Catching Up: Before.

The Patio of my new apartment

The Patio of my new apartment

I think it’s very easy to lose track of time. We all seem to do it at one point or another. It can happen when you’re getting lost in the world of a book. It can happen when you go camping for a week. It can happen when you work at the same place for several years. Time just has a way of slipping by us some times. I think sometimes time can be unfair in that sense. That a moment can pass us by like the wind on a spring day, and at other times it can last longer than a old oak tree. Time serves no one. (Except for The Doctor but even he struggles with it at times.)

With that being said, to me, it feels like it’s been a lot longer since I regularly posted on here. I think that I can attribute that to this past year of my life. The year I took a break from school. I posted on here during that time for a while but there is still plenty you missed. 

You should know that I lost track of time writing this. :p

Prior to the whole cutting back from technology thing, I graduated college on May 4th, 2013. It was a day with mixed emotions, but over all a good day. I decided that I wanted to take a break from school for a year for a few reasons. One being that I was not quite settled on what I wanted to get my Masters Degree in, and the other being I was just burnt out on school. So I went full time at the Honda Dealership and worked pretty steadily throughout the summer. I really enjoyed that summer. It kinda kicked off what the rest of the year was going to be like. I felt, free. I took my best friend Kyrstin to see the band Paramore. They rocked. I also got to go to plenty of her two younger brothers’ soccer games. (I love soccer very much and love getting to see friends of mine play the sport.)




Paramore @ The Fillmore


Quinn and Casey on the pitch.

Quinn and Casey on the pitch.

Spent as much time as I could at the beach. I had moved into a new apartment at the very end of April and it was such a blessing. I had been wanting to live in that exact spot for years. It was in the most central part of everywhere I went and could want to go. That meant I could ride my bike a lot more. I used to ride my bike to the park on James Island and just enjoy the day there. It was just such a place of peace for me. I was able to really become more of a leader in the youth group at my old church and was able to help out at church more often.

Headed to Folly Beach

Headed to Folly Beach


Bike ride to the park with friends

At the end of June we had a mission team come to our church to help us with some projects and Vacation Bible School. That was a great week for me and for our church. I got to meet an awesome group of young believers and gained some very good friends that I frequently chat with even today. I got to see my family and especially my Dad for his birthday. I got to travel a lot after my parents moved to Texas. I enjoyed it.

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Week of VBS with New Life Baptist Church


Texas Hold ‘Em with my family


Headed back to Charleston

I saw a few other concerts that summer. Even got to see Jars of Clay, a band I had not listened to since I was young. My friend Grace, one of the fiends I was blessed with from the mission team, came out with a her first album and I immediately bought one. She’s an amazing artist, a definite must listen!  I also got to be a part of a local social media marketing company I had been a huge supporter of for a while. Although my stay at the company was not long, I loved every minute of it. By the end of the summer, I got to see two great friends of mine get married. I had been friends with them for quite sometime in college and it was on honor to get to photograph their special day.


Jars of Clay @ The Music Farm


Grace Coleman “Point of Grace” just came in!


New Job, New Suit.


Tim and Linoscha #weddingoftheyear

Unfortunately the summer time had to come to an end and many of my friends went back to school. I thought things would over all slow down, but I was wrong. I found that being able to work during the day and have my afternoons off, I had more opportunities and free time.  I read more and got to work on learning more interesting things. I got to go see Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Stellar Kart, and Audio Adrenaline.


Grace Potter @ The Performing Arts Center


Finally working on new music

Probably one of the coolest things, to me, that I got to do was drive cars onto the ice during a Stingray’s hockey game. I felt like a VIP to be honest. I got to drive brand new cars, got to get behind the net and on the glass, and was even escorted by security once to where I needed to go. I got to do this for a solid week with a few of my close friends which made it all the better.

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Stingray’s Hockey!

Although working at a car dealership may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I made working at Honda my own. Since I didn’t have any school work to do, I could give working at Honda my all. As weird as it sounds, I loved working there. I had fun working there. I even got to come to work dressed as Superman for Halloween. I can be a competitive person at times. Maybe competitive isn’t the right word. I think driven works better. I used to love working 12 hour days at Honda. To many that can be a dreadful thing, but to me it was an opportunity for me to go the extra mile.

Halloween at Honda

Halloween at Honda

Although there were plenty of things going for me, I felt like my walk with God had become stagnant. I found myself watching YouTube videos and checking twitter more than getting into The Word. I felt like I wasn’t growing. I knew that I didn’t want this disconnect with God. So I decided to step back from things for a while and open my self up to him.

This began my journey without technology.

From this point you can go back and read about the journey I went on during that time by clicking on the link above.

Thank you for reading if you have made it this far. I was originally going to just write about things that happened after that journey but I though you deserve to know what was going on before hand. A Prequel. My next post will be about what happened after my journey without technology. Like you want to sit here and read a 3000 word blog on some guy’s life over the past year and a half. I constantly have to remind myself, “Brec, you’re writing a Blog, not a novel here man!” I tend to ramble when I write. Yikes! I’m over 1000 words.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts. (You know the rest) ^_^


Book review – Paper Towns by John Green (No spoilers)

Girl in Progress

I’m baaaaaaaaaaack.

So, I said I’d be finished with Paper Towns this week and that I’d review it. And now I am. Yay honesty! First of all, I have to fangirl about John Green for a second. Sometimes I look up his quotes from his different books for fun because I think they are  so profound. They really make me think. For me, John Green has a way of steering away from the cliche. Please read his books and love him as much as I do. Thanks. I’ll stop gushing now. Here’s the review:


The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Like, I will proba­bly never be struck by lightning, or win a Nobel Prize, or become the dictator of a small nation in the Pacific Islands, or contract terminal ear cancer, or spontaneously combust. But if you con­sider all the unlikely things together, at least one…

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Thank goodness I’ve never asked those kinds of questions to someone :p

Elizabeth C. Gai

Okay, I’m really not sure why lists are so popular on so many blog posts today but I feel obligated to participate. I also wouldn’t want to constantly give blog updates about my own life and bore everyone to death, so here we go:

The Top Ten Weirdest Things Guys Say to Women (in hopes of catching her attention) P.S. These are not in any certain order:

1. “You got a boyfriend?”
-What really bothers me about that question (especially if it is the first thing that comes from a man’s mouth when he spots me) is that, usually, when I reply “yes” they run away as if they cannot even be seen as being polite to me if I am already taken. “What’s the use in even being friendly if she won’t get with me?” Right? NO WRONG.

2. “You have the hottest mom ever.”
-Gross. Just gross.


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You’re Still Here!

Well… I think the real statement should be, “I’m Still Here”. Ha ha.

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Yes, I still use this thing. I’m very sorry that I haven’t kept up with what I had set out to do originally with this blog, but isn’t that Life. You set out to do one thing and then BAM, something completely different happens. Well that’s kinda what’s happened here, again.

For those of you who have not been reading on since last year allow me to fill you in on what’s been going on. I’ve had this wordpress account for some time now and just last thanksgiving I decided to finally put it to some good use. I’m a very tech savvy kinda guy to cut it short. I decided to take a break from (almost) everything technologically related that I used in my life. I wanted to do this to really help myself grow closer to God, but I also wanted grow more appreciation for the little things in my life. The journey it self went on for about five weeks, although I know did not document that much on here. If you would like to read the part of the journey I did document, just start reading from Here onward.

I know I have let those of you who do read my blog down by not filling you in on how the journey ended. So I shall tell how it ended up.

I believe it was around the mid part of December 2013 when I finally ended my journey.  The major things that I saw change in myself were my dependencies and my over all out look on things.  Prior I had relied on technology for everything. At the end of my journey I found that I was not all that drawn to go back. I preferred reading books over watching stuff I had seen a million times on Netflix. I enjoyed physically meeting up with people to chat about things instead of turning to my phone to send them text messages.  Most importantly, I really got a hold of how vital having a deep relationship with God is to my life. It’s something I can’t live without.  I can’t remember a time where God wasn’t an important aspect of my life. Although my personal walk has become stagnant a few times, God remains a vital part of self.

I set out to gain more of an appreciation for the life God has given me. And that could not apply more than today.

Today is my 24th birthday. I am almost a quarter of a century old! I’ve thought a lot about where God has brought me this past 24 years. I had several fantastic year as well as several hard years. I couldn’t have gotten this far if it wasn’t for His grace. God has blessed me with some many friends and family I hold so close to my heart. He’s blessed me with so many new opportunities and paths to take. If it was for Him, I would have surely been dead before ever reaching my first birthday. Out of all this gifts I have received these past 24 years, His grace has been the greatest.

I plan on making a few more entries on what’s been going on since February of last year.  I had originally written that in this blog but decided I should separate it out due to the fact I wrote over 1,000 words


So stay tuned for more! And keep this quote in mind when someone says they plan something.

“The pirates codes are more like guide lines than actual rules.” – Pirates of the Caribbean

ultimate office throwdown

I knew the reference to each one of these but only got like 5 right xp guess I’ll just have to watch the entire series of The Office again…. ^_^/

Susane Colasanti - Blog

Think about the things you’re obsessed with. Now narrow them down into categories (books, music, shows, movies). What’s your #1 show? For me, it’s The Office. I should note that My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, and Dawson’s Creek are included when it comes to my hardcore fangirl obsessions. I should also note that I ranked #1 in the Dawson’s Creek Trivia Challenge back in the early days of Facebook. Okay, I was only #1 for like a day (this Australian girl was always beating me with her scary knowledge of everyone’s license plate numbers and birthdays). But still. My obsessions don’t play.

You know how you feel a sense of ownership with your fave show? Like no one could possibly know anywhere near as much as you do about it, including those super obscure details you only know because you froze the screen to read that address/note/flyer? That’s…

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First post…. No pressure..

Girl in Progress


So, after much consideration and procastination, I finally decided to start a blog. Hopefully this will land me with zillions of followers and I can become a famous author on the cover of a book, wearing a spiffy pantsuit with shoulder pads. You know you’ve made it when you are wearing shoulder pad pantsuits. Anyway, in all seriousness, I couldn’t decide on a main focus for this blog so it’s going to be a little of everything: Outfits and makeup I wear, books, movies, and plays I review, poetry I love, and my life and the awesome people in it (if anyone cares enough to read about it…We’ll find out…). For instance, this week I’ll be finished with the book I’m reading, Paper Towns by John Green, and I’ll be writing a short and sweet review about it! Prepare for a lot of Instagram snaps of pizza, Starbucks, and…

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the love of your life

Beautiful view of happiness from an AMAZING author.

Susane Colasanti - Blog

Happy NewYorkiversary to me! Nineteen years ago today, I moved to New York City to start a shiny new life, build my dream career, and find love. Not just any love. True love. The love of my life. I’d always had a Knowing that soul mates were real and I was determined to find mine. New York City was actually my first true love and the inspiration for my upcoming City Love trilogy. All these years later, I still feel the city love every single day.

Tribeca rooftop, New York City

Growing up across the water in New Jersey, I knew New York City was my true home. I could feel the pull of this magical kingdom even before my first visit. New York is a place where everyone is free to be exactly who they are. No more feeling like an outsider. No more feeling like I needed to escape. When I finally…

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