It is the last day of March, so time to review how I did on my goal of living bravely this past month.
In review, I’d say that I have more of an awareness of how much and which areas of my life I tend to be the laziest or where I’m the least brave. I haven’t made as much progress over changing these tendencies, yet. Honestly, sometimes I follow my habits so easily that I don’t even realize that I’m trapped by then until it is too late. This is especially the case when I hesitate in relationships.
One of my most enjoyable moments of bravery happened early in the month. Hubby, puppy, and I decided to take advantage of one of the sunny warm pre-Spring days, so we headed to a local park.
It was a park I’d been wanting to visit for ages, since there is a dam with moving water to photograph. The spray off of the mill was still frozen due to the lower temperatures and frosts.
There was still snow in the ground in some shaded areas.
Part of the path involves a cement footbridge across the creek. Almost a foot of water crossed it in some places, caused by debris stuck in the drainage pipes. I had a distinct moment of “I want to cross to see what is on the other side.” However, the water was likely cold and I didn’t want to fall in either.
The “challenge to do the thing I hesitate against,” pushed me to do it! I rolled up my pants and treaded across. Then, hubby suggested I take Daisy across since my feet were wet anyways.
I’d worn my faux boat shoes due to cuteness factor, but it turned out to be useful when they quickly dried.
Out family had fun, even if Daisy did fall into the creek while baying at geese who had flown away from her. Life is so hard as a beagle!
Here’s to living a life more intentional and less driven by fear or comfort.