#tbt ❤️ Enjoy the moments now, because they don’t last forever
[part 3/5] One morning, sitting around our disheveled Parisian breakfast table in lingerie and pajamas, Kym asked us each to choose a "seductress name." I chose Elodie, a French name which incidentally means "foreign riches." Giselle (née Julia) said it sounded like a French girl in her lipstick sitting at a café table, writing her novel. Which you all must know by now is my complete Parisian dream girl fantasy...
Kym asked us to go around in a circle and introduce ourselves by our new names. And I... couldn't do it. I could say the words, but they came out as a question. She told me to try again. And again. And that's when I burst into tears at the breakfast table.
I was crying because I was struggling to do something that came so easily to everyone else - to say my made-up name - but that name was a symbol of something else. A symbol of someone that I truly wasn't yet. How could I have the audacity to introduce myself as some legendary seductress, when I was in the middle of (running away from) the messiest break-up I'd ever experienced? When I wasn't even able to admit to myself what I really wanted?
After that, I knew that what I was really there for was to be challenged, to be torn apart, to let myself get burned and be reborn. I'd thought that a trip to Paris would be me playing The Empress, luxuriating in beauty and abundance without complications. But the secret of The Empress is that it's really hard to learn to be a person who enjoys what/whom she seduces.
📸 Photo by @kympham for the #parisxseduction soul journey
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Talvez eu nunca imaginasse o quanto esse lugar seria importante em minha vida! Talvez eu nunca imaginasse quantas vezes voltaria! Talvez eu nunca imaginasse quão bem me faria e quão mal me sentiria! Talvez eu nunca imaginasse que as conexões eram reais e que de lá de cima é possível ver muito mais! ❤️💙 #Paris #toureiffel #tbt
MAX... #jeanpierremarielle ❤️