You know when things happen and the way you react is different, making you realize you’ve matured or grown older? I totally feel a shift in me personally. I don’t know if it’s age or confidence or something else but I’ve changed. I’ve changed in the way I react to others opinions. This change didn’t happen over night. I remember in high school and some parts of college I was consumed with peoples opinions of me. Just yesterday a very popular Instagram account reposted a picture of mine and hundreds of people commented saying it was unflattering, not cute, etc. I looked at that and shrugged, realizing everyone has an opinion and that I truly didn’t care because I was being true to myself. I don’t know if I got tired of trying to please everyone or I realized that being “nice” and not true to your own voice won’t get you any further in life. I don’t know if a younger me could have handled that kind of critique. Something that has helped me more than I can ever truly express is believing in me first, knowing that I AM good enough, and that Brianna will always stay true to Brianna despite what the crowd has to say.
I work on being confident everyday. I would never lie and say that I’m 100 all the time or that I was just born confident, no. There are somedays I feel so disconnected from myself and my body, not knowing who looks back at me in the mirror. I have trained myself to have those days be few and far between. Whatever it is you are passionate about, there is a reason. You have a unique voice, please use it! Don’t let negative people, the crowd, or anyone tell you that you can’t. This is our time, our new age, our Age of Aquarius ++
Hair and glorious Makeup by Kristen Garrett
Colbalt Blue Tie Up Dress: Forever 21+
Perfect Nude Heel: Nordstrom Rack
Adidas Windbreaker: Vintage
photos courtesy of Kristen Garrett