It feels like forever since I've blogged something. I went through some 'heart-ache' just before the Christmas season began (with a breakup) and then re-discovered myself in 'New York' during New Years and now I'm in a very content place again. It brings me back to how I felt after my Europe trip 2 summers ago - there is something so appealing and alluring about Europe and its people. Everyone seems so laid back and they really live the philosophy that "its about the journey, not the destination". They also value love and feeling 'loved' - something my ex wasn't able to provide me because of his own personal difficulties - but I don't hold anything negative against him - in fact, I really believe he was in my life as a 'teacher' - he taught me (through what he wasn't able to give me) that I deserve to know and live my worth and be with someone who sees my true value! And that's what I want to blog about in the new year - topics that inspire me to value myself! For some reason, I have always seen European women as the type who know the secret of valuing themselves -they often look so comfortable in their own skin and I think the world sees them as beautiful because they know this about themselves on the 'inside' and that inner sense of beauty shines outward for the rest of the world to see - so here is my tribute to European women:
Carla Bruni - Actress, singer, wife of the French President - oozing with European sophistication and class - this woman has it going on!!! She knows how to work her beauty and be poised and stylish. Check out the next photo of her:
I think that we can all embrace the style and lessons of European women, regardless of where we were born or who we are or what we do - This New Years I've decided to embrace my sense of self and make this the year of valuing myself. This year I embrace my inner casual 'tom-boy' sex-appeal!!! Enjoy being a woman, value it - respect it and when it comes to men - be with one who values who you are and know that happiness doesn't depend on something or someone outside of yourself - you need to own it - thats what it means to be sexy and alluring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!