twenty-six (plus one)

One can’t help but be introspective on their birthday. You think about what you’ve done over the last year of your life, and wonder if you’ve progressed or just stayed the same. Am I really happy with my life? Am I happy with who I’ve become?

I can say without a doubt that I am happier than I’ve ever been. At only twenty six I feel like I know mostly who I am, and mostly where I’m going. I’ve found the love of my life, and an art that I feel immensely passionate about. I am surrounded by family and friends that love and support me on this journey. Sometimes I stop and wonder to myself – how did a girl from the figurative ‘wrong side of the tracks’ get to this spot in life? If my old self met my current self, she might have a hard time believing that this is reality.

While life is not perfect (and really, is it EVER?) it is definitely awesome, with so much more to come. I am excited to write the next chapter of my life.


4 Responses to “twenty-six (plus one)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I know you have had a up hill climb through your life- but you are a great person and I know you
    will achieve anything and everything you set out to get..
    You are a beautiful young women although I always loved that little girl..
    Aunt Karen

  2. Heather says:

    Hope you had a great birthday, Brandi! 🙂

  3. Cathy Crawley says:

    Happy Birthday! 26 is such a good age, I remember it well 🙂 I love these photos of you through the years, you were such a cute toddler!

  4. ohana photographers says:

    happy happy *belated* birthday brandi! hope you had an awesome day!!

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