synonyms include: audacious, bold, confident, daring, fearless, gallant, gutsy, heroic, intrepid, reckless, resolute, spirited, valiant
German translation: mutig
This year I want to do things that scare me. Take risks. Love courageously. And be brave.
I have big BIG goals for this year- both personally and creatively. Some are goals we will work towards together (Waldi & I) and some are goals I will share and chronicle here on the blog. But all are goals that scare me a little (or a lot!)
Growing up, and even over the past few years, my Dad has often said to me when I had to do something hard "I raised you to be brave". And it's true. I know it and I feel it too. Somehow, in the past, hearing these words from him would give me enough courage to step into the task I was faced with. It didn't eliminate my fear but it somehow made it possible for me to move forward anyhow.
SO. This year I want to intentionally embrace this word for my life. I want to risk something everyday. Do something courageous that feels too big, or beyond my grasp or just really really scares me. Whether it's wearing red lipstick, finally publishing the blog post that's been hibernating in my drafts for months, or daring to share my time, money, home and love with those around me.
I've got my lists- both big picture and monthly to keep me on track. And I will also be using this daily goal tracker from Elise. Now, I'm not expecting that I'll fill in every day (I'm a firm believer that we all need a few days spent cozily in our comfort zones) but I'm hoping that when I look back on this year, the chart will tell a story of how I embraced this word. How I courageously reached for my goals, risked love and braved generosity.
If you've chosen a word for the year, I'd love to hear about it!