And this year brings...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

At the beginning of 2011 I took a long look at myself and where I was in my life and knew that I needed a drastic change. I felt uninspired, and complacent and that did not settle well with me. At this time I was going on six years at my current job. I was grateful to have a steady income, security and the comfort of something familiar, but I knew I could no longer put my time and energy into something I did not have a passion for. So I began to explore other options…

I sat for a long time on all the different ideas in my head. I consulted with God, with Tim, with my family and my friends. I realized that I wanted to be creative again. Basically, for the past few years I just became stuck in the day to day and ignored any sort of imaginative thought that came to mind. I came to this conclusion: I want to possess a skill and have a career for now, instead of thinking about what I might want ten years from now. I want to do something physical and be able to work in an environment with ever changing inspiration.

So with all those things in mind I have decided to explore a career in something that has been in the back of my mind (to afraid and maybe or definitely to insecure to tap into) for as long as I can remember; cosmetology.

Starting today, I will be attending The Kohler Academy, in Scottsdale Az *
I visited many schools and this one immediately felt like the perfect fit. I am super excited about this new adventure in my life and I cannot wait to jump in, get my hands dirty and learn something new! (I know its not med school or anything but I am looking forward to the challenge!)

I wanted to make this announcement on my here to, of course, share my excitement with whoever it is that might read this little ol' blog of mine and to always have a reminder of how I felt at this time in my life. But mainly I wanted to share this so that I could publicly thank my awesome family and friends. There has not been one person in my life who has not been encouraging and supportive and available for me through this process. And you know what? I am not surprised in the least. I don't know why, but I have seriously been blessed with the most loyal, loving and amazing family and friends. And of course, TK gets mad props for being the #1 husband in the world, who is always willing to sacrifice to make me happy, without even having to think about it. I love you all!

So this year brings some major change and even though I may have had a little bit of a nervous/anxious breakdown with some excessive tears that I may have tried to play off as my reaction to a sad episode of How I Met Your Mother...I have waited to long for this, to not be ready for it.

That is probably enough sappiness to hold this blog over for the next couple of years… Thanks for reading!

*If anyone was curious about a follow up to this post, obviously, this means we will be staying in arizona for at least 1 more year. It's bittersweet, but we are happy and feel confident with the decision!


Kira said...

Yay Bri! So happy for you!

Kara said...

YAY!!!! So glad about everything you wrote about here! I can't wait to hear all about school. It's gonna be such a great challenge! (Plus, you can make me pretty, SCORE)

Katherine said...

Ditto to what Kara said, you can make me pretty! Win!

Hope week two (& three, four, five and so on) goes really well. Super props for following your dreams!

❤ Katherine

bri kim said...

Thanks so much ladies! and I would love to make you even PRETTIER! (if possible!)

LO FI LOVE said...

i've been MIA and I'm finally catching up. Yay! congrats! really happy for you! Happy New Year!

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