Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Yesterdays in the Making

I was reading a post from one of my favorite bloggers (Melissa from So about what I said) about enjoying the moment and remembering ourselves as we are right now (the title was borrowed from one of her songs). It's funny how we can get so caught up in things that we let life just slip right on by. Over the past few months, I've been so focused on my job and classes, that I feel as if I haven't devoted enough time to the things I truly love.


I can't always be looking out the window...{Image from: Audrey Hepburn Complex}

Thankfully, my current read (sent to me by a friend) reminded me about getting back in tune with myself. The book is called "Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl." Normally, I wouldn't necessarily read a book like this, since I'm an advocate of being comfortable with who you are, but that's the reason why this book is so enticing.


{Image from: So about what I said}

The whole concept of being a "French girl" is about being comfortable in your own skin, with your looks, taking care of yourself-- body and mind, and spending time with those you love. Seriously, while reading this book, I must have said "Wow, that's so me!" about 10 times within the first few pages. However, I also had to pause a few times and remind myself to be more in tune with myself and to be present during whatever it is I'm doing.



This girl is definitely comfortable in her skin... how very French! {Image from: Ms. Muse}

The book has also reminded me to be sure to devote time to all aspects of my life-- not just myself, but also the people around me. While I do spend quite a bit of time with my family and friends, I'll admit that I haven't exactly made love a big priority in the past few months and I've used my job and all my other interests as an excuse.


The post-it says it all. {Image from: So about what I said}

I think I'm ready to start dating again, but here's the thing-- I don't want to date someone just for the sake of it and so I only want to date someone with whom I can see a future. Period, end of story. Life is too short and I'm too busy to be with someone who is only so so.


{Image from: So about what I said}

And so, here is to making today wonderful so that tomorrow's yesterdays will only bring a smile to my face.


Live like there's no tomorrow...{Image from: That Unreliable Girl}