2018

 

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Hello, beautiful people and Happy New Year!

I can’t believe it’s 2018 already.  To be completely honest, I am glad that 2017 is over.  What a year?  I literally isolated myself, especially from social media, as much as possible to recuperate from the highs and mostly lows of a year that literally has left me using punctuation marks to describe my life.

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If you’ve ever watched the movie Monster-in-Law with Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, there’s a scene where the ladies meet for the first time and chat over tea.  During the conversation, Jane Fonda’s character reaches for the question mark necklace around J Lo’s neck and ask, “Why the question mark?”.  Jennifer responds candidly and freely with a bright smile “Oooh, ’cause I just don’t know?” ended with a carefree laugh.  I swear this is one of my favorite scenes of the movie.  I love Jennifer’s character, Charlie, and I connect with her so much.  She had different jobs and ventures going on at the same time while trying makes sense of it all and embracing the changes as they come.  Charlie went to the beat of her own drum without any apologies.

 Life is full of situations and experiences that are interesting, frustrating, challenging, fun, exhilarating, along with so many other adjectives.  Last year, I struggled with the not knowing and trying to figure it out.  I felt a lot of internal and external conflict because I realized that I lost myself.   I lost “beating the rhythm to my own drum.”  I missed the relationship I had with myself.  I stopped feeding my soul and continued taking on obligations that were depleting me.  I felt like I was suffocating and my body and spirit were suffering because of my unhappiness and discouragement.

 I stopped making my happiness and peace the priority.   So I decided before I go into to 2018, I need to make a change.  THERAPY.  If you’re new to my blog, I am a marriage and family therapist, and I am a believer and supporter of psychotherapy.  There’s this negative stigma associated with counseling and therapy, but there are really great therapists out here who know what they are doing and genuinely care.   Don’t get me wrong, there are some people out there who should not be practicing.  But there are doctors, hairstylists, teachers, spiritual advisors and so on who are really whack yet they are still working.  If someone sucks at what they do find someone who knows what they are doing.

Okay, I’m off my therapy soapbox.  Anyway, therapy has been great, challenging, and needed.  I actually feel like I can breathe again.  I am looking forward to getting back to Brandi.  I must say that it feels great getting back to the blog as well.  I have missed being here and thanks to you who are still hanging out with me!

I look forward to blogging with you this 2018.

Brandi

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Good Vibes Only

Hello, beautiful people!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog, but I’m excited to share a post.  Life has been pretty full which means that I must focus on the all that is good and positive in order to stay balanced and inspired.  I wore my “Good Vibes Only” tee as a reminder to surround myself with good things and people as much as possible.

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I wore this outfit Sunday and I enjoyed putting this look together.  I love graphic tees and prints and made a really cool, chic look.  I rolled my sleeves up and tied a little knot and threw on my favorite leopard print skirt.

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I wore some sandal and added my pink handbag and earrings.

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FYI my graphic tee is from Rue 21 (men’s department which has better graphic tees from personal observation).

It feels so good to share this post with you!  Feel free to let me know what you think!

Talk to you soon!  I can’t wait to share my vacation to California with you too!

Love,

Brandi

The Wedding Guest 

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 Hey, lovely people! 

I had to share my outfit I wore to  a wedding this past Saturday!  Initially, I was going to dress more formal but, I decided to do something different. I wore a maxi dress.  I got it from Rainbow.  I wore gold sandals and gold bracelets to match the gold chain on the neck of the dress. 

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I borrowed my sister’s Jessica Simpson handbag. I got a lot of compliments on my outfit. I love that I looked great without being uncomfortable. 

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Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you soon! 

New Year

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Happy New Year, beautiful people!

It’s officially 2016! It seems 2015 flew by. I have grown so much that it’s amazing.  I hope that you have grown in wisdom, peace, and happiness.  I have learned how to find beauty in the most challenging situations.

I believe that 2016 is filled with so many amazing things, opportunities, beautiful encounters with beautiful people, and an abundance of blessings.  I want to thank all of my readers and followers for showing so much love over the past few years!  I am ecstatic about sharing more with you!

With sincerest regards,

Brandi