What’s the boldest thing you’ve ever done?
During the past two and a half years, I’ve done lots of bold things:
- moved across the country
- trained for a new career
- started my own business
- hosted a retreat, held workshops and regularly laid bare my soul in this newsletter
And in spite of these challenges met, I was brought to my knees this past weekend… by… a necklace.
I’m a fan of Sandra Martin Design on Facebook, and when she posted a picture of a pendent she’d created, I knew I needed to move from fan to customer. It was beautiful. Bold. Amazing.
She had not created the necklace yet, so when I e-mailed her, I asked what the rest of the design would be like. I wrote, “I’m typically not a big chunky necklace person, but I am trying to stretch a little in that area!”
The picture she sent back to me on Saturday did indeed stretch me… more than a little…. a lot!!
When I woke up Monday morning, I knew what I had to do. I realized that its boldness was challenging me to claim my own greatness. I was worthy of being noticed, of wearing something that brought out my inner glamour girl. Plus, I loved, loved, loved it!
Since all of Sandra’s designs are considered “bold” in my book, I asked her what bold meant to her: “My idea of bold may not necessarily be the next person’s. Being bold allows me to step out of my comfort zone and take on new adventures or challenges.”
We all know that confidence comes from within. My confidence is an inner well of strength and experience I tap into as I move through an extroverted world with an introverted heart. And sometimes, having a little help from the material world puts an extra spring in my step… especially if I can relax and enjoy the attention that comes with it.
What does being bold mean to you? Where would you like to step into and claim your powerful side more fully? What will support you in doing that? And what will it feel like to live in that power?
“Take a chance, challenge yourself and you will discover the endless possibilities that await you,” Sandra wrote about being bold… that’s wonderful encouragement for us all.
Now, if I can just summon up the boldness to tell my husband that I bought this necklace… (oops, guess this blog post covers that little detail! 🙂 )