Living Vivid

Updated: Jul 12

It is simply amazing how I got here. You see, I have always taken good care of myself but 2 years ago I had an awakening. Maybe, getting older makes you look at your life differently. I started thinking a lot about where I would go from here? How does my future look? Hey, I am in another chapter in my life now.


My son Ahmad has moved to Austin. Austin is a beautiful city but it is not for me. My grands went with him and as much as they got on my ever-loving nerves, I miss them. What I do not miss are the dirty plates, picking up behind them and constant bickering. Oh yes, they bicker!! I am too old for kids. God knew what he was doing when he blessed me with one incredible son.



My mind drifted to getting older and being alone. I have friends but they are not in my city. If I get sick, who would take care of me? My sisters are older and my son has his own life. I did not want to be a burden. At this age, it is time to get back to who you really wanted to be. Remember who you were before the kids, the grand kids, and the husband. Think about it, in our younger years we had dreams, goals and energy. We got deep into taking care of everyone else, we forgot about us!! Then I thought, I have been begging for this exact time in my life, to just do me! No kids, no husband, just me. I wanted to, as they say now “Live My Best Life” Why did I need a meme to tell me this?

So, here I am on this journey to living the Julie way, living vivid. I coined the term #LIVEVIVID. It means to live out loud, be bold and of course, do it with style and grace. Covid19 taught us all lessons. I learned tomorrow is not promised, money does not matter as long as you got your health and no one is coming to save you. You have to save yourself.


Start doing everything you wanted without hesitation. You do not owe anyone anything and no one owes you. Hold on to that thought. If you want it, go get it. Find a way to make it happen. You will thank me later. Stop waiting for others, they are not on the same journey or page. Post, brag, celebrate you!!!!!


This is my first blog and I am winging it. Come wing it with me.


Please come along for this journey with me, as I share what I am doing to LIVEVIVID and how! Hopefully you can relate and I encourage you to #LIVEVIVID Did you make your bed today?


I am Julie Branden AICI CIC of JPBranden Image Consulting. #certifiedimageconsultant #stylecoach #corporatetrainer #mother #mimi #healthfanatic #workoutgal #healthyfoodie



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