A new monthly series, where I commit to doing three brave things. Are you ready for it?
Nobody wants to do brave things, am I right? We don’t wake up in the morning, praying we experience hard things so we can practice being brave. (And if you do, I applaud you. I need some of your bravado.) Because doing brave things is hard. It takes us outside our comfort zone. It forces us to feel uncomfortable. It requires exposure of raw emotion. One thing that has helped me in the past few years, when circumstances have demanded me to be brave, has been this: you don’t have to FEEL brave in order to ACT brave. You just have to ACT.
That’s how I managed to sit with my Dad, day by day while his body wasted away to cancer. Heck no, I didn’t feel brave. I wanted to run. Ignore it. Retreat. But Dad needed encouragement. So. I acted brave. And the sweetness I received in those last few months were some of the most rewarding times with my Dad. Ever. What would have happened had I not shown up?
I don’t intend this new series to be about those kinds of brave things (though, not ignoring them if they do!). But more about doing brave things in every day life. In my career, dreams, relationships, health, etc. Since DRIVEN is my 2020 word, I want to make sure I’m chasing after it.
So? I’m here to start three brave things every month. They might look odd to you. They might seem simple. But that’s OK! Your brave things are your brave things and mine are mine. I’d LOVE it if you’d do this with me! Comment with 3 things (even one thing!) YOU want to be brave for in March!
MARCH’S THREE BRAVE THINGS:
This month, I’m focusing on health and writing.
At the end of the month, I’ll share how I did! Who’s with me?