You’d probably never be able to guess, but I have a big fear of being in large groups of people. Like, seriously huge fear.
If you’ve known me for more than a few years, you’d wonder how I was able to be a cheerleader through high school and how I was able to run for Senior Class President and be the closing speaker at my high school graduation in front of 10,000 people. You’d probably also wonder how I was able to help plan and facilitate a craft night for 140 women this past weekend.
Honestly, I still wonder about those things myself.
I knew there were certain things I wanted to accomplish in my life and I didn’t want my fears to hold me back. Sure, it takes a lot for me to keep it together during those moments in the large crowds and I often have a little bit of a breakdown when all is said and done, but I wouldn’t give back those experiences for anything. They’ve helped shape me.
Now that I’m a parent, I pray every day that my children don’t have to deal with those same fears that I’ve battled since I was young. I want them to be brave.
There’s a song on the radio right now by Sara Bareilles and it has stuck with me. So much so that I felt compelled to create a printable with my favorite line. I’m facing another fear that I have today: sharing a piece of hand drawn art of mine. I figured this moment of empowerment was the best opportunity to stretch myself and do something I’ve always wanted to do, but was far too scared.
I’ve created it in an 8×10 format perfect for printing and framing (download here) and I’ve also created them to fit a 4×6 pocket in your Project Life album (download here). I’ve left the drawing in black and white so you can add the color that you think would fit your decor best.
Enjoy and I hope to see YOU be brave.Pin It