what I learned through the process to help other women embarking on their own survival journey. It wasn’t an easy road – a double mastectomy, reconstruction, major infection and chemo – but it’s one I would do again if I had the choice. Cancer truly gave me more than it ever took away. Here’s to the next 10 years!