The B-Line – ‘Making a direct line to a life without regret’
If you are dissatisfied with life, then only you can change it for the better. It was this attitude that motivated me to start The B Line.
A few years ago I was in a successful job, living with my boyfriend and had a vibrant social life. However, I still felt like I wasn’t entirely happy. I started to make changes; I went travelling, quit my job, started another and officially got on the property ladder with our first home. It started to feel like I was moving in the right direction.
When the excitement of new ventures subsided I was left wondering, ‘where would my future lead me now?’ I decided it was to time to really push myself out my comfort zone. This meant doing all the things I secretly wanted to do, but never had the confidence to. So in 2016 I quit my job again, this time going freelance and I started developing an idea for The B-Line.
Come January 2017 I had finally plucked up the courage to share the blog publicly and really make a go of it. After all, it’s better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all.
What’s it all about?
What really inspires me are the people who don’t follow the normal life paths, i.e. school, job, marriage, babies etc. Although for some, this path is incredibly gratifying, for others it can feel forced. I quit my job because I needed to find my own way and focus on doing stuff that made me really happy. These people who inspire me, have not only found their own pathway but have often created them. Simply by knowing what they want, not resting until they have achieved it, they have created a life they love. This is something I think is really commendable.
Happy and successful people often tell you that the route to success is never a straight road. You have to overcome obstacles, even failing at times, only to learn from your mistakes and come back more resilient and wiser. As someone who is new to being freelance, a blogger and still finding her feet in general, I certainly don’t have all the answers; if any, in fact. The B-Line is my way of staying motivated and hopefully inspiring other women like me, who are still finding their way at the age of (nearly!) 30.
I also care a lot about women’s issues, so I want The B-Line to provide a positive representation of women as I think the media can so often get it so wrong. On The B-Line you will find stories of inspirational women, but I wont ever use the term ‘role model’ because I don’t think anyone should aspire to be anyone else and I also don’t think an individual should ever be pressurised with such a title. The point is: there is no ‘ideal woman‘, and there are no set rules to life. We don’t have the answers, we are all just trying our best and that’s what The B-line is about.
What’s in a name? The B-Line?
The B-Line is named so because it’s about never losing sight or momentum in achieving what you want in life. You have to make a ‘beeline’ for your goals! And it’s also obviously a play on my name (Bryony – but hopefully in a not too narcissistic way?)