Inspiration from the Corkboard
I collect motivating pictures and words on the corkboard next to my computer the same way some people save up extra toilet paper. Some things are just good to stock up on, in case you run out. I store up corkboard words for days when I run out of vision or inspiration. And, I share them here on the blog with some regularity.
Hopefully, today’s corkboard inspiration is relevant for you as well.
Brave and Artsy.
Brave Girls Club was one small but important step in my process toward being a more free and directed woman in my writing and in my marriage. The online resource is an art based site for personal growth and healing, or as they say on the website:
Brave Girls Club is a worldwide community of women (of every age!) who want to live the best, happiest, and fabulously brave life they can possibly live…and that means something different to every single one of us.
I love the heart of Brave Girls director, Melody Ross and I benefitted greatly from her six week online class, Soul Restoration. The at-your-own-pace class was pivotal in my recent process of deciding what things in life to leave behind, and what to pursue going forward. Extremely clarifying, very cathartic … and, just plain fun, actually.
Who doesn’t love the smell of Mod Podge and a new big box of messy old art supplies?
What has helped me the most are the reminders … nudges to go back to the place where you remember making the difficult decision, that one life-changing directional choice to walk away from someone unhealthy, or something distracting, or that one recurring pattern that is damaging in your life. It’s important to go back to those defining moments; back to that pivot point when you said YES to the Higher Call.
Having a hard time remembering? Some centering questions I use as prompts:
When was that last time you believe you heard from God?
What did you ‘hear’?
When did you last feel enough peace to chose faith and resolutely move forward into the tension and challenges of a new way of being?
When was that?
Where were you?
What did you decide?
Are those things still true?
I have a couple pivotal decision moments that I mentally return to every now and then. They remind me. My new “Way” includes a resolute choice to boldly embrace my writing and my marriage. In both, I am constantly trudging across new terrain. And somedays, it would be a lot easier to quit and go back; back to the days where I didn’t risk, wasn’t vulnerable, wouldn’t take next brave steps.
It’s important to have reminders tacked to the walls of our hearts (and corkboards).
So today, brave words for all of us …
Keep going, friend.