Saturday, November 23, 2013

If I only had the nerve.

I actually consider myself a fairly brave person.

I've tried indoor sky diving, regular sky diving, zip lining, and scuba diving. I enjoy what some people might think of as risky sports, like snowboarding, snowmobiling, wake boarding, and wake surfing. I'll also try pretty much any food or drink you could put in front of me.

But this week my friend Jamie pointed me in the direction of Jenni's super cute blog, Flying on a Rainbow, where she did a post highlighting six things that she wishes she was brave enough to do. I really liked the idea, so I thought I'd do a post of my own!
I hope she doesn't mind...

I also thought it was a good opportunity to try my hand at designing blog graphics. This one doesn't really look much different than Jenni's, but I'm not very creative, and I also just wanted to see what I was capable of.
What do you think?
stand up for myself
I'm terrible at telling people when they've done something to hurt my feelings. Especially if that person is a close friend. Instead, I just hide my bruised heart and my tears, because the thought of admitting that the person hurt me is embarrassing... or something. Even worse, sometimes I will simply begin avoiding the person without an explanation, rather than risk opening a huge can of worms. I'm not much for confrontation, but I know these are terrible habits.
get a tattoo
I've wanted a tattoo for years and years, but I can never settle on THE ONE that I want most. And I'm absolutely terrified that I'll get something I end up hating later on, so I chicken out every time. I've pretty much got the location picked out (left side on my ribs) and I've got a few ideas of what I'd like to get, but I never pull the trigger. Maybe someday...
discuss religion and politics
These are two subjects I'm pretty careful not to touch here, or pretty much anywhere else in my life. Have you guys ever seen Raven's blog? If you haven't, you're living under a rock. This girl is freaking fantastic, and I love how she speaks freely and bluntly about all of her beliefs, including religion, politics, how she's raising her boys, etc. My values tend to lean somewhat conservatively, but I'm afraid that if I admit stuff like that on this blog, the negative feedback will kill me.
drastically change my hair
I've always wanted to try a radically different hair style, but I never get the balls to actually go through with it. I'd love to go super dark with red highlights, or try a rich auburn, or get some crazy ombre thing going on, but... Well, hair is so expensive, and what if I hate it? The one time I tried to go back to my natural color I was back to blonde within a week. Plus Stewart likes me best as a blonde. Go figure.
bungee jump
This is something that's always been on my bucket list, and I meant to get to it over the past couple years. In fact, one time when Stew and I were in Vegas we sought it out specifically, but the bungee place had closed down. And then the last time we were in Whistler I said I wanted to save my money... but really I was afraid. And now that my eggo is preggo I probably won't be doing this one until my children are old enough to take care of themselves if I perish. So this one will have to wait.
What are some things you wish YOU were brave enough to do? 
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  1. I understand about discussing politics. It's not scary to discuss them with people who are like-minded, but it IS really scary to put it out there on your blog for fear that everyone will suddenly judge you.

    I really want to get a tattoo, also. I know exactly what and where I want it, but I'm TERRIFIED that it will hurt a lot and I'll pass out or something. I want "Those who love us never really leave us" from Harry Potter on my left shoulder blade to honor my stepdaughter, Amber. Maybe after you have Baby, you'll get one with his or her name or footprint or something. :)

  2. Jenni won't mind at all! When I told her that I was "stealing" her post idea-- she was all for it. I'm sure she'll be tickled pink that both of us were kind enough to link back to her page. And I love your graphic, as well as your own little spin on it. Anyway, I'm 16 tattoos deep and I adore them. My plan is to finish my tattoo sleeve by the time I'm 35 but I'm really in no rush because I've got three more years. And sometimes I wish standing up for myself was an issue for me because I've got a big mouth and no problem saying what's on it--

  3. Are you crazy??? Did you forget the time you cut off like 2 feet of your hair and went from brown to blonde? I thought that was pretty crazy and drastic.

  4. I use to not be afraid of doing anything. Now i scares me driving up logging roads in the snow. haha I know that probably seems silly but, I used to love it, but now I am afraid of sliding off a cliff. I was afraid of changing my hair but Chris pushed me and I cut it short and went dark last year. Before that I had platinum blonde hair down to my butt forever. I was also afraid to quit my job, but I just did that too! haha

  5. What is indoor skydiving?
    You seem pretty brave., I've never tried half that stuff!!
    I too don't stick up for myself! Jason is always telling me to, but it's SO hard!!
    And, drastically change my hair!! It's always similar length and color!

  6. Jamie is right, of course I don't mind at all! I'm not brave enough to get a tattoo either, but then I don't really want one... It took me 21 years to get my ears pierced, and that was quite enough of an ordeal! It is pretty scary making big changes to hair, but I've taken the plunge a couple of times and never regretted it. The only thing I have never done is go completely blonde - but I don't think it would suit me anyway. I've had highlights, and been various shades of brunette, experimented with red, black and even blue!


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