© 2018 by Brandie Freely

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free spirit.

I like to think that my life is an example of how everything, given time, works together for our good.

I pack light. I am light. 






You know how that person who loves you the most will ask how you’re doing twice?

“How are you?” they’ll ask. 

You’ll respond, “I’m doing okay!”

They’ll squint they’re eyes, lean in, and ask once more, “How are you really doing?”

You’ll take a moment to decide if you want t...

I love photos. If we’re friends on social media, then that’s probably very clear! I love the candid and photo-journalistic approach to picture taking the most.  I’m often asked what type of camera I use and/or what my editing secrets are.  I usually think to myself, “W...

Honestly, it’s kinda blowing my whole mind that I’m an actual, for real author now. Like, I can add that to my list of who/what I am/do. You know what I’m saying? It’s wild!

Because for the longest I’ve been saying, “I’m writing a book.” And “I wanna write books and tra...

For the past two years plus I’ve been a single mommy (again).  It’s a long and complicated story, but in short I’ve had two unsuccessful relationships since the birth of my daughter.  They were actually marriages, which definitely added weight to the already heavy burd...

As I’ve spoken of in recent posts, stillness has become my thing.  I heavily practice taking my hands off and just allowing life to take its course.  I’m no expert at it, and I don’t want to even imply that it is simple, but I have been practicing and I’m getting bette...

I didn’t know my heart had grown cold.   I was so indifferent about using it over the past couple of years that I just kind of didn’t even think about whether it still worked or not.  I didn’t realize its winter had carried on beyond that of the one in my head, because...

I’m learning to hold on.  Waves are a consistent push-pull in our lives.  Creatively, I struggle with this.  Sometimes I’m so very inspired and productive and motivated to live out my dreams.  I go hard.  I stay up late and write.  I complete the first few steps of pro...

She’s six now. Solona. I still remember the first time I saw her.  A little red ball of life.  Slick hair and long, skinny feet.  The doctor placed her on my chest and I started talking to her.  She immediately tried to raise her head and open her eyes to look at me....

 In May of 2015, I escaped to California to begin healing from a failed marriage.  From May to September I was still and quiet.  I was determined to heal completely before moving forward.  I chose to remain buried in the hurt, disappointment, and regret until I was str...

Eventually, the desire to understand our own layers deepens.  Some dig in and do the dirty work, getting down to the root of who they really are. 

Some prefer not to bother what’s below for fear of altering what appears to be thriving above the surface.

What I have...

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