defining moments in a woman’s life

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I feel more secure and self confident in my thirties than I ever did in my twenties. Does this sound familiar to you? Ever wondered why? Is it life experience? A big change in life? Looking back in your journey and how you’ve changed, you notice those little, defining moment’s in a woman’s life that add up over time and make you strong and comfortable in your skin.

The moment when….

…you stop dressing for anyone but yourself.

…you decide to love and embrace your body the way it is.

…you have the balls to turn someone down into their face, rather than being polite and do it anyway.

…you stop lying about your age. In your thirties (and on) you’re actually proud of your age, because you embarrass some of the twenty something year old chicks.

…you stop over analyzing things (unless it’s work related). You’re too busy to read between the lines. 

…you don’t try to please EVERYONE. You realize you’re human; you give your best and also give yourself a break.

…you reach a point where if they don’t respond, you believe it’s entirely their loss, and move on with your life.

…you work out on a regular basis not because of losing weight, but because of your desire to lead a healthy lifestyle.

…you are not looking for a man to sweep in and save you from this life. You’re just looking for someone who’s going to balance you out, and support you emotionally and mentally.

…you can’t be bothered with petty drama. Life is too short and your plate is full as it is.

…you realize the only type of woman you have to be is the woman who you really are.

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What do you think are the defining moments in a woman’s life? What are yours?

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Alice

    Wonderful post, I really enjoyed reading it! Lovely photos as well, that LBD is so elegant!

    Fashion Soup

  • Whitney

    Oh so true, well except for the working out part. Yeah me not so much. I love being in my 30’s. there’s such a sence of relief and lack of pressure. I know how much I’ve grown, and I know so much more than I used to, but also that I have more to learn. Such a great post!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • http://www.allthecute.com/ Amber Shannon

    What a lovely reflection… I enjoy gaining perspective from those with more experience in life. Thanks for posting this!!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Polished With Novelstyle

  • http://www.racheldinh.com racheldinh

    Great post! Thanks for the reminder to always love yourselfs.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara | The Mix

    All so true! I also feel much more confident in my 30’s!

  • Rachel

    Such a beautiful post and so true. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    Great post! I’m to some of these places and look forward to getting to the rest of them. Such a balanced happy way of looking at life.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • http://www.kelseybang.com kelsey bang

    gorgeous photos! love the red details!

    kelseybang.com

  • http://www.withlovelilyrose.com Lily Rose

    What a great post, I certainly feel more content with myself the older I get. Compared to myself 10 years ago, I’m definitely a different person/woman. And very lovely portrait shots!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • http://Barcyblogs.blogspot.com/ Barcy

    I love the last line of the list. “The only type of woman you have to be is the woman you truly are” is my new mantra. Thanks Bogi!

  • http://chowdownusa.com/ Chow Down USA

    These images are gorgeous, and love this post! I definitely agree that the older you get, the more comfortable you feel in your own skin which is amazing!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Insta

  • http://www.justatinabit.com Tina Phan

    I’m totally with you on this! I’m definitely more comfortable in my own skin as I get older!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  • Psals

    I can’t even begin to tell you how true this is … the things I’ve had to deal with in my 30s, and the things I’ve overcome – I wouldn’t have thought I could’ve made it while I was in my 20s. Here’s to growing older and happier!

  • Irene

    love this post!
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Michèle

    this is a wonderful post. I hope I will reach all of these moments one day :)
    http://www.thefashionfraction.com

  • rakhshanda

    Such a fabulous post!! Love the pics too <3
    Kisses <3

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

  • http://lestylorouge.com/ Ashley White

    Such a great read, lady. And so true!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • http://www.eatpraywearlove.com Leah Behr

    Girl, you nailed it!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  • Edwige A.

    You hit the nail on the head Bogi Nothing but the truth! Your skin looks flawless by the way :-)

    edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com