Friday, April 29, 2011

Word Vomit

Most people that know me could tell you I am not one that knows when to shut my mouth. AKA Word vomit! In my opinion this isn't always a bad thing, but some would say otherwise.

I have had more changes in the past year than I probably have had the entire 26 years of my life. Some bad, some good, some hard, some easy, some stupid, some smart. Whatever they were though you can bet some word vomit was included! Whether it was telling somebody my VERY strong opinion about what they were doing, or whether it was telling a complete stranger that I liked their purse or shoes, or telling a stranger to price match those eggs. I don't like to keep my opinions, ideas, suggestions, etc to myself. Hence the blog: Out of the Mouth of Brittany. (That I desperately wanted to title Word Vomit, until I had the image of my mother shaking her head and saying for the 382nd time "I don't know where you came from" So, Mother... you're Welcome)

I have had several people tell me the best way to express yourself is to write down your thoughts. "Keep a journal" some would say. Which I have tried for years. Which means I have about 6 journals that are halfway completed. My poor children. Others told me to keep a notepad with me at all times and when I had strong emotions I should write them down. Well, since I am not a poet, song writer, or somebody with deep thoughts like John Handy, I decided this would probably turn out worse than my journals and would most likely get lost in the deep dark hole that is my purse. So, the third and final suggestion was a blog. Which as you can see, was a good suggestion. However, the people that suggested it may regret that decision after hearing some of my word vomit, for that, I apologize in advance.

A year ago I made the hardest decision of my life. I chose to start a brand new life at the age of 25. I went from knowing exactly what I wanted, who I was, and where I was going, to the exact opposite. I walked out of one life where I knew everything and into another where I knew nothing. Scary yes, but exciting! I have always loved dangerous adventures! My 3 broken bones, and 8 broken fingers would agree.
     So, I have learned a lot about myself in this past year. I have learned how important friendship is to me and I have been given 3 amazing ladies to help me through anything that I am pleased to call my 3 best friends! I have discovered what life means to me. I have realized how truly important the Gospel is in my life, how amazing the power of prayer can be, and how God's will is the only will. I have learned a lot, but I am still learning very much. I have a lot of things that still need some figuring out. So, while I figure stuff out, I will bring you along for the ride! Don't worry, every blog post will NOT be something mushy, insightful, poetic, or even contain one deep thought. But I can promise you every post will contain some sort of word vomit out of the mouth of Brittany. Hope you enjoy!