Tom Kucy x Life, Set Sail

I just celebrated my 29th birthday. When I look back on last year (because which of us doesn’t feel reflective on our birthday?) I am astounded at the series of events that has led me to where I am now…

Tom Kucy x Life, Set Sail
Last July was the worst of my life. My marriage of nearly five years ended and I was alone, confused, and broken. Thankfully I had a dear friend by my side going through the same thing but I also had many friends encouraging me to work things out, telling me that surely things weren’t as bad as I was making them out to be – let me tell you now, you don’t know anything unless you are in it. On top of that, my grandma passed away about a month later and personal family issues were running at on all time high. I honestly don’t know how I was able to continue to function as a somewhat healthy human being, but I did.

Tom Kucy x Life, Set Sail
After nearly two years of freelancing I was forced to get a day-job, which was probably the best thing for me at the time (and now nearly a year later has opened up a crazy amount of opportunities). On top of still running my blog I now manage social media accounts for four different businesses which all came from applying to be an ice cream scooper (of all the things haha).

I am also dating a really great guy, which I definitely wasn’t expecting to find so soon – and he is honestly the most kind and considerate person I have ever met in my life. Although I was initially terrified of jumping into another relationship (or god forbid, falling in love) I’m so glad I took a risk with Cody (the tall guy in my Instagram stories). I think when you find someone that makes you happy, you’d be a crazy person to let them go out of fear.

Tom Kucy x Life, Set Sail

I feel more like myself than I have in years. I’m happy, healthy, goofy, driven…all the good things. It’s refreshing to know that it’s never too late to start again. If you find yourself in a situation where you are no longer happy with the way your life is going, guess what? You can change that. It’s not easy, god is it not easy, but one day things will get better (they will likely get much worse first but it will get better eventually). Don’t fear change, change is always inevitable. Learn from it, grow, but most importantly (as cliché as it sounds) stay true to yourself.

xx -b.

photos by tom kucy

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  • Aww, happy belated birthday, Brittany. I’m so happy to hear you’re doing so well! It shines through in everything you do. :) Wishing you continued peace and joy!

  • Loved this post! It’s great to see you so happy after everything, you deserve it! x

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  • Ruth Savage

    I think the hardest thing (as your Mom) was watching from a distance as each painful step forward unfolded for you, we all learned some things this year as a family but you got the worst of it…learning from our mistakes is a gift we can give ourselves, accepting the love of our family and friends is another…perhaps the greatest, love you SO much my sweet, brave, fearless girl XO

  • I’m so happy for you. It’s lovely to see what you’re doing great now and that your life seems to be getting back into places. Life happens sometimes but we need to keep going and hope that the good will come out of bad :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Thank you Leta, that’s so sweet of you to say! And you’re totally right :) xx

  • I feel so happy for you that you got back on your feet and that it’s going so well now :)
    I personally need a change as well and I will get to it and embrace it come September!

    • What’s happening in September!??

      • I’m gonna start looking for a new job!