God I love realness.
I love those deep, satisfying conversations with true friends, when pretenses are left at the door and you’re just being You…
I love it when I’m with someone who is refreshingly honest about who she is, someone who isn’t interested in putting on clever airs or being fabulously happy all the time…
just for appearances.
I find it admirable when I see a women take a risk and put herself out there, because risks involve discomfort and they’re hard. Only at my age I prefer plucky and bold to soft and timid.
I’m drawn to women who aren’t afraid to show their real face to the world and who share tender pieces of their story so others might ponder their own lives,
and be better for it.
This past week I was struck by a few of these women and I thought I’d share some links here in the spirit of passing-realness-forward.
I don’t know much about Grace Coddington, the British creative director of Vogue, but when I saw her on MSNBC’s Morning Joe I was intrigued. Any seventy-one year old fashion icon who warns women not to hide behind make-up, and says things like, “Beauty is always the person,” and “I like the imperfections of people,” is a woman I immediately like. I might just pick up her memoir.
And in the blogosphere I found something shimmering and real in each of these posts.
I hope you find something here to the inspire you. You deserve it.
moving on (from baby dreams)
facing your insecurities (entertaining in your home)
tiny beautiful moments (loss and gratitude)
I’d love to hear what you think.
I”m linking up here: