Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I want to see you be brave

I've seen a bunch of bloggers choosing a word to define their year ahead.  I've never done it before, but I wanted to give it a whirl.

My word?  Initially, I chose FEARLESS.  I have a lot of insecurities I need to let go of, and I need to learn to embrace change and uncertainty instead of running from it.

So, in preparation of this blog post, I looked up my word.  And this is the definition I found.

fear·less
adjective
lacking fear.

I don't think I like my word all of a sudden. I don't know if I can completely eliminate fear from my body and my life, but ... I can figure out how to progress even in the presence of fear.

So, I have decided to shift my focus slightly and go with BRAVE.

brave
adjective
ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.


That's much much better.   That's more of what I was looking for.

Plus, it means I have a theme song!!!



And how will I be braver?

Here are just a few ways:
-- Boldly love and care for people ... even when it's not reciprocated.
-- Ask for help when I need it.
-- Be unapologetic about who I am and what I need.
-- Continue going places solo.  Maybe even do it more often.
-- Flirt with that cute guy. Or all of them.
-- Maybe ask one out.
-- Challenge myself.
-- Speak up when I have something to say.
-- Go after what I want ... even if people try to tell me I don't deserve it.

I love this quote from Emma Watson:

Can you think of other ways I can be brave?
Do you have a theme/word for the year?






5 comments:

  1. Love love love this :) Being brave is great and takes a lot of courage!! You can totally do this, and your list is great. I definitely recommend going places solo or taking trips alone, too. It gives you more confidence and you'll have great memories! And that's one of my favorite songs!

    I never really had a word for a year before, but I think if I had to choose one for this year it would be 'Embrace'. I want to embrace living in Michigan, being on my own, and just life in general.

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  2. I think this is so great. And I totally agree that "Brave" is a better, more encompassing and positive word than "Fearless." It's going to be an awesome year for you!

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  3. I'm rooting for you, Micah.

    I've heard the song, but hadn't seen that video before. That's a great video!

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  4. I love this! I'm not good at coming up with a word for me, but I like to read other people's words. Haha. I particularly like that you have specific goals and ideas to focus on your word! (And I totally agree that it's awesome that your word has a theme song!!)

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  5. Love this! I almost picked brave this year too!

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