Daring to Be Confident

It’s day 10 of my birthday month! Even though I haven’t blogged everyday, I’ve still been celebrating.

This week had a theme for me: confidence!

I’ve taken the time to remember all of my accomplishments. See, I love mementos. I savor ticket stubs, thank you notes and other things to remind me of some of my favorite experiences in a keepsake box. The other day I opened this box and pulled everything out.

I’ll be honest, the emotions ran rampant as I spread everything out in my front room. I relived lessons from South Africa with Ubuntu (I am because we are) paintings. I re-felt the feelings of triumph as I stared at my medals from half marathons and 5ks. I remembered the confidence I had as I traveled alone through Washington DC and joined a group of then “strangers” exploring Italy. And, I cherished all the love and support I have in my life as I looked at a family photo collage I created a few years back.

I stood over my keepsakes in my living room looking down. This is me! All of this, this is who I am and the person I have become. I love it!

This confidence has carried on. I’ve dared to be bold and sure of myself through a few vulnerable conversations.

Today, I’m grasping on to this confidence with two full fists as I prepare to cross off a huge life goal: SURFING! It’s exciting and a bit frightening, but I’m jumping in ready to conquer with style.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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3 thoughts on “Daring to Be Confident

  1. Angela Schlett

    Love it! You are an amazing woman.

    On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Connecting the Journey wrote:

    > rmjjourney posted: “It’s day 10 of my birthday month! Even though I > haven’t blogged everyday, I’ve still been celebrating. This week had a > theme for me: confidence! I’ve taken the time to remember all of my > accomplishments. See, I love mementos. I savor ticket stubs, t” >

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  2. It’s also my birthday month and this is great idea. Celebrating every bit of who you are and all you’ve dared to try. I’m gonna write down my own list tonight.

    Hope you have a great birthday.

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