Thursday, March 8, 2012

My Story in Belle

For those of you who know me, I have a pretty dramatic story to tell about my past few years of life. I like to call it "The Three Octobers".

October 2008 - job loss
October 2009 - major break-up
October 2010 - ovarian cancer (and the beginning of Minima)

Bad things come in threes, right? October 2011 was amazing, so I'm thinking my luck has turned around. In any case, all of those life challenges made me a better person and I'm thankful for that. Karen Newton (you may know her blog I Could Go On and On) wrote a beautiful piece about my story in this month's Belle Magazine titled "Spare and Change".

Sneak peak:

But the same day her legal documents arrived in the mail to create the company, Ziegler found out she had an ovarian tumor. The business she'd started had to be put on hold. "But having a vision of starting my business got me through surgery and chemo," she says. "I was so excited about it all, so that was the light at the end of the tunnel for me."

I'm thrilled to share my story with our city. You can read the full article here, or pick up a physical copy at any one of these locations.

Kristen Ziegler


missemilyjones said...

so cool!! really great article, KZ, you've come so far :) congrats!

Kristen said...

Thanks - you would know better than most! This was such a nice milestone for me.