Friday, August 24

i love being a girl*

stacie...the schmoopy girl, canon digital rebel xti

i was thinking today about how i love being a girl.
female, woman, feminine, girl.

i love it when my hair is up in a messy bun...and loose tendrils fall.
i love it when my ruffly free people skirt swirls when i do twirls up in my studio.
i love feeling free to be mushy squishy and snuggly with my girlfriends.
i love tossing my hair and giving you that sexy grin.
i love crawling into bed like a kitty cat and whispering in my husbands ear.
i love getting a glance in the mirror and not being afraid of my curves.
i love crying when i am happy.
crying when i am sad.
crying when i just feel like crying.
i love the smell of essential oils in my hair,
and the feeling of my skin when scented lotion is lathered all over.
i love that my closet is full of pinks, reds, embroidered, floral and flowy fabric.
i love feeling small wrapped up in my husbands arms.
i love playing dress up.

i love that i can be and feel all of this,
and also kick ass like a boy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post made me laugh out loud!! I LOVED every single word. You rock... we rock. I appreciate the emotional, mushy aspects of girlyhood too, no matter how roller-coastery they make our days... I wouldn't trade the wild emotions and crazy love we feel as women.

p.s. and I can kick ass too... learned from my 3 brothers!! :)

thanks for this post that just made me smile and giggle today.

August 24, 2007 at 2:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kristin said...

Amen Sistah!

August 24, 2007 at 3:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Julia said...

I love this post!! I totally connected with it! You are a beautiful soul!!

August 24, 2007 at 4:05:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

right on friend. that duality is brilliant. there is nothing better than being a girl. that photo of schmoopy is gorgeous.

August 24, 2007 at 5:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Deirdre said...

Yes, yes. Being a girl is very good. ;)

August 24, 2007 at 7:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Erin said...

I agree. Being a woman is fabulous. I love being girlie...your post made me happy...made me want to put on something pretty : )

August 24, 2007 at 9:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

oh! what a fun surprise honey. my super sexed up girly photo. hee hee.

i adore all you have written here and I have seen you toss your hair and give that sexy grin. it makes me want to shout.

prrrrrrrrrrrrrr kitty and come hither.


August 24, 2007 at 11:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Silvia said...

What a wonderful post! It made me smile, laugh out loud, dream, it felt soothing somehow too.

I was talking with a friend the other day how for years I felt I wasn't supposed to be a girly girl. Not that I acted or dressed as a boy, but it felt to me that being a girly girl, my true self or something, was a sign of weakness or something. (Typing these words is hard now, it is so not a weakness!) Anyway. I'm a total girly girl now. And I love it, it makes me feel good and strong and your words above made me want to connect to all those beautiful girls out there!!


August 25, 2007 at 1:39:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


August 25, 2007 at 3:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger kelly barton art + design said...

another amen!

August 25, 2007 at 6:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger meghan said...


You made me swoon and giggle and growl!

Me TOO!!!

love you!!

P.S. I am hatching a plan to SEE you soon! SO there!!

August 25, 2007 at 11:46:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, yes, and YES!

August 26, 2007 at 4:12:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodness, could I agree here? I love being all of these things and more!! Beautiful post.

August 26, 2007 at 5:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jamie said...

I LOVE this! :) Isn't it truly wonderful to be thankful for who we are. I want to print this out and frame it!!

August 26, 2007 at 7:04:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That post was so perfect and exactly what I needed. I just need to love being me =)

August 26, 2007 at 8:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

me too! ME TOO!!

August 26, 2007 at 12:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

you, my beautiful boho & my sweet maya rose are bringing back the girly in me...she's been hiding for far too long ;-)

August 26, 2007 at 8:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jenica said...

i love that when i do laundry i have an entire load of pinks and reds, that just how we roll. ;-D

August 27, 2007 at 12:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mindy said...

you embody all of this so beautifully...power and grace. i feel it just reading your pages and it is why i love stopping by here!

August 29, 2007 at 5:03:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've been scrolling through your site... i love your photos. and this post is great!

September 1, 2007 at 7:54:00 PM PDT  

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