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08.20.15

HI. CHECKING IN.

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hi guys. how’s your week going? mine is going pretty well actually. i’ve gotten a lot of things crossed off my to-do list. i’m headed to dana point with my dad and two brothers this weekend. i’m a little nervous because my dad and i have had a rocky few years and this will be one of the first times we have seen each other in quite a while. just trying to stay positive about it. i do feel lucky that southern california has so many little weekend road trip opportunities, i’ve definitely been taking advantage of them this summer. (remember this post?)

i thought i would try to check in more on a personal level here. sometimes blogs can feel disconnected to the actual blogger behind it, so i think it’s nice to say hello and show you my more human side every now and then.

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i had a pretty big shift with my career this week, but more on that soon. it feels like i’m in a very transitional phase. i guess it’s felt like that for about a year now actually. i’m still sorting out what my next avenues in life are going to be, and that feels exciting and also like a big question mark. one thing i do know is that we are planning the designloveFESTIVAL and i’m so excited about it. it’s going to be october 24th, so mark your calendars if you live in LA!

can i just say how awesome it is that arian and i are still able to be such close friends. not all of my exes have been like that. i’m constantly reminded why we were together for so long. he’s such a supportive and loyal person. i hope we can always stay that way. i do sometimes worry how it will be when one of us gets into another relationship, but i think we will cross that bridge when we get there, right? have you had a similar situation? i guess it’s kind of tricky.

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and dang, we’ve been totally slacking on those weekly workout posts. i’m sorry! sometimes i find it hard to say something interesting each week about it, you know? “hey i worked out again and tried my best to eat healthy but still drank alcohol when i shouldn’t have.” not very motivational haha. but i AM still doing it. i’m actually supposed to go to a new dance class with my friend joy tonight. we haven’t worked out together in a loooong time so it will be fun.

have an awesome rest of your week, ok? catch up with me this weekend over here. xx bri

(artwork by sarah eisenlohr)

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05.29.15

WHAT’S YOUR HAPPY SPOT?

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do you have a happy spot? mine is so random!

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05.27.15

MY HEALTH CHALLENGE / 01

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well, here i am. 15 pounds over my normal weight after going through a breakup (well, two actually) drinking a little too often with friends to talk about said breakups, and then traveling 6 weeks to europe eating every carb in sight. do i regret the carbs? nope. do i wish my pants fit? yep. so when i got home, i decided to jump on a new healthy track and to document it right here to keep me accountable. joanie, who works on the business side of designlovefest, is amazing at staying in shape. she’s always bringing a healthy lunch to work and talking about her crazy aerial yoga classes. to me, working out has always been very annoying. i’m lazy! i did get in shape about two years ago by going to bar method and felt amazing, but lost steam and got bored. wine was way more fun at the time.

my body has always gone up and down in weight. let me show you. i was pretty thin as a teenager and my first two years of college. i think i used to weigh around 118-120Ibs…

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then i gained 30 pounds around 22 years old! (making me 148Ibs) this is when i realized my metabolism wasn’t the same and i went on birth control which put on an extra 10 pounds or so…

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so shocked by the weight gain i decided to cut out almost all carbs and drink way less. by 24 i was the thinnest i had ever been, 112 pounds and i started eating pretty unhealthy honestly…like coffee and salad. i’m not trying to get back to that weight because it was too thin for me. i think at the time i was just so happy to not feel insecure about my body that i took it way overboard. i seriously looked like a bobble head!

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05.07.15

BERLIN, HERE I COME

hey guys. i’m laying in bed dreading packing before we get on a plane to berlin. i’ve been gone over a month now, and my suitcase is starting to look like a frightening massacre. berlin is my last stop before i head home, i can’t believe the adventure is almost over. honestly, this trip has been the best thing that’s happened to me in a long time. (and more on this flower field i visited soon!)

you all are the best when it comes to helping plan my trips. what’s to see in berlin? museums, restaurants, bars…do tell! i haven’t been to berlin in about 4 years now. we are staying in the kreuzberg area and i’m not familiar with the area. thanks so much!!

ps, i have TWO more spots in my berlin social media class!

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04.17.15

HAPPY FRIDAY

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i just wanted to stop by and say happy friday…what are your plans this weekend? i’m packing up again and going to italy, where i am positive i will have too much pizza, pasta and red wine. cliche, but oh so true. i’ve been feeling really great so far on this trip. before i left i was wondering if i would feel homesick or lonely, but i’ve been meeting a lot of new people and hearing their interesting stories and accents. and when i’m by myself, i just enjoy the quiet and time to think. i do miss my friends and my cats, but happy to hear they are doing great with the people staying in my apartment. last night we went to a few bars in lausanne and got a good leg workout from all of the steep hills there. and i’ve spent too long trying to pronounce the “r” sound in french, it’s a hard one to master (if you’re me.)

it may sound boring, but i always like to do things like go to the grocery stores when i’m in other countries. just to observe the people in everyday life, the foods they eat, the differences from the US. i didn’t plan anything on my trip besides my accommodations…i just take it day by day. and luckily i can still be on a somewhat normal work schedule remotely.

anyways, enough rambling. i hope your weekend if full of relaxation or fun. i have a few days by myself in tuscany if you have any recommendations i would love it! xx -bri

(photo by tim walker)

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