This quote was given to me on a metal bookmark years ago and immediately captured me. These seven words have literally guided me through some very difficult times in my life, and almost always when I am wondering if I can, should, etc. this quotes some how finds me again and I am reminded that I can do anything… even if that means fail!
Well, it is official… I have joined the world of blogging and to be completely honest, I am terrified! This fear has kept me from doing this very thing that I am doing right now, writing so you and the rest of the world can access my thoughts, feelings, and most intimate details of my life. What if I don’t say everything just right… with perfect grammar (former English teacher here after all), enough humor, or authenticity without being too much or too little… what if I get a rude comment or not any comments at all? It’s taken me months to convince myself to be brave enough for this moment.
So why blog? Why take the risk of humiliation or worse… failure?
Because that is who I am and who I mentored hundreds of young women to be during my eleven years of coaching high school drill teams. I encouraged them every day to give their best, work extremely hard, never give up, fall down ten times and get up eleven… to be disciplined, to be strong, to be beautiful from the inside out, to love, and to believe in themselves. I would be a hypocrite if I didn’t take my own advice.
My vision for this blog and site is to create a space where I can speak to you and with you… I want to share experiences and hope to build a community of people that want to help spread beauty as well. I hope we can find our authentic selves and maybe, just maybe become a movement… a force for good!
To celebrate this brave moment in my life, I have teamed up with one of my incredible friends and jewelry designers to bring to my site an exclusive Go Beautifully gold bar necklace that I will give away to one lucky winner! Did you know that gold is related to illumination as well as the color yellow which is the color of sunshine? aaaaand…. sunshine is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. These are all of the elements behind my “why.” So… it is absolutely fitting to give a way a beautiful gold bar necklace… strong, beautiful, and illuminated!
Three easy steps to enter this contest:
- Simply Subscribe to Go Beautifully (below)
- Follow our Instagram Account
- Comment on this post and tell me some topics or things of interest to you so that I can make sure I am creating relevant content or share a similar experience of a time you did something vulnerable and what helped you get through it.
Thank you for reading my first post and giving me a chance to join you in your journey as we all strive to GO BEAUTIFULLY a little more each day!
*Contest ends at 11:59 pm MST on Sunday, January 8, 2017.*
Congratulations to our first giveaway winner: Karen B.!