Friday, January 31, 2014

As Mufasa says.

It's time to revisit how B.R.A.V.E. (our theme for the year) has bode over the last month. I'm thirty-one days into being a more awesome me.

Just before the end of the year we headed to The Lion King play with my family. I knew B.R.A.V.E. was in my 2014 future at that point and then Mufasa spoke to me. He said it's not looking for places to be B.R.A.V.E., it's about realizing those opportunities when they arise and taking them. Sounds easy enough, but after a month, I realize there's moments where I'd prefer to shy away from the tasks at hand. I haven't though.

This month I engaged in a new project to commemorate my year and keep me centered on my purpose through Ali Edward's One Little Word. I pissed off a group of avid cyclists on Twitter and took responsibility for it. I wrote about church for Overcome the Lie which terrified me, but you all came in and supported me so lovingly (when will I stop underestimating your goodness). I said yes to an adventurous -for me- new project that is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking (announcement to come in February's #sayyesproject link-up). I challenged myself to run 125 miles in the month, then gave up until I watched this sweet little TEDtalk and, thanks to Sam, I ran 40 miles in a week's time. And, I dropped a few walls around here talking more personally about faith and marriage.

Bold is going to be my focus for the next few weeks. In attending Jason's grandma's funeral I realized there's a legacy to leave behind and, for me, a life lived in bold sounds just right. Plus, February comes with a few big dreams being realized. Dreams in the blog, the life, the marriage sense. (Please stay tuned for those dear readers and friends!) And I'm a little bit terrified. But, I am B.R.A.V.E. even if only in taking on one small task at a time.

Also, be B.R.A.V.E. yourself over the weekend by getting your YES on. Next Wednesday, February 5th, the #sayyesproject makes another appearance and I'd love to have your sweet self linking up with our adventures.


  1. It sounds like January was definitely your month! Way to go!! I love how you summarized the areas you felt you were growing in or vulnerable or basically encompassing everything BRAVE. It makes me think about what my month actually involved as a big picture (instead of just a bunch of activities).

  2. Good for you for being B.R.A.V.E!! Looking forward to watching your big dreams unfold!!

  3. that is a great word to live by! things are really hard right now and i should recognize it as an opportunity to be BRAVE!

  4. Oh Lauren, I'm so sorry things are hard... Yes, BE BRAVE! It's such a becoming look for all girls... Something I didn't realize when I first made the goal to be B.R.A.V.E. this year. :)

  5. Oh girl, it was SUCH a month... But I wasn't expecting it to go so well and now I've got to get on it for February... Way to set the bar high for myself! :)

  6. Wow, I love this! Definitely going to check out that TED talk!


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