This is a story of empowerment, independence and declaration of self love. You don’t need anybody’s permission to be sexy, confident and shameless in how you show up in the world.
White and blue stoned buildings,
The perfect paradise for romance, bliss and love.
My heart is full of tingles. My life feels so full.
With a glass of champagne in hand, watching the horizon as the orange sunset disappeared into the Aegean sea.
“Wait... Isn’t this supposed to be a romantic couple’s getaway? I was waiting for something juicy. You had me fooled!” You screamed at the monitor.
Not so fast, this IS a juicy story, I promise.
Before we dive into the story, I just want to clarify.
The google definition of romance is:
“A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.”
Nowhere in the definition does it say it involves another person.
I got divorced 6 years ago. Ever since then, I have been in search of love. I dated on and off. Some short relationships here and there, but nothing really came to fruition. And within these 6 years of travelling, meeting people, and discovering myself, you know what I realized? Nobody can give me that love, until I first give it to myself.
So in October 2019, I booked myself a beautiful villa in one of the most romantic places in the world. Oia, Santorini.
The owner was so kind. He greeted me and gave me a ride from the town of Fira into my secluded villa. I felt SO alive. I felt whole. I felt SEXY.
So I put on the song Senorita in the background. Slip on something sensual, and start dancing to the tantalizing music.
At the time, I just started toying with the idea of tripod selfies. Since I had all the time in the world, and there’s also nobody to judge me. Let me try strutting my stuff and pose to my heart’s content. So for the first time in my life, I look natural in front of a camera.
Let me tell you, posing is NOT my forte. I would drape my arms on the side, not sure what to do with my hands, smiling exactly the same way in every photo.
I would never in a million years thought I could pose sexy photos and create my own boudoir using a tripod and an iphone 8, in the most romantic places in the world.
For the first time in a very long time, I started giving myself permission. I am no longer waiting. Waiting for a photographer to take pictures for me. Waiting for a man to go to a romantic place with, or waiting for a reason to take boudoir photos.
So take your power back. You don’t have to wait. You ARE already worthy, you ARE already loved, and YOU deserve it!
Note from the author
WOW! How inspirational is Clover's story?! I think I'm ready to take some lingerie tripod selfies myself now haha If you are in the same boat as me, here's Soy & Spice Lingerie's current collection for you to take a look at.
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