As you know we’ve been based in Bali the last month, we were able to see the amazing things that Bali has to offer and took a few weekend trips! A spontaneous weekend trip to the Maldives was one of the highlights! The Maldives has been on both of our bucket lists for, forever and it definitely lived up to the hype! We saw dolphins, went snorkeling, went to the beautiful sandbars, stayed in a water bungalow, swam in the most crystal-clear water you have ever seen and fried ourselves to a crisp… After that we took a quick trip to Malaysia and Singapore, saw some beautiful temples and almost missed our flight home! We just made it to Thailand and we can’t wait to start our new adventure here!
While we’ve been away we have had a lot of time to think and see things from a new perspective. We have all been heavily influenced by the positive message of the “This is Me” campaign on Instagram and other social platforms. We think it is a beautiful message and has given so many people the opportunity to see themselves and others in a new light!
One thing that we have really been thinking about is the continued focus on appearance through all of it. It is great that we are encouraging people to be confident without makeup, with wrinkles, or dark circles, but we feel like we need to look at the deeper meaning of “beauty” that is found inside. There is a line that’s getting blurred between what we look like and who we are.
We feel like the focus needs to be redirected a bit because some of the world’s most beautiful people may never be on the cover of vogue or trending on Instagram’s Discover Page. If we started complimenting each other’s character instead of appearance, we feel that true confidence and beauty would have more of a place.
You are beautiful. You are the beautiful creation of everything that life has thrown at you. Every experience that created every one of those wrinkles or scars (Which we now have a lot of thanks to our scooter crashes in Bali..) are beautiful and has made you, YOU. We don’t care if your T- Zone is covered in acne from the stress that you have had to carry! We care about the person, who despite it all, has learned to be more kind, courageous, and a little more sensitive to the feelings of other people.
So, this is me:
I’m Bri. I’m a dancing queen, a little diet coke dependent, and a travel addict. If you weren’t aware, just ask my bank account, he is heavily aware! But you can either laugh about it or cry about it. I’m a big advocate of laughing at yourself and my laugh varies from a dainty school girl to a laugh comparable to the Disney character Goofy - both of which always make me laugh harder.
But my life isn’t just traveling, drinking Diet Coke, and laughing like Goofy. I have some really hard things that I have been through and trust issues so bad, I can probably count the number of people who know everything about me on two fingers. I’m hesitant, but excited to share some of the hard things that have made me, me, with you all soon.
We can talk about all of our problems together because I apparently have some of the biggest ears in the world. I will listen to you and let you talk through your problems for days on end. If I don’t have a solution/advice, at least I can sympathize. Don’t even worry about crying in front of me because chances are I’ll beat you to it! I am a very big sympathy crier.
I’m famously awkward, funny as crap and most people in Bali don’t know if I’m from America, England, France, or Mars because of all my accents! Although my accents may be fake my intention are to never be fake with you. This is me, the REAL me.
I’m Britt. I am a huge advocate for adventure, spontaneity, and dirty diet cokes. Apparently, I am the worst scooter driver to ever step foot in Bali (see scars on leg for reference), but I do it anyways because seeing the beauty of the world is worth the risk for me.
I have some serious trust issues, which makes it hard for me to open up and share my true feelings with people. I can name the entire list of people I trust, all while holding my breath and still have some left over. Yes, I can hold my breath for a long time, new record: 4.5 seconds
I have been through some pretty hard things in my 21 years of life. Things most of you will have no idea about, but I look forward to sharing them with you soon. Despite it all, I have found ways to pick myself up, dust myself off, and move forward with a smile on my face.
I have a heavy addiction to froyo that I don’t plan on fixing any time soon and I haven’t shaved my legs in a solid week. But let me tell you what…if you’ve got boy probs, girl probs, mom probs, business probs, and just plain old life probs….
I’m most definitely your go-to girl. I can listen and sympathize like you wouldn’t believe. I won’t try to fix it unless you ask, but I will do everything I can to make you smile again. I am a safe place to unload and although I may have some serious underlying trust issues, you can be confident with your trust in me. This is me, the REAL me.
Yes we love pretty hair, make up, and dressing to impress, but the beautiful we hope others see, is the beauty of our character. We hope by being open with you, you can feel comfortable being open with us. We are all on our phones. If you ever need something, or someone, I'm only one call AWAYYYYY, or dm, or text, or anything else. As T Swift would say, "Stay Beautiful" in the realest way!
Bri & Britt