on being brave

Posted by J on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Filed under: , , , ,

One of my goals for this year is to "be brave". This means a lot of things to me as I'm generally very nervous about everything, but especially about being creative and how it is perceived by other people. I like to talk myself out of things, part of it is my depression, part of it is that I've convinced myself that I'm not much good at anything.

Being brave is about taking chances and I took a chance by submitting a piece to Kind Over Matter, and today it is featured. I'm overwhelmed and honored.

3 Responses to on being brave

  1. Anonymous

    Your post on Kind over Matter was truly beautiful ad touching. It made me cry! It hits home to me as I was diagnosed with a condition (TMD) and I have been doing the same thing. I have been feeling sorry for myself instead of taking action to get better and just accept what is and deal with it. What you conveyed in your post was exactly what I needed to hear, and I thank you for that gift. May you and your family be blessed this New Year and may you continue to be well on your new diet/lifestyle.

  2. LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious

    I just popped over from Kind over Matter and read your story there. I was especially touched by your story because I too fought the battle with Crohnes for many years.(in my twenties and thirties) Out of an emergency situation I ended up having surgery 16 years ago and haven't had one problem since nor have I had to take any medications! I'd say it's a miracle. But oh how I remember the painful days during those earlier years.

    I think it is wonderful that you are helping others going through the same thing and also sharing your wonderful recipes here. Those whoopie pies sound amazing!

    It's nice to meet you. I'm your newest follower.

    Lee Ann

  3. BlueStone Of Orcas Island

    Your post hits home for the reason being FEAR!!!! I would love to Branch out & share my pieces of Jewelry & different things that I love & learn but the more I meet the VERY amazing talented people on Facebook ,blogs & other places the more I say "oo forget it, I would just embarrass myself" Really I am a beginning at anything I do & it takes me FOREVER to make something. You are very inspiring. Thank you for being SO Brave as to write and put it out there. Thank you Kind over Matter, They are awesome too :)
    I am so proud & so happy for you that you got the courage to send you piece in to them. I look forward to much more of your wisdom & your delicious recipes.
    Hug those sweet babies of yours & pat yourself a big pat on your back.
    sincerely, Lynn McGinnis

    I have a blog I started a very long time ago, but it's embarrassing when I read so many interesting and fun blogs and then there comes mine! UGH!!

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