Celebrating International Women’s Day today with some strong, amazing, courageous women all across the world!

There are some pretty amazing women in my life who  pick me up when I fall down, inspire me to be a better woman myself, and have helped to mold me into who I am today. I’m so so blessed. And lets be honest, the world wouldn’t be as great as it is without some of my gal pals.

Some pretty awesome women who inspire me (& you should get to know too):

First and foremost – Miss Audrey Hepburn, classy & sophisticated: http://www.biography.com/articles/Audrey-Hepburn-9335788

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;    and for poise , walk with the knowledge you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project Blog / Book Writer: http://www.happiness-project.com/

“One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.” – Gretchen Rubin

Elizabeth Gilbert, Columnist / Writer / World Traveler: http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

Carrie Bradshaw, Fictional (but very awesome) character from Sex & the City who lives, loves, and writes her way through NYC: http://www.hbo.com/sex-and-the-city/cast-and-crew/carrie-bradshaw/index.html

“As we drive along this road called life, oceasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.” -Carrie Bradshaw

Patti Sue Plumer, hardcore Olympic runner with an inspirational story: http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/pattisue-plummer

“The gun goes off and everthing changes… the world changes… and nothing else really matters.” – Patti Sue Plummer

Add these fabulously classy women to your reading  lists, women. 🙂 And check out this list of 100 inspirational women: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/top-100-women. There are some pretty stellar chicks on this list too.

So happy IWD from the great state of O-H-I-O. Women have come a long way, even in my lifetime & we have nowhere to go but up! Much love to all the women I am so blessed to have in my life.

“A woman should always be two things; classy and fabulous.” -CoCo Chanel