Being bold, does not come naturally to me. I'm a fairly private person. Yet I constantly wish I did more or said more. Somehow contributed more to the world. Sometimes I wonder if others struggle with that same battle. Wanting to speak out while also not wanting to offend.
As I have gotten older my introverted self has gotten a bit wiser. One of the recent challenges I gave myself was to be bolder. To speak the truth as I see it. To step out and take a risk. In the words of some of my mentors; to jump.
The truth is I learned that taking risks and being bold, while scary, is ultimately beneficial a long time ago. Yet I still remained tethered to a bit of fear, perhaps my ego. I am scared of offending, of being bold and having others look at me funny. However it's stifling when I'm caught always holding my breath, waiting for the proverbial "right time" to say or do something.
So recently I've started to open the door to boldness. While the door is only open a crack I'm still proud that I have started to engage with others through social media, face to face, through art and writing to speak my truth. To be bold and add my perspective to the conversation whatever the topic might be.
I hope to continue to be bold and contribute more to the world I so deeply cherish. Perhaps you too can learn from challenging yourself to be bold, to step outside your comfort zone and contribute more to the world you cherish.
Hi, I'm Liz. I like to write about life and the wisdom I cull from it. I use words and images to inspire empathy and connection with each other and the world.