Be Brave

It’s been a weird week to be completely honest with you. Weird not in a bad way, not in a good way either just in a way of not really knowing. The unknown is something that scares me a little bit. When I say a little bit I mean a lot. I am not really sure how or why but it really does. The more I try and combat it the more it freaks me out. I’ve always thought that it is important to deal with your emotions no matter what it is that you’re feeling but sometimes you don’t know what you’re feeling and trying to deal with that proves to be rather difficult. That was pretty much my week in a nutshell.

Last night I was lying in bed with a whole bunch of thoughts and feelings running through my head. I was thinking about all of the things that were making me feel something, how those things were effecting me and whether they were actually that relevant. The truth is most of it really wasn’t. As humans we are inclined to over think things. While sometimes a decision does require thought a lot of the time we could just trust out instincts and run with it rather than spending a whole lot of time thinking about it. Today a randomly stumbled across a piece of typography which stuck out to me. It read “Be Brave” two simple words that could have so many different meanings.

Firstly I thought about the definition of brave. According to the oxford dictionary the definition of brave is – “Ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage:” with this in mind it made me think of every day scenarios where you could be brave. Being who you are. There are so many influences in life telling you what you should be but you don’t have to listen to them. Be who you are. Be what you want to be. You life is yours to live in the way that you want to live it but this requires bravery. Love who you love. I believe in life there is one love whether you love men, woman or both no one has the right to judge. They’re entitled to love just as you are. Love is one of the most beautiful things we experience in life don’t ever discount it’s importance. Your career will require you to be brave. One day you might have to step outside your comfort zone, be pushed to do things that you’re uncomfortable about or maybe you just don’t want to do them. In order to success you need to stand up for yourself, that is being brave. Bravery comes in all shapes and forms just like people do and just because someone else is out there risking their life to save the lives of others it doesn’t mean that you’re not brave. Every day life requires bravery.

You hear someone being abused for their race and stand up for them that’s bravery. You stop a bully in the school yard yup you guessed it bravery. The fact is every day you live you are being brave. By not giving up or giving in you are being brave. By living this life you have made a choice to be brave. No life isn’t easy but it’s a hell of a lot better with you in it! No matter what struggle you’re facing at the moment this too shall pass. You are brave so let’s be brave together!

Have a great weekend! <3

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