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Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You.

Found this print at Target over the weekend! #TargetForTheWin

This week has been a world wind. Lunches with some wonderful women and one amazing email later, makes me truly thankful for this ride.

Last week I expressed my frustration with the ride and being still. I did promise to give it my best shot though. Funny thing is, when you actually hunker down and get serious, things happen.

It’s on God’s time.

Over the course of the last few months I have changed my outlook, my perspective on life. It’s been AMAZING and has created a cascading affect on everything in my personal life, motherhood especially. This is something I will talk about more in upcoming posts, but for now I will just focus on the present. June – my month to be still and everything that has happened this week.

My week began with giggling girls and fun adventures. Library story time and nature walks, just to name a few. Then a mid-week lunch with a dear friend, whom my girls lovingly refer to as Aunt. She broke up the seriousness of my thoughts with some lighthearted laughter. Obliged my oldest with some SnapChat fun and got the little one to warm up a bit. Sometimes what we need most is to put our thoughts away for a time and just enjoy the moment. Thank you my dear, sweet friend!

Thursday met with an e-mail I had been anxiously awaiting. I was stunned to see it in my inbox. It took me a moment, but I dived right in! The e-mail was EVERYTHING I needed to hear. Funny how that works right!? She talked about the three phases of entrepreneurship- Enlightenment, Info Dumping, and Clarity.

As she expressed, I am definitely in the Enlightenment and Info Dumping phases. I am reading and listening to everything I can get my hands on. It’s as if my soul has been awakened and I am searching for my purpose, my passion. It is difficult to describe, but I’ll try. It’s like looking at a dim screen with dull colors. The more I listen and read, the more the screen brightens and the colors become vibrant. The sky is not the limit, there is no limit to what I can accomplish.

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10

Friday came and I found myself driving more than an hour to have lunch with some wonderful women I only get to see a few times a year. I took this opportunity to talk with God. First thanking him for this amazing life. Then telling him I am working on Being Still, but that it’s a lot harder than I thought it would. I told him about the questions I was still pondering and my quest for answers. I also acknowledged that I knew these answers would come on his time and I would continue making an effort to focus on the ride.

God’s Presences.

During lunch I was speaking to these lovely ladies, telling them everything about my journey. It was as if God was speaking through them, telling me exactly what I needed to hear. I see a possible destination in site. The path is much clearer now. It’s going to take a lot of effort and hard work, but I will get there.

For now, I am going to sit back and enjoy the ride!

 Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You




Be {Brave}

I have been thinking about this first post for months now – going over it and over it in my head. At one point I could hear Meredith Grey’s voice reading my post aloud, as she does at the beginning of every Grey’s Anatomy episode. That would be AMAZING, right!? But instead, (deep breathe) it’s me and MY thoughts – not an actress reading a script. So here goes…

Fears… We all have them. They can either light you up or shut you down. Sometimes our fears are what keep us safe and out of harms way, but all too often they keep us trapped – never stepping out of our comfort zone. We stay in this safe place, hoping to try something new without the intension of ever actually doing it.

This was a conservation I recently had with my Mother-in-law shortly after our big move. I was nervous and scared, unsure of what the future held for me. In all her sweet wisdom, she shared an important piece of advice, “Do something once a week that scares you.” I didn’t realize it at the time, but that small piece of advice would quickly become a huge part of my life.


Now let me clarify, she didn’t mean go skydiving or climb Everest. She simple meant step out of your comfort zone – which can mean different things to different people. For me, at the time, it meant leaving the house and exploring the area on my own. Driving to new places with my daughter and trying to make friends. But it quickly spiraled into so much more! Somehow I developed the “Brave” motto and here I am, putting myself out there. Sharing my life with you. For me, it doesn’t get much Braver!

Say what you wanna say

And let the words fall out

Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say

And let the words fall out

Honestly I wanna see you be brave

– Sara Bareilles

I want this blog to encompass who I am as a wife, mother, and a woman. My goal is for you, my readers, to be as passionate about what I write as I am. Most importantly, I want to be {BRAVE} and share my thoughts, experiences, and struggles. I hope you will feel comfortable enough to do the same with me! I want to see you be {BRAVE}!


Copyrighted by: Boldly Bravely You