I’d like to keep writing in here, a little more than I usually do. Today I’m really inspired by the thought of Branding My Life. In other words, making a list of what you want to be, how you want to feel and creating a image and plan of what that is. I’ve always been the nice girl, the super nice girl. Yes, I prize being nice and good to others. But I think I was missing something. I also want to be a bad ass. I mean, I am from Bad Axe, Michigan, and since I started college people have been saying, “Oh, you mean Bad Ass??” like it was super novel and funny. Why not go with it?
But on a more serious note, I think much of my anxiety can be attributed to not living the kind of life I know I want to live, which is full of wonderfully wholesome things like baking, cooking, creating a home AND some bad ass components like pushing amazing ideas into existence, creating, talking openly and honestly about things that no one wants to discuss, fighting the ego, jumping out of planes, climbing mountains, telling fear to go F* itself. You get the picture.
It is an amazing thought to design or brand your life. And that’s just what I’m doing. Making a list of how I want to feel, putting images and plans to that, and then choosing to live my life that way.
One of my first steps on this journey is beginning to embody that vision with my own personal style. I’m purging almost all of the things I have right now except for those that make me feel bad ass. Then I’ll slowly be adding things that compliment and inspire me. Oh, and I’m getting my hair did next week with the lovely Erin. I love many of these styles but am really drawn to either the long, dark looks, or the platinum short and edgy cuts. What must that say about me? That I want to live on the edge of something, not in the middle. I want to take chances and be noticed (even though both of those things scare me). But isn’t that what life is about?
Stay tuned. And if you want help branding your life, hit me up! The sources for my photos can be found on my pinterest.