It's a very special moment at Fred and Far. This month we are celebrating our two year anniversary. To celebrate this powerful milestone, we're sharing some stories from women who joined our tribe one to almost two years ago. Thank you to each and every one of you who have trusted us to be part of your self love journeys. It's a privilege and pleasure we are thankful for every day. Want to share your story with us? You can always submit it here.
Lani, Santa Monica, CA
Lani first joined our tribe on June 23, 2016. Here is her self love update as of April 2, 2018:
“I got my *first* #selflovepinky ring back in June of 2016. I was going through some major life changes; I had spent that past couple years in a fog of denial and self doubt after the loss of my mom and then becoming a new mom myself in 2015 had really sent me spiraling.
While I seemed to have it all together on the outside, new mom to a beautiful baby boy, married to a great guy, college grad, decent job, bustling social life - check all the boxes of what you’re supposed to have by age 30 - I was really struggling with finding my own place and being confident & comfortable in my own skin, and also making myself a priority.
I found the Fred and Far pinky ring and it really resonated with me - a reminder to myself to remember that I matter, and that I’m not just a label #wife #mom, but a person who is creating her own journey through life. I actually lost my ring #moming 😭 and I was so upset that my hubby replaced it with a gorgeous pink stone as a birthday gift.
Today, although life is as chaotic as ever, I’m in a much better place mentally and I wear my pinky ring as a symbol of strength and a reminder that I’m here for myself through the good, bad and in between times life is made up of.”
Connect with Lani on Instagram @lani_bunny
Rachael, San Jose, CA
Rachael joined the tribe on July 28, 2016. A year later, on August 2, 2017, she posted this:
“Today I'm in a wonderful relationship with my dream guy and I continue to wear it because like people always say, "Before you love someone else you have to love yourself". Through self love I recognize my worth and that I deserve to be treated well, not only by my significant other, but by myself too. Here's to many more years of true love and self love.”
I reached out to Rachael on April 2nd to see how she’s doing, and she shared that while she’s not in that relationship anymore, she is feeling just as empowered. Here is her update as of April 2, 2018:
“I’ve totally come to terms with things now. I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and my life is my story. That relationship was just a part of my story. I understand that all relationships are important, even though the breakup was painful. It’s part of what makes me who I am, and I love who I am.”
Connect with Rachel on Instagram @rey_chul_rees
Falisha, North Carolina, CA
Falisha, joined our tribe on December 14, 2016. Here is her self love pdate:
“In 2016, I lost my grandfather. He was the only Father I knew. After he passed away, I had no goals in life. There was nothing I wanted to do to better myself. I felt like my life was at a standstill. I gained so much weight from staying in bed all day.
One day, while scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled across a Fred and Far post. It was a post showing the Self Love Pinky Ring. I wanted to love myself, and I was touched by the message behind the ring. I purchased one and I started to wear it every day to remind myself to start loving me. I would read all of the post every day from Fred and Far and I was so happy to be a part of the tribe. I enrolled myself into so many classes to learn new things like dancing, gymnastics and fitness.
Today, I’ve never felt better. I find myself able to do things I’ve never done before. I really enjoy life, and I don’t think I’ll ever go to the dark place I was once in. I’ve pushed myself to do things that I never thought I would do. I’ve become more outgoing. Today, I find myself in one of the most happiest places I’ve ever been. I am the best I have ever been physically. I cherish each and every moment each day. I’ve pushed myself to new limits even to become a professional dancer! My journey has just begun and I owe it to the encouragement of Fred and Far.”
Connect with Falisha on Instagram @falisha_gabrielaa