Be Brave For A Day #2: Let Go Of The Negative


Let me start by saying that the last thing I want this adventure of mine to be is “preachy preachy.” That’s really not me.  Well, unless you ask my children or husband.  And probably my sister, brother and perhaps parents. Apparently,  I can be that and more. But as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have been thinking about 2016 for several months.  I asked myself over and over again:

What changes do I want to make?

What is necessary for me to move forward?  

How can I make it happen? 

Will I look like an idiot?

Behind every question was not an immediate answer, but rather even more difficult questions that were troubling to solve:

What will people think?

What will they say?

What if I fail?

But I can’t say it any better than author Brene Brown who sums it all up perfectly with this response:

“What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think? Or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?”

So on Day #2 of my “Be Brave for a Day” world tour, I vow to embrace the total fear I have struggled with for the past several weeks when developing my theme for 2016 and putting it out for the world to see. Letting go of what people think is a small price to pay and a more desirable alternative than ignoring where your true passion and creativity takes you. Chances are we are our own worst enemy.  Our doubts, fears, struggles are usually self imposed.  So, I’m done worrying about it.  Not taking a risk for fear of being diminished means we live for others, not our true selves.

So my bad ass, bravery vow for today is: Ignore those critics and move forward. No matter what your passion, just do your best Beyonce strut and hair twirl and move on. Is this a brave thing to do? Say hell to the yes.

Tomorrow….I am doing something I have wanted to do for the last several years, but just didn’t have the courage.




4 thoughts on “Be Brave For A Day #2: Let Go Of The Negative

  1. Ignoring my critics, I just ate an entire pint of Haagen-Dazs Mint Chip ice cream. Life is good! Love being a 2016 Bad Ass!! Can’t wait for tomorrow!!

  2. Love the haircut, Skip liked my shorter and shorter hair as I got older and wow, is it easier. Skip said everyday to do something that caused anxiety or fear inside and show yourself you could overcome it, even if just words to someone. Love you and hearing what you have to say.

  3. Love your new strong, sleek, and chic look, Julie! You’ve piqued my interest with your bravery vow and have me thinking in the same vein. Looking forward to seeing your next step towards creative freedom, finding your passion, and self-actualization. Get down with your bad-ass self!

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