when i was younger i remember always wanting to be around people. my mom said one of my friends would leave after a sleepover and i would already be asking for the next friend to come over. i guess people have always been my safe space. i always felt bored, depressed or anxious when it was just me alone with my thoughts. i was never good at goodbyes and i hated when the fun came to an end. so imagine my fear when i ended up single and living alone. there were a few days there that the silence was unbearable. i would fill each evening with a social activity so i didn’t have to face it.
and then one day i realized. this IS my reality so i better learn to like it. or even love it.
and i’ve actually seen myself change over the past few months. slowly but surely. here’s a few things that helped…
hi friends. we’ve almost made it through the week again. i’m headed to san diego for a baby shower for one of my college friends tomorrow. so a little reuniting is in order. i watched the jimi hendrix netflix documentary last night and loved it. most of all, i couldn’t take my eyes off of his badass style. i seriously want to go through a jimi inspired fashion phase! floral on floral, flares, fringe, colors. so good.
this week we welcomed erika, a new member to our team and had burgers and cocktails to celebrate. very delicious. what are your plans this weekend? anything fun? i hope it’s a good one! -bri
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(photos from life magazine and rolling stone)
hey there. this morning i woke up and had the urge to write a post about what’s been going on lately. if for nothing else, i can look back and have it written down…
hi there. how’s your friday going? i like this sunburned toast.
i’m on a plane to atlanta for one of my high school best friend’s wedding. i haven’t seen some of my friends in years, so i’m excited to dress up and have some fun with everyone!
my birthday is next week (aquarius, holla). 29 seems like such a strange age. but maybe it’s because i’m not a fan of odd numbers. but i’m just going to embrace it. i know i’ve talked a little bit about single life here on the blog. i gotta say, i finally feel like i’m adjusting to it and enjoying it. for a few months there, i felt a little anxious for all those stupid cliche reasons…”what if i don’t find someone? is every good guy taken? what if i’m single for years! everyone is married with kids except me.” i know, it’s pretty silly to write it out, but that IS what i thought for a while. i’d like to think i don’t feel very pressured to have kids and get married right away, but the older you get, it’s like someone shoves those thoughts in your brain whether you want them or not.
but now, i feel comfortable living alone. i go on dates and if there’s chemistry, awesome, and if not, oh well. i’ve been putting way less weight on it and feeling a lot better. i figure if i do meet someone special, this is my only time to live it up and be single. so i might as well make it enjoyable. do tell, what made you single transition easier? as a relationship kinda gal, it was definitely something i had to learn to like…
anyway, i’m going to be in new york with friends this month art directing this proctor & gamble beauty event. i’m excited to see this 3 month project actually come to life and spend some time in that awesome city. we rented a big house in brooklyn for us to all stay/work in. can’t wait!
PS. for those of you interested in the JOBS at designlovefest and blogshop, a little update… we hired a blogshop social media manager for blogshop, found a photographer for a designlovefest weekly column, and hired a few interns in NYC for that beauty event. we are STILL on the hunt for our new managing editor (runs 2 columns on DLF, handles emails and submissions, takes part of the creative process, helps with workshops etc.) see the job listing here. give us a shout if you’re interested. we’ll be hiring in february!
a habit of mine in january is looking back at my old goals and seeing how many of them came true. it’s fun to see how i’ve grown in business and as a person. it’s also fun to see how we stay the same. i go back and read my old posts and smile as i think to myself “gosh, you sounded so young.” and other times “man, nothing has changed there.”
back in 2010 i was very stoked on life with this list. i’m proud to say i made a lot of these 2013 goals happen. and these too. (i guess i looooved goal making in 2013. but i was also realistic here.) last year, i got very real here. and admitted to working too much here. (something i’ve gotten much better at!) and now it’s time for my 2015 list.
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