You know the feeling of being all cozied up during a big thunderstorm? Feeling the cool breeze across your face and smelling the fresh scent of nature? That’s one of my favourite moments. It’s peaceful to me. It reminds me of how good things are in life and how no moment can be taken for granted. It’s meditative watching a storm pass by when you’re by yourself. I’m sitting through one right now.
I’m bearing my heart today. I’ve been trying to do more of that lately. I like where it’s going. Smiles, heart and giggles; Brit’s latest regime.
I’ve often been someone who straddles the fine line between being a people pleaser and staying true to myself. It’s quite the tango trying to balance everyone’s wants and desires while managing your own self. I’ve noticed recently that I’ve been standing up for what I want in life more than I used to. It seems that I’m not afraid to ask for what I want anymore. I’m not embarrassed to be myself. I have less fear in speaking my truths. I’m pretty proud of that.
When I started my blog I wanted to create a space for you to come visit and retreat to. A place that soothes and fires up the soul all at once. Some place where we could be bubbly AND bold. I had a hard time grasping how to create that space for a while. I wanted to fit in with the other blogs and be what everyone was looking for. The reality is, I am not what everyone is looking for. Neither is this blog. I feel like I’ve finally found my voice. I’m not afraid to bare my heart on here and say what I’m really thinking. I’m not afraid of what you might think of me. I know that I have to write from my heart and not my head. For those of you who know me well, you’ll understand this passionate side of me.
In 2015 I wrote a post on Vision Boards; creating a visual layout of all the things you want to become true in your life. I realized this morning that in asking for all of those things, I’ve had to be strong and really go for them. Although I’m a very traditional girl who wants everyone to love her, I’m also incredibly passionate and driven and hate being told what I can and cant do. I’ve seemingly turned a corner and am standing my ground for what I want. I’m pushing the boundaries and exploring unchartered waters in my personal and professional life. Who says that I can’t be a girl boss, break into the boys club, and be a Mum one-day? Who says I can’t travel the world, keep up with my personal life, and be the best aunt to my little loves? I’ll never lie about who I am and what I want so someone will love me. I’m not the kind of girl to brush something under the rug if it’s eating at my conscience. I’m just not that girl.
I hope this strikes a chord in you. I hope you feel empowered enough to stand your ground for what you want and for who you are. Someone will always love you and someone will always dislike you. I hope by sharing what’s on my heart, it fires up yours.
Like an epic storm and the fresh smell of nature, may reading this be your moment of meditation.
**All photos taken in Santa Barbara, California**