I’M BACK B*TCHES.

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OK. So let’s just go ahead and address the elephant in the room (or elephant in the blogspace… I guess)

I’ve been MIA. Not because I haven’t wanted to post, but things have just been constant chaos. As is for everybody. I’ve honestly been so focused on making money, maintaining my mental health, and making sure I can afford my lifestyle; that the things I love (like writing stupid antics on this blog) fell by the wayside. It’s an excuse and honestly, not cool. I had a conversation with somebody recently about how people make time for what’s important to them; and in retrospect it was like the pot calling the kettle black (or purple, to be PC) (also not sure if I was the pot or the kettle) ANYWAYS.

So, a quick update. I moved to California. I’ve been real busy self sabotaging relationships, you know the usual. Whilst also trying to figure out what I want out of life. What I want to be when I “grow up.”

When I first moved to California, I was a nightmare.. (let’s be honest, still kinda am) but, when I first moved here I was going out, drinking all the time and honestly just making bad decisions all around. Made toxic friends that did things I would never in my life imagine was even out there. (for context and comedy; a girl I met I found out was an escort, because she opened up and told me that she drives to Palm Springs every other weekend to sleep with a married man, with kids, CRAIG who likes to cross dress when they did, you know, the dirty..) LIKE WUT.

I then started distancing myself from toxic people, toxic situations, and things got a lot better. I started therapy from past traumas and got a lot of bad shit out that I should have dealt with years ago. I started looking at things differently. Life is what you make it. If you manifest happy shit, happy shit happens. ** not an exact science but kinda. **

REGARDLESS. Y’all know me. I’ve always got ridiculous shit happening and it’s been three years since I’ve updated y’all with my most recent degeneracy. Point being, there’s some good and mildly hilarious content coming. I made a commitment to spend more time on things that are important to me; and this is one of them. Hopefully all two of my followers are still around, if so big ups. Stay tuned for some hilarious stories / updates.

Good vibes only,

XOXO Brandi (also now nick-named The Branimal) .. don’t ask.

 

Living My Dreams.. Well, almost.

I’M ALIVE!

I haven’t been able to post because I have been putting all of my effort into S&FW, my new boutique! Quick back story: this is something I’ve wanted to do for SO long. I noticed I was surrounding myself with a lot of people with ‘ideas’ but none were actually executed. So I did it. I bit the bullet and with some extra money from a paycheck I filed for my business license. From there it was uphill. I applied for about 8 loans, and because of some stupid things I pulled in college, they all got declined. I was back to square one. Kinda hard to get inventory with no monies… So, it started at about a 10k purchase order, and I had to ween that down to $1500. I filed my taxes, got back my return, and instead of paying off my credit cards (whoops) I decided to take a chance and buy inventory for the store. When I got everything in it was a rush. Had to schedule a photoshoot- had to make up descriptions and enter all the products online, enter tax rates, shipping, etc. With the help of some amazing people, both local photographers and my beautiful friends (aka the modelz) everything was finally starting to fall together. A lot of sleepless nights, and working after work to wake up and go to work again, it launched. I have never felt such a sense of pride and happiness in anything I’ve done. I was SO OVERWHELMED by the support I received upon launch from my friends, family, and even people I haven’t talked to in forever! It was incredible. People ask me what I’m doing on my lunch break (at my day job) and I’ll tell them shipping orders out. While they think this sounds horrible (and I admit it isn’t the most exciting part of the business) I am so motivated and excited to do it. It may not make sense to most, but hey, idgaf. It’s my baby and I can’t wait to see how much it grows in the coming months!

So that’s where I’ve been. I’ve added some shots below of the product line- check it out. I’ll be back next week with a new, witty, opinionated post about something totally unrelated. BUT SERIOUSLY CHECK DIS SHIT OUT.

sandfw.com ❤

Good Vibes Only,

XO Brandi

 

 

Tinder for Girlfriends?

–So, I’ve heard a few people ask, why isn’t there a Tinder for girlfriends? I’m really curious why there isn’t. Like oh you watch Scandal? Me too. Your house or mine? You like red or white wine? Done.

But then I think of how girlfriends are these days and I realize why there isn’t. You can’t really trust anybody.

Maybe I’m biased, but if somebody I hold close is stranded on the side of the road in South Carolina, you’d better believe I’m going to get out of bed and go pick your ass up.

I hate how society has these standards of how girlfriends are, what they talk about, etc. I don’t have small talk with people that are part of my tribe. We have empowering conversations. We don’t talk behind each other’s backs, we have them covered if anything. Women empowering women, why isn’t there more of that shit?

These days some girls have become so catty, surface, and play dumb for attention because that’s what a man wants. Or at least that’s what you may think. I don’t care if my independence and intensity intimidates a man. If you can’t handle me, it wasn’t meant to be.

And no, your party friends are not your ‘good friends’ UNLESS you hang out outside of clubs and bars, and they know things about you others don’t. Unfortunately, most of your ‘party friends’ don’t know much at all about you, they are just a pretty face to go out with. It’s sad how surface things have become and I personally would much rather have a close knit group of friends who I can talk about life, business, goals, and self-growth ideas than ten thousand acquaintances ANY DAY of the week.

Women have been taught to be subdued in society and I’m loud and proud that I haven’t conformed. I’m not a crazy feminist, or anything. I’m just saying… us as women should look deeper and find those good connections that are going to help you grow as a person. Set goals, have a support system.

Women Empowering Women. Hell yeah, I support it. We need more of that.

Good Vibes Only,

XO Brandi