Being Me: Week 28

July 7, 2019

 

"Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that is the one that is going to help you grow." 

Being Me: Week 28 - Taking risks

Monthly theme: Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts


I have never been much of a risk taker, being safe was always priority. I am not sure if this stems from my mother's fear and protection as we grew up, or my life of loss? But I do believe when fear is chosen over bravery it instills more fear. And when bravery is chosen we become braver. At age 55, wow, did I just write that? It is time to focus on choices, making lists and taking risks. 

What is it about taking risks that gets my blood pumping and heart racing? Just planning a trip makes my thoughts wander to all the tragedy that could happen. Most times I push through it, but sometimes I don't.

This raises a question of doubt where I over examine choices to ensure good reasoning. It is uncomfortable for me to step away from the familiar. And even familiar things like running a race can bring on fear with new symptoms like an upset stomach.

But risks don't have to be about climbing a mountain or quitting your job for new adventure. Taking risks can be a simple change in course. Small daily steps that can change my life's direction. Over time as a learn more about who I am, each new habit creates a new drive  to seek more.

Taking risks is not just about saying yes, but also saying no. Knowing you are choosing for yourself and not to be a part of the crowd. Slowing down to hear my hearts calling I am learning to trust each decision, becoming aware of the shift.

The courage to try again builds with each goal achieved, and changing course starts with the decision to try. This is my roadmap for the path ahead.


  Themes for each month to journal, create or contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  1. Take care of your body
  2. Meditation and solitude
  3. Food choices and ideas for change
  4. What makes you happy
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  1. Enjoy the simple things
  2. Letting go of thoughts and things
  3. Both hands
  4. Mindfulness (social media and smart phones)
  5. Setting intentions
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  1. Water and other things we need to grow
  2. Time to blossom
  3. The 3 R's
  4. Forgiveness
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  1. Stop judging yourself and others (why we judge)
  2. The grass isn't always greener
  3. Love is the absence of judgement
  4. Stop judging yourself if you don't want to be judged
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Believe in others
  3. What thoughts have distorted our beliefs
  4. Invest in yourself
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  1. Integrity
  2. Taking risks
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope

 

 Mission Statement:  I will improve my overall health and wellness, use kindness and inspiration with a vision that creates  a community of giving and in doing so achieve my purpose in this life.   

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