Wow, I cannot believe it's been almost a year since I sat down to write my last blog post. I've missed blogging, I've missed the creative outlet it offers, and I've missed the friends I used to connect with on a regular basis through this blog. I'll admit though, it's been a much needed break.
I started Just Bri right after graduating college. I had just moved to a new city where I knew no one, and was embarking on my first "big girl" job. This blog was a raw and honest attempt at sharing the life of a recent college grad, going through life's transitions. Somewhere along the way though, the authenticity I wanted for this space was lost.
Between the product reviews, "fashion" posts, and giveaways, my voice became inauthentic. Don't get me wrong, I love an occasion to wear something other than jeans and a t-shirt, and I will forever be a fan of makeup and killer shoes, but that's not what I want to define me.
This past year I've begun to trust Jesus more than I have my entire life. I've wholeheartedly allowed him to direct my path, and I've seen him work in ways that I never dreamed possible. I've grown in my faith, and learned that the depths of my sin make his grace that much more beautiful. It hasn't been pretty, it's actually been really hard, but when is growth every easy?
So, things around here are changing. I'm going back to raw, honest, and hopefully refreshing posts. Posts about life, and my journey through faith wrapped in grace. It may not be what you're used to reading, but I hope you'll stick around because I'm sharing from my heart and I'm hoping that my words will speak to you.