BE BRAVE, otherwise known as "Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You", is the title of the month-long project inspired by Jessie.
Today I stood up for myself. I was explaining to someone about what I'd learned from the key fob incident, and they said, "You don't deserve to have a key fob like that---no one does. You can buy really cheap key fobs, so no one should spend that much money on one." This person is very frugal, and also doesn't understand the concept of being good to oneself. So I said (but more importantly, believed), "I deserved that key fob" and meant it. And left it there, not defending or justifying it, as I would have in the past. I knew I wanted it, and deserved it, and that was enough.
This is a much harder project than any I've done before. So far it isn't much fun. The steps feel too small, like they are all baby steps. The big steps feel like I've distanced myself from them for so long, either because they are overwhelming or because I'm just too afraid. I'm living a complacent life far away from most of the steps because...because I'm just too afraid. However, I trust that this will be SO good for me, especially the intensity, which for me is going to be necessary to really break through, I'm thinking. With a slower pace I'd be able to avoid too much.
So, onward I go.
~Picture by LoveHubbie Mark