Embrace your BRAVE is a MOVEMENT. It’s about empowering, motivating and inspiring more people to truly live during their one precious life. It’s being 100% honest about the highest visions you have for your life. It’s peeling back the layers, removing your armour and declaring your biggest, wildest most audacious goals and being BRAVE enough to go make them happen.
I see people all around me sleepwalking through life telling themselves SOMEDAY. When the timing is better. When their kids are grown. When things slow down. When they have more time. I know what it’s like to be stuck in the place living the same year over and over again, setting the same goals year after year but never moving any closer.
That was me for most of my adult life. A couple of years ago I got fed up with this. I wanted more for my life. It started with one teeny-tiny thing that I said yes to. I put myself out there. This is where I think most people get lost; they think they need to start with a big, loud roar. The truth being brave is just a quiet whisper barely heard over the noise of your busy life. It’s the nudge your feeling in the pit of your stomach and that pull your feeling in your heart.
Once I started stretching the bounds of my comfort zone I started to like the woman I was becoming more and more. I liked the way she dreamed and dared. I liked the way she showed up and how big she was willing to dream.
I had barely scratched the surface of this journey I was on when I lost my teenage son Braedon; just 4 months after his 18th Birthday and only 5 months since he had his very first symptom. This kid was so freaking brave. This was his second life-threatening illness he had in his short 18 years here on earth. Despite that, this kid showed up every freaking day with a brave face on, never complaining about his illness anyways. Never asking why me. He showed up with courage and grace far beyond his years and he inspired me to be brave with my life. I am brave for him now too.
Flexing my Muscles
This April I’m really flexing my brave muscles as I bring a huge vision to life. Hosting a live speaker event has been a big goal for probably close to 10 years but something I told myself I couldn’t do. Something I thought maybe someday but didn’t take a single action on. Embrace your BRAVE Live is me embracing my BRAVE!
I can tell you right now I’m terrified and overwhelmed. I’m freaking out at the thought of all the moving parts that need to come together to make this event a success but you know what? I’m also excited. I’m fired up. I’m barely able to contain myself as I sit here typing this blog in starbucks. Embracing your BRAVE is scary, heck yes! But I promise you it will be worth it. You will stretch and grow and become that next version of you and another step closer to your most EXTRAORDINARY self!
I would love to know how you want to be BRAVE in 2020? Please share in the comments, send me a message on FB or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to like and share this post so I can help more women be brave with their lives.