Emily Bracey, lover of everything in her life and so excited for what the future has in store. The past year has been a roller coaster. I went through some super low moments, but the one’s that were high were sky high. I have learned from all of those moments. It has taken 23 years, but I am finally completely satisfied, happy, and in love with the person I am and have become. Just a few days ago I was talking to my best friends about how blessed I am to call my group of friends ‘my best friends’. Yes, I have my super close, sister-like best friends. What I mean is, I have rid my life of all the fake, superficial, and anything and anyone who was bringing me down and or bringing negative energy into my life. One of my new favorite quotes, and possibly a future tattoo (sorry, mom):
“She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.”
Isn’t that beautiful? When I said it to a friend her initial instinct was, “oh, is that about your ex?” and then I thought to myself, wow I never realized how that also applies to certain people in my life. To me, it’s about things always being okay because nothing is completely set in stone. If you are unhappy, make a change. But, unfortunately, sometimes you don’t realize how unhappy you are until you make that change. One big aspect of my life is my health. There are days where I can run miles and miles, but then for a few weeks I wont be able to get out of bed. Those days where I’m running outside, I feel so blessed to have that weight off my shoulder for the time being. I know I have blogged about this in the past, but I will always remember when my best friend told me to be selfish for once in my life. For my whole life, I always put others first. So yes, I have become a little selfish this past year because I have been focusing on me. That freedom is the best freedom. Something as simple as stating my opinion on, “where do you want to go for dinner?” is sometimes all it takes. School, oh school. I have been in this ‘real world’ now since May of 2014 and wow, that has done wonders. I have learned that not everything has to be perfect and it’s okay to mess up because that is how you learn in life. I truly feel sorry for those who also feel that way, I wish I would have figured that out sooner in life.
Yesterday I told my mom, “I would rather be struggling and happy than an emotional anxious wreck doing something I really don’t want to do anymore”. At this current moment, I’m not seeing living in NYC in my future, but that’s 110% fine with me. My dreams have changed since I graduated and I couldn’t be happier. Of course, me being me, I still want to do something in the fashion industry. I have decided to have my own brand and store. I’m going to start online and have it up and running hopefully by Thanksgiving 2015 and then when I’m older and decide where I want to settle down, I’ll open up a physical store. I want to be my own boss. I want to be able to travel and see my family.
Maybe in the next few years that will change again, but for the mean time I am the happiest I have ever been. I am me.
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Emily Bracey, future Fashion Designer, currently and forever fabulous. I’m a twenty-three year old wine loving graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. When I’m not attached to my sewing machine or sketchbook (which doesn’t happen often) I’m off exploring this city, but with a twist, I’m on a realistic budget. But believe me, I make due. My ever expanding closet is from the new, the old, the recycled, and my favorite: samples! I’m a girl who loves a good deal and that sale bin is always calling my name. When I feel like a simple piece of jewelry is over priced, I make it and don’t worry I will surely show you! DIY is one of my favorite hashtags of all time, right after FOOD. Not any kind of food, I’m a vegetarian. I also don’t eat dairy and gluten. Never the less, I love cooking and finding tasty recipes. Hopefully I don’t bore you and you come back to see my latest posts!
*Also I’ll be adding different pages showing my outfits, nails, and other crafts I come up with 🙂