Sequin Gowns & Mermaid Crowns : Life Update and a Look Back

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Life Update and a Look Back

Hey everyone! Apologies for being incognito on my blog for a couple weeks. As I’m sure you all know, the holidays are super fun but also very time consuming! It’s been a little crazy around here too. So I’d better just go ahead and get to my life update!

My big news is that I just got a real, big girl job! Woohoo! Finally, all my schooling and killing myself in retail for the past three years is worth it! #BLESSUP. šŸ™ŒšŸ¼ I am officially a Digital Content Producer for one of my local news stations! I’ve actually been working there as an Editor/Prompter Operator since last January and have loved it, even though it was part time.

Funny enough, I was planning on leaving soon because there weren’t any other positions open at the time and I was also working at Dillard’s. I was planning on trying to work my way up in the company there, but then this other opportunity presented itself. Again, I almost didn’t apply but boy am I glad I did! I just finished my two weeks of training and I am already in love. I’m finally getting to do what I’ve wanted to do all along: write.

I spend my day writing and editing and doing social media, all things I am damn good at and love to do! So I’m a happy little clam with a regular schedule and my own desk. Plus I will have much more time to get healthy and blog and other things on my to do list. Which brings me to part deux of of this post!

The new year is coming, and what the hell have I done? Since I made a post last year of all my goals and “New Year’s wishes,” I thought it would be fun to look back and see if I have fulfilled any of them! And then maybe I’ll make one for this year too!

I Gradumawated!


My first wish was to be damn proud of myself for graduating with my second degree! I totally did that and killed it! I graduated in May with my B.A. in Interactive Journalism. Something I probably should have gone to school for in the first place. But I happily and humbly own the fact that I am “hotter by 2 degrees!”

Boss Babe


I had high hopes for my career and I finally got started! I’m happy to be on a career track doing something I love and hope to keep climbing my way up!

Love, love, love! 


I wanted to embrace love from all angles, not just a relationship. I think I did that by making a ton of new friends who I truly care for and love!

Mind, Body & Soul

My last wish was to be my best self. Which I will always wish for, since I always believe there is room for improvement. I’ve let my physical health slip a little, but I really want to focus on that more this coming year. Mental health wise, I’m feeling much more in control. Last year was really difficult for me in this department. I dealt with quite a lot of trauma and my anxiety and depression got pretty dark and twisty. At this point, I feel happy and not nearly as anxious all the time. I said I wanted to read a lot, and I sure did! I set a Goodreads goal to read 12 books this year and I’ve read 11! I’m hoping to maybe fly through one more before the year is gone!

Just a few of my favorite 2017 memories!


So I’d say I did pretty well upholding my wishes for the year. It wasn’t the best year ever, but it definitely wasn’t the worst. I’d say I had some bad and some good moments. But I did make some pretty good memories and those are the ones that stick! Hope you all have a very Happy New Year! Check back in a few days for my new wishes and resolutions!

XO, Briana

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