Throwback Thursday- I Wrote This

I just took a peek at my old blog and this was the last substantial post before purchasing a domain.  It was categorized under ‘relationshits’.

I’m amazed that in less than two years my views on relationships have changed so drastically. I found my great love. I started a family. There’s a wedding in my ( distant!) future. I’m so incredibly happy. Not all the time, of course, and not for every corner of my life. I have a long way to go if I even get there. But this little corner? This little cottage? It’s all ours and it feels so damn right.


Posted on May 8, 2011by Brittney

A Novel Outline, Annotated

Title:  2010: A Year in the Life of a Slacker as Chronicled by Failed Relationships. I outlined it month by month, new year to new year. Every event was 100% true. Step outline is as follows:

  1. NYE, year of yeses, george, new years day.
  2. City trip, AC
  3. Valentines day
  4. City trip 2, moving in
  5. Birthday, grandma, gig
  6. Breakup, barcelo, blind date, death, message (April)
  7. Blind date # 2, bored fuck
  8. City trip, pity, adventures in online dating
  9. Memorial day weekend
  10.  Birthday weekend
  11.  get together, vibes
  12. online dating continues, questioned
  13. motivating the unmotivated
  14. the wedding, the breakup
  15. the scare, the new guy
  16.  the pattern, the realization
  17. new years again

I last saved the draft in March, ready to expose everyone around me, not giving a shit. I knew this included changing my name and moving far, far away from all the people I exposed. Continue reading


With Confession comes Resolution

Over the years, time and time again, I’ve attempted to start a blog that went nowhere.

The truth is that I would get way too caught up in the minutiae -the photos, the content, the marketability- that I would read and research and hem and haw until-poof! The inspiration was gone and I was on to the next one.

The truth is, I’m not a Stepford Mom and I never will be. We live in a glorified studio apartment, not an easy breezy suburban home. Hannah eats Gerber, not organically grown homemade baby food.  I don’t make Pinterest Perfect appetizers, I throw pre-made spring rolls in the oven before the Giants game. Sometimes I make chili. A delicious, unapologetic , spicy, not pretty at ALL chili. I’ve wanted to decorate our Dollar Tree coffee mugs with Sharpie but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. And I’m not apologizing for any of this.

I am finally ready do what I’ve wanted to do for years and just write.

No holds barred. About our teeny tiny home and our not so teeny tiny girl. I am working on photographing more and in the process I will figure out how to get the most out of my increasingly obsolete Coolpix camera. I will learn by doing, not obsessing.

I will compile my grandma’s recipes in that book I got a year ago. I will do my best to catch up with Hannah’s baby books ( yes, books). I will focus on comfort over cuteness for our little home. And yes, I will attempt the Pinterest Perfect first birthday party for our little Bear. I have 7 months to plan, no excuses!

2009- The year of YES

2010- The year of NO

2011- The year of RISK

2012- The year of FAMILY

2013? The year of DO.