Well, it’s been six months slogging blogging through sewing projects and reclaimed projects and random spouts of nonsense wisdom…
It’s time to reflect. And re-evaluate. And decide what The Bold Abode means.
And why that particular name choice anyway? It has come to mean so much more than just a house with bright colors and crazy home decor.
It’s a choice. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a step-out-there-and-let-them-see-you-sweat way of living. It’s a no-holds-barred, rip the cellophane from the package on Christmas morning kind of life.
But what about all that…FEAR.
Fear can totally paralyze you. It’s an all-encompassing black shadow that looms too far over and around and in your heart that it makes your dream or desire seem too daunting and dangerous.
Do you know that feeling?
But if you take those fear-goggles off and step back to look at that mountain that seems unmoving-ly planted in front of your path, you can see it for what it is. You can see that it’s no mountain…It’s but a staircase waiting to be climbed, step by step by giant step.
Or maybe, sometimes, small teensy-tinsy ones.
But each riser you mount takes you closer to that grassy, heather covered plain. The plain that spreads it’s expanse so wide open that you can run around in your prettiest summer dress and spin and do cartwheels like you did when you were too young to know what expectations and disappointments and failure were.
And even though that staircase may move and sway and spiral into directions you never imagined, your climb will strengthen you. Not to mention how good stair-climbing is for your bee-hind.
It’s got all around bring-you-to-a-better-place benefits.
And that’s what The Bold Abode is. It’s taking fear and sizing it up and stickin’ it in yur pocket only to keep as a reminder of why you are not going to listen to it anymore. It’s in its place and that’s where it’s staying.
And should it ever peep it’s head out and try to sneak up behind your earlobe and whisper it’s ugly, nasty lies into your sub-consciousness, well then, take a little bell and tie it to its neck so you can hear it a’comin’.
Because living…nay…ABIDING in BOLDNESS is going to take you places rainbow kites do not dare their colorful ribbons to soar.
Are you ready to learn how to be bold? Oh, please tell me that you are…