Brave Bloganuary

How are you brave?

Bravery can take many forms. During COVID it felt brave just leaving the house.

Personally, I was raised around a family of women who were brave when it came to their beliefs and morals. They passed those along to us kids and taught us to stand firm in our faith.

But…… other than that they tended to be passive, cautious women. Oftentimes they would turn down invitations to do things if their husbands didn’t go with them. They didn’t have a strong sense of independence. For many of them close bonds and friendships outside of the family were few and far between.

These things never sat well with me and I worked hard to be my own independent person. Nurturing friendships have helped me to see other opinions and to step out of my comfort zone.

My husband and I do many things together and we get along very well, but we are not the same person. Sometimes our hobbies don’t align and that is okay. I enjoy my independence and the solitude of being alone in nature sometimes. I need it actually. Hiking alone and getting my thoughts together feels brave to me.

Now I do enjoy rollercoasters, ziplining, and things like that, too, but you’ll never catch me jumping out of a plane or bungee jumping. I do have my limits. πŸ˜„

I am looking forward to reading more awesome brave Bloganuary posts throughout the day. Happy New Year.


  1. I worked in law enforcement for 25 years. I learned not to fear most things. There were times I was afraid, but I didn’t let that rule my life. I never feared Covid. I just can’t live my life in fear.

    Hubby and I have different likes and dislikes and we get along just fine.

    Have a fabulous day and week. β™₯

  2. Neat to hear your perspective. I struggle with being a mostly brave, outgoing person raising kids who are introverted or fearful. Makes it hard when I don’t understand and don’t know how much to push them to push through their discomforts.

  3. I’ve only read your posts today and yesterday, and now I wanna be a little brave and do a couple solo (SHORT!!! LESS THAN 4 HOUR) hikes this year hehe

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