I have been sober for one year and three months. My anniversary is February 14th. On a day that is commercially sold as romance and love, I decided to love myself more than I ever had before. It is the day that I decided to rewrite my future and give myself a stronger chance to achieve my goals.
I fell in love with a ring that became a symbol of motivation to reach one year. Daydreaming and looking at it online gave me something else to think about when times got tough. I shared images of it with certain people. It was another way to help keep myself accountable and focused.
I chose a different ring when it came time to actually purchase my reward. I wanted a ring that spoke to me more than just being gorgeous and frosted with sapphires. I wanted something a little more simple and told a story about how I began to heal.
The ring is called Branches. Yes, like a tree branch. The branches I saw while hiking, camping, and soul searching. Branches that are strong and can withstand storms. When a branch breaks, a new one can grow. Nature is my solace and as beautiful as my motivation ring is, nature has captured my heart.
My ring is from Mokada Custom Jewelry Design Studio on Waterfront Drive in Winnipeg. I had the opportunity to tell a bit of my story to the owner, Mona Stott and she sincerely congratulated me and wished me well. We talked a little bit about our outdoorsy nature and also how we like to get glammed up. I was ecstatic with joy the entire time I was in her shop.
On Mokada’s website, Mona writes “History has taught me that each person has walked a unique path leading up to the moment we meet, and I get to tell their story with the jewelry we make.”
I chose Mokada because of the personal service I would receive and I try to support small, local businesses whenever possible. I encourage you to view the website and visit if you’re looking for jewelry. The service I received was amazing and I hope to return one day for more special jewelry. http://www.mokada.ca
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