a lifestyle blog

be you

The months are really flyin' by, and it feels good to know I'm growing each and every day. I've learned a lot over the past couple months, mostly about myself and in the lessons others have taught me. All in all, I've realized that simply being me is a wonderful thing.

It's so important not to lose sight of you, especially when it comes to relationships, whether it be a friendship or a romance. In the past I would try to mold myself into someone's life. I thought if I carried a certain attitude or liked what they liked then perhaps we'd fit better together. I would forget what I wanted and what I stood for. I lost my backbone. It was so tiring pretending.

Recently, I found myself again. I put my wants, wishes, and hopes back into perspective. It led to a lot of writing, scribbled reminders of my heart's desires, no matter how big or how miniscule. It led to bettering myself in ways of health, character, and lifestyle. It led to putting my foot down and standing up for myself, even if it meant letting people go.

It's been incredibly freeing. I'm so grateful to have embraced myself and to have amazing friends who do just the same. I know eventually I will find a man who loves that person as well. All in due time.

Carrie Bradshaw couldn't have said it better,

"Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous."

I know I'm a horrible dancer, but I still get up and do my spastic moves. I know I crave Mexican food entirely way too much. I know I have a HUGE obsession with dogs to the point where I let them plant slobbery kisses all over my face, while I get disgusted looks from others. I know that after I have a few glasses of champagne I text embarrassing confessions to my crushes, using mortifying words like "smitten." I know I fall and skin my knees when I wear heels, but I still buy them and practice walking in them all the time. I know I am a hopeless romantic and still believe my movie romance is out there, even if it is just a rom-com. Most importantly, I know I have a big heart.

This is me. It's the me that I love, and I'm not changing for anyone.


  1. Thank you, Bri. That was exactly what I needed to hear.

  2. I love this! Bookmarking it. Perfect :)

  3. Hey Bri! Such a great post :o)

    Just wanted to stop by and share a few things. I am a closet blog freak. I love love love reading blogs (and have contemplated starting one too). So I thought I'd share a couple of my daily reads that happen to be fellow Arizona bloggers that I thought you might enjoy:



    <3 Liz McMahon (because I can't figure out how to post without a url haha)

  4. Hi Liz <3

    Thanks for reading. I love closet blog freaks! I added your recommendations to my reading list. They are wonderful! Maybe you'll start one so I can add yours.


  5. My name is Brianna Sky . (:

  6. Aww yay! I just found your blog and LOVE everything about what you've discovered within yourself! Thank you for being an inspiration to me and several other people out there who lose sight of themselves!! It truly made me giggle about what you have found out about yourself, not because it's funny - embarrassing or anything, but that I can relate!! :)Love it girl, keep up the awesome work and keep loving yourself!! :) bama_chick_1987@yahoo.com


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