After she sent that message, starting my blog was kind of hanging over my head but my mind was focusing on other things and I kind of brushed it off.
It wasn’t until I got a package in the mail from my Aunt Helen who my family affectionately calls Alpha. The package consisted of meal prep containers and this bag that had the writing of “Don’t Quit Your Daydream” on it.
As soon as I read that, it was like God spoke to me and said, “Breanna, it’s going to be okay. Start your dream.” So I borrowed my friend’s laptop (because I don’t have one of my own yet) signed up under WordPress and began LetsBreHonest. Feels weird saying that, “my website.”
All glory goes to God for Him speaking to me and sending me signs to allow me to follow my daydream.
For a while, I had been comparing myself to friends and associates who, to me, appear to have their life together. Some have higher paying jobs than mine, husbands or are planning their weddings, children or just seem happy in their life.
Then there’s me.
Who has a college degree but works in a call center, can’t get a good morning text before noon, and sometimes who has to reach out to family for additional funds because the month is longer than my money. I’m no where near I thought I’d be at 26.
When I was younger, I just knew I’d meet my soulmate at college like my parents. I’d planned to have a house and kids by age 24. I rented my first apartment at 24. I thought I’d be running my own Event planning business. I’m working at a call center, being written up for being 2 minutes late.
And sure, you talk to your friends about it, but let’s be honest, that doesn’t help how you feel inside. That doesn’t help the fact that you go to bed every night feeling incomplete.
So that’s why I decided to create LetsBreHonest. Sure, I love being petty and making people laugh; but, I created it to save me.
If you know me, you know I LOVE Beyoncé. My favorite lyric from the song, Pretty Hurts is when the pageant coordinator asks her, “Miss 3rd Ward. What is your aspiration in life?” And she answers, “My aspiration in life is.. To be happy.”
Blogging is my happy; writing opinion and entertainment pieces, specifically. I enjoy expressing myself and usually it’s something others are thinking but are afraid to say. Sure, I may get in trouble but I have no regrets!
After graduating from the best HBCU, Southern University and A&M College where I followed in my mother’s footsteps and became a writer at the Southern Digest and quickly worked my way to becoming the Opinions Editor – I took a break from writing. But, now… I’m back and here to stay! I can’t wait to see what becomes of LetsBreHonest! I’m excited to finally be “walking in my purpose” and can’t wait to let God use me!