What an exciting time in my life to be featured by the incredible SITS girls (an amazing network of supportive women).
2012 has been a year of pushing my boundaries and chasing my dreams.
…But, let me back up a moment, for anyone who is here for the first time I want to introduce myself.
Hi, I am Brandy Harris. I was born just outside of St. Louis, MO, but my mom, dad, and I moved to Central Florida when I was 6 years-old in 1988.
I am now 30 years-old, this milestone occurred on my December birthday, the 23rd.
(This is me. A picture from the first photo shoot I ever did, which was a cool little dream of mine that came true this year. I posted about it here.)
I am happily married to my best friend, Jerry. We said our vows on October 16, 2010. We don’t have children yet, but we do have an adorable fat cat, Chloe.
I also have Crohn’s Disease. I wrote a piece about it for a site called Tiny Buddha and linked it to my blog back in August. The essay explains how rediscovering my love for creativity (largely through blogging) has become therapeutic for me mentally and physically. As I write in the piece, I think of the Crohn’s as a teacher rather than a disease.
I created my blog in June of 2011 and in that short time have realized that the type of expression I tap into here is essential to finding balance in my life. My drawings have given me another creative route to explore, and I have enjoyed highlighting beautiful women I know through Portrait of a Goddess. I also like to post Self-Reminders and a series I call Creative Recall, which highlights the creativity of my past.
I simply post about what inspires me. I try not to over-think or over-plan. That happens so frequently in life, that last thing I want is for my blog to be an obligation.
So, now to get back to this year and this time of transition in my life. My blog has been seeing a bit less of me lately, but that doesn’t mean that I am not marinating with thoughts and ideas… and I have been posting extremely meaningful poems (which are my favorite as a writer, I gravitate to the short and sweet types of prose ) to process through the new adventures on my horizon.
2012 has been full of exciting undertakings. The previously mentioned photo shoot, which took place because I pushed my boundaries and tried out for a play, The Vagina Monologues, where I met the photographer when head-shots were taken. The play lead to a close friend bringing co-workers to opening night, which lead to where I am now, about to start a new job after being at my current job for 5 years.
I am a mental health therapist and I am savoring this exciting, and wonderfully scary, time.
Thank you for stopping by and reading, whether this is your first time on Deliciously Alive or not. Whoever you are and whatever your circumstance, I hope life is on the upswing for you.
…and please connect with me on Twitter and/or email at BrandyHarris1016 [at] gmail.com