Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Oh, well...hey there!

I just wanted to say hi and I actually really miss the blogging world. I figured I'd update anyone who reads. I turned 26 Saturday and yes, I feel different and older. I had a great birthday, though. It's really nice to have a good time with your friends and be able to confirm that they are good people. Since I last wrote, I had two people (one that was a supposed "best friend since high school") really hurt me and I had to weed them out of my life, but it was really a very positive thing after the initial emotional pain. It made me appreciate the people in my life that lift me up every day instead of trying to bring me down and say such hurtful things. No time for it! Got life going on, ya know?! So get outttt and let me continue to learn in life and rock on. ;)
I hope you're all doing well and I can't believe people STILL check my blog. You are awesome and it makes me really happy to hear that. I love you for it, really. I promised I'd write when I wanted to, didn't I? Whomever advised me (actually, there were several of you) to keep blogging, but to do it when I want to, especially so I can look back on my life in the future and re-read what I went through or what I was thinking: you are all geniuses. Totally the best advice ever. It's really fun to go back and see what was going on in my brain at different times. Funny, mostly. I was trying so hard to be cute. Hahaha. How ridiculous.
Ummm--preach it, Audrey! Sleeping has been a major issue for me lately, which is obviously why I'm writing this at 2am. But I have learned a lot in the past month about how no matter what, you just carry on in life and grow stronger through every difficult, or even happy, situation. So, it has been a really good month because I have learned to look at things a lot differently. Well, for the most part--no one is ever truly done growing up and learning things, I don't believe. I used to, but I also realized that even at 26, I'm still learning things about myself and other people. Life in general. And it's really a great feeling! I'll try and post more sometime soon. I miss a lot of you people! It's time for me to catch up on some blogs. As always, nothing but a whole lotta love from my little corner of the world to yours. xo

Do I look older? Juuust kidding. Hopefully this is goodnight. Ha! PS. I just posted this and looked at my blog and realized it hasn't even been a month. Whatever! You get what I'm saying, right? Don't call me out.


  1. You look like 25.. LOL..age is just a number. It should not affect our personality. And oh, with those people that we had, there are always reason why they don't make it to our lives today, Still be thankful that God gives you the chance to have a better life even without them :) So smile, you're gorgeous :)

  2. Happy belated birthday! You look great!

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  4. you are beautiful. :)
    I think this month has brought a lot of changes for a lot of us.
    Glad you are staying on the positive side. You're an inspiration to all of us.

  5. Happy belated birthday Brani! :) Keep growing, keep learning - the journey's never over, i say!

    xo Viève


  6. Happy belated birthday!! So great to see a blog post from you. Seriously hope you're doing well. :) You look fantastic!

  7. Happy belated birthday beautiful girl!

  8. Happy birthday! I'm proud of you for having the strength to weed out those friends that were no longer helping you be the best you. Friends should be uplifting. When I was going through a hard time with friends, you gave me similar advice on my blog and I want to thank you for that. Also, it's humbling to see that you're also willing to take your own advice. You're a very strong person. 15,478+ thumbs-ups from me!

  9. happy belated birthday, lady!! you look lovely in those pictures!! and you're right, blog when you want to blog .. don't put any extra pressure on yourself!!

  10. I'm a new follower, and I truly love your blog!! Happy birthday :)

    Xo, Erica

  11. Happy birthday beautiful lady! So glad that you're still blogging, but feeling happier with life! I was totally going through a "I NEED BALANCE!" phase this week. Luckily I've worked things out so my life isn't quite as cluttered, either!
    I'm sorry to hear about your supposed best friend. It's always hurtful when things like that happen, but I'm glad that you've got perspective and a very positive attitude! You are such a great example! Thanks for the post, Brani!

    Sue // Chevron & Lace

  12. Happy belated birthday! :) I had to weed out a lot of people from my life while I'm 25 and it feels great. My relationship with my sisters and mom, and my husband just grew stronger than ever.


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  15. I have recently had to weed someone out of my life for like the 3rd time in 8 years. I've known the person since jr high and at one point, she was supposed be my best friend. But she has let her ego get in the way of our friendship too many times and constantly wants to keep drama stirred up. It's ridiculous and I don't have time for it. I used to miss her but now I realize that I don't need people like that in my life.

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