Sometimes I find myself thinking of days gone by. Of spring nights under a clear Texas sky, full of stars…these moments, those memories are like a flood sometimes and its seems like such a long, long time ago.

In February 2018, I packed up my Malibu, moved across the county leaving Texas in the rear view. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. At the time, I was stuck in a job that I hated ( it paid the bills…) and my personal life was in shambles. In the end, I chose ME. It’s the best decision I ever made.

Some days I wake up thinking about the road I’ve traveled, from that small Texas town I grew up in, to an island in the Pacific Northwest and I’m grateful and humbled to see how far I’ve come. Then this week , I moved from that beautiful island to the main land, to a town 45 miles south of Vancouver, BC (British Columbia!) I never imagined I would be here, in this place, at this time.

As this next chapter of my journey begins, its seems like a good time to share some advice I’ve gotten over the years.

Stop being self-conscious. Nobody is paying any attention to you. Everyone is paying more attention to themselves.
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me earlier in life.
And finally, remember you’re only seeing everyone else’s highlight reel.

The moral of the story…believe in yourself. It’s the most important thing you will ever do.

That’s all for now. I promise I will get better at this. Thanks for reading and I hope you all had a Happy Easter!

4 thoughts on “Nostalgia”

  • Beth Newman says:

    I think it is totally normal to look back at days gone by and remember and even long for the good times. Sometimes I forget to remember the bad times or the reasons why I decided to change things in my life. I think it is awesome that you are introspective and that you are learning to do what is best for you not best for others! We women tend to never put ourselves first. (I am still working on that and I am way older than you!!) Keep writing, Brandy! You are doing a great job!!

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