So Overwhelmed

Oh my God!!! Where do I begin?

I can't tell you how overwhelmed and
astounded I was at the response I got to my 

It was a bit of a gamble deciding to shed
more layers and expose more of who I am.

It was a risk I wanted to take and had been pondering
for a long time, but knew it could also turn some 
followers off.

However, I was not only "floored" by the wonderful comments left 
here (this has been my post popular post to date),

but by all the e.mails that landed in my Inbox from
women I didn't know; women who follow my blog
but never like to publicly comment, women who are 
also estranged from family members  and wanted

women who just wanted to reach out, women who
just wanted to say how much they loved how honest and
transparent my words felt, women who were in pain, women
who were worried I was hurting (I assured them I wasn't ;-),

women who themselves were currently in pain
and wanted to share their stories..........

If I had known the response I would have done it
sooner ;-) 

But everything has it's time, and now felt right.

So to all the wonderful women and 
friends I have met through this humble
little collection of ramblings, 
this last image says how I feel
about you ALL:-)


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  1. Hi dear, its so amazing how many people you have touched and inspired by your last post, it shows how bright your inner light truly shines!

  2. I think we are all weary of the hearts and unicorns nature of most blogs.
    On a shallow note - fur shoes - I must find a pair of fur shoes!

    1. I know I'm growing tired of all the blogs about perfect lives lived by perfect women! And yes Tabs, I must find some fur shoes too! My last pair molted :-)

  3. Dearest Vanessa ... you are amazing! inspire and touch the lives of many in a wonderful positive energetic way. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  4. What a lovely post, Vanessa...I'm so glad you received so many wonderful comments.
    Have a lovely week.

  5. Hi dear, thanks so much for sharing your fashion choice, I love hearing your opinions!

  6. This seems to prove my feelings that we, here in blogland, are not interested solely in pretty clothes, sky-high shoes, expensive handbags and stunning interiors. Honesty always gets us, and it's how we're learning something more about the people who came to our lives through blogging. Thank you for your honest words, sweetie!

    And thank you for the loveliest of gifts, that finally arrived today :) It's so beautiful and the most perfect color for me :) Thank you for being such a lovely and generous friend!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

    Your blog is so wonderful and Im following...I hope you follow me also:)

    If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

    Have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at

  8. i am so happy to hear your reaction to the many comments. Your honesty brought so much more depth to your thoughts and gorgeous images. I know I am so much more intrigued upon returning!


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