That kind of Woman

“You look posh” he said as he looked at the screen and showed me this photo.

“Me, Posh?” I thought to myself.


And there I was, caught off guard and caught in the moment. I barely recognize myself because I look so relaxed and comfortable with where I am. I’m just doing what I usually do- thinking- only this time it’s while staring off into the blue ocean and sunny sky of California. The photo feels natural, sunny, relaxed and free. I like the person I am in this photo.

The whole week I was in California- both Los Angeles and San Francisco- there was one question on my mind. It’s the same question I was thinking about it in this photo. It’s the thing I think about it everyday.

What kind of woman do I want to be?

Could I/would I be that person on the west coast or in NY?

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text my friend sent me from new york right before above photo was taken

I want to be the kind of woman who is interesting, charming and lovely regardless of city, time zone, weather or coast.

The kind of woman who takes time time to look, listen, and learn from what’s around her.

The kind of woman who makes you think… makes you feel….

The person who will ask you a question you’ve never really thought about before…

The kind of woman who will offer support when you need it and call you out when you need it, because quite frankly, sometimes, you should know better.

The kind of woman who listens and doesn’t just respond.

The kind of woman who doesn’t throw out empty words and instead chooses them carefully and uses them wisely.

A woman of her word

A woman of passion and thoughtfulness.

The kind of woman who surprises you with warmth and authenticity.

The kind of woman who touches you with kindness.

The kind of woman who is always in the pursuit of “better.”

The one you feel so happy to see and run into even though it’s been years.

The kind of woman whom you want to be friends with and want to be around.

The kind of woman who sees the beauty of ideas before everyone else does.

The kind of woman you notice when she’s in the room and the one you miss when she’s not.

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The one you think fondly of.

She is irreplaceable.

She is unforgettable.

She sends chills down your spine but also brings warmth to your heart.

She does things with love.

She respects your opinion but doesn’t need your permission.

The kind of woman with quality deep relationships, not a myriad of shallow relationships.

The kind of woman who chooses not to judge you for your appearance but instead evaluates and delves into your soul and your character.

The kind of woman who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, and can clean up pretty damn well too.

The kind of woman who is comfortable in her own skin and is content regardless of the chaos around her.

The kind of woman who spends more time living and doing than behind a computer wishing and waiting.

The kind of woman who can talk to and befriend strangers.

She can talk to someone twice her age just as well as she can talk to someone half her age.

The kind of woman who makes days/months/years of progress look easy.

The kind of woman who will say something strange but will somehow be profoundly comical or enlightening.

The kind of woman who falls, many many times, yet still, gets back up with grace and positivity.

Someone who isn’t scared of a challenge and welcomes change and opportunity.

The kind of woman who shares your struggles and supports your successes.

The kind of woman who not only knows how to love, but who to love.

A woman who is herself. Courageously. Lovingly. Happily.



of woman.

In business and life.

On both the west and east coast.

And you?

what kind of person do you want to be?

Let me know what you’ve been thinking about or just write it down for yourself.

This post is dedicated to thatkindofwoman, a blog I have followed and admired from afar for quite sometime now.  I don’t even know Kat and her posts have been my “go to” for the past few years. Thanks for making me think about “That Kind of Woman.”

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saw this at vroman’s bookstore in pasadena, california. sums up this post quite nicely.

“There’s a few things, about three things to my account that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.”- Matthew McConaughey

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