A New Adventure

It starts as a the faintest of feelings.

Like a single strand of hair that brushes across your face as a breeze wafts in through the window. It’s so small, it almost doesn’t even exist. You may ignore it at first, but as the moments accumulate, you notice that feeling building within you. It gets stronger and stronger until you can no longer suppress it. No longer is this just an idea of something you might possibly want to do. It’s something you must do.

Redhead with sunflower

Lovely readers, dear friends, a new adventure is calling my name. I’ve always been the type to follow my heart. Rarely do I do anything with a solid plan in mind. I don’t know that I could do that. It just wouldn’t be me.

Almost exactly two years ago, I moved to Philadelphia from New York to get started on this dream job of mine. A dream job that turned into a whole new life. It honestly has been a dream come true. My life has been changed in the greatest of ways. I wouldn’t give this back for anything. In just a few days, I’ll be heading back to New York for a bit. A few months I think — the summer, maybe. Back to my roots, to reground myself. Then, I’ll be off to somewhere else.

Walking away with sunflower

Exactly what I’ll be doing I can’t be sure. I have to wait and see where my heart leads me. I’ve always wanted to open up and online shop, selling some beautiful objects I come across but can’t possibly keep all for myself, as well as my own little creations. I think I’ll start there. Maybe it’ll be well received, maybe it’ll be a total bust. I have no way of knowing until I try it out. I’ve also always had this dream of being some sort of host on a TV show or something. Why? I have no idea. I don’t even own a TV. But I love to be totally ridiculous and really freaking weird, and to make people laugh in the process. Again, I’ll just wait and see. :)

One thing I do know, though, is that I’m certainly not ready to totally leave Free People. Absolutely not. Wherever I go, whatever I end up doing, I’m still planning to very much be a part of this blog of ours. I unfortunately won’t be quite as involved, but you can expect to hear from me here and there throughout the week, every week, until I reach a point in my journey where that’s no longer doable — if that ever even happens. I love you all too much to say goodbye for good!

Building 25

So yes, I’ll still be around, but I wanted to take this time to say thank you to you all. These past two years have been a whirlwind of experiences for me. I can’t put in to words the gratitude I have for everything this opportunity at Free People has given me — and you guys are a gigantic part of that. What would I do without your support? I can’t tell you how much joy we all get from reading your comments and seeing you partake in the different contests we do — whether here, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook… anywhere. And if you ever get the thought that we don’t click the links when you share your personal blogs with us, you better think again. ;) So please, keep reading, keep sharing your thoughts with us, and keep your suggestions coming! We love you all.

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I’d love for you to stop by my personal blog Hummusbird, and keep in touch with me on Instagram! Maaaybe even look out for my shop to come on Etsy. :)

But, as I said, I’m certainly not leaving this blog. So… I’ll be back in a few days with my next post!

xox

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Best of luck to you

Ella Wild xoxox
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marissa l

sad to see you go, brigette, but good luck in all your next adventures! we’re rooting for you xx

Gilda Ramos

OMG! I have learn a lot from you on your posts! Im certainly gonna be looking for your posts every week! Wish you the best of luck on your next project!
XOXO
Gilda

I will miss your regular posts! I hope you have a great summer in NYC. I opened an online shop not too long ago on a whim and it has been much more successful than I thought possible – I’m sure yours will do really well! Your personal blog is lovely and I look forward to following you on there. Best of luck!
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Good look and sunshine in this new journey!
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Good luck… your posts are my favorite, and I can’t wait to see where life takes you.

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Good luck!! But it must be exciting to start on a new adventure.. it’s always scary, but I’m sure you’ll rock at whatever comes your way!!

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Feel out those roots, Bridgette! At least you will be nearby. I get the itch to touch down in my roots in SF/California, but it isn’t a convenient train ride away. Have a beautiful summer, lady! I will see you around. xo

natalie

love you brig brig

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Good Luck! New adventures of the unknown are so exciting! I will definitely miss your regular posts on here, but will be checking your personal blog and of course i’m excited about that new etsy shop you speak of.

Good luck!
I’ve loved your posts, and they will be missed!

Best of luck to you! You’ve always had lovely posts, look forward to keep reading them :)

You have really been an inspiration to me, I love your view point on life, your creativity and humor. I follow you on instagram and also read your blog too. I have so much confidence in your adventures because you seem like a genuinely good person- with an AMAZING style. I’m happy you’re not totally leaving the FP family because when I first saw your instagram picture (or Jana’s, not sure) I was so upset. Best of luck to all you do, I can’t wait for your Etsy shop! Keep on keepin on girl!

Wow! What a great post written elegantly. I always look forward to your posts and hope to have more to read in the future! Best of luck lady :) Xx, Tiffany | http://www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com/

Brigette! I wrote you a love letter a while back after seeing you in bloomberg business weekly! you are my idol and I love you. so many blessings your way. you go mama.

xoxo
moni

Sounds like you are off to wonderful new adventures!!! I’m very excited for you and I wish you the best of luck!!! I’m looking forward to hearing about your journey. Best Wishes!!! Susan

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Summer

you can’t leave I need you! you’re my favorite blogger <3 who else is going to teach me how to wash my hair with honey and stain things with tea & coffee. this blog has changed the essence of how I live and see life and you are definitely a big part of that brigette. I am happy for you and hope you find what you are looking for. I'm glad you will be in and out on the blog still and I will for sure follow your personal blog. I hope you can see somewhat how many peoples lives… Read more »

Aaaw, Brigette, I’ll miss your regular posts, they were always my favourite! But I’m happy you’re not completely leaving and I’ll also follow your personal blog for sure! I’m excited to hear about your new adventures! All the best to you!
xoxo

This is so so sad !! i wish you all the luck, you really are a true inspiration !! good luck in the future Bridgette !!

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Ottilia

Awww, I loved all of your posts! Like they’re my absolute favorites! And sometimes, when I’m sad I look up that picture you once took when you smuggled Ollie onto the bus in your scarf, that always makes me laugh. Have a wonderful adventure though, I’m really looking forward to following your journey! And if you ever come to Sweden, lets grab a coffee and talk about bees and cats.
Love, Ottilia

Good luck with whatever you do! I love that you’re brave enough to wander and completely follow your heart, what a wonderful lifestyle. I hope you find an awesome adventure, i’ll miss reading your regular posts! :)

Ari

Thanks for the brilliant posts and good luck xx

Thank you for sharing your light and being an inspiration for so many on this blog. I’ll be following your personal blog to see where life takes you next– I know it holds great things! xoxo

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tara

aww good luck Bridgette! i know that where ever you go you will shine and bask in success! i just want to say that you are one of the most inspiring and wonderful people i have ever seen. i want to thank you for all of your amazing posts and just being you, you are so cool and i really look up to you a lot! i’m 16 and you have totally inspired me and everything about you has really influenced my lifestyle in the most positive of ways. thank you so much, you are amazing and i can’t wait… Read more »

Good Luck with you’re new adventure! I’ve only been reading this blog a few months, but have really enjoyed your posts (and actually went back and read all the old posts too!).

I recently started up my own business selling my designs, moving away from London and back to the seaside. It was scary, but so SO worth it (I hope). I hope you find whatever you do as fulfilling as I have.

x

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