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New Year – Face the Fear

Happy New YEAR! It’s hard to believe 2018 has come to a close and we are already well into March 2019! As the years continue to fly by quickly, I can’t help but reflect on the time passed. I always used to listen to my parents and their friends when I was younger. They would say how time seems to pass like the blink of an eye. When I had children I remember being told: “Cherish these moments because they will go so fast and before you know it those kids will be out of the house and married themselves”. I used to chuckle a bit thinking time wouldn’t seem to pass by as fast as they say.

Now I look back and think, whoa, they sure were right. My first baby is in his junior year of high school and next year will be headed off to college. I get it now, I understand what they were all saying. It seems as though it has been a blink and I wish I could rewind and do it all over again and again.

 

 

Being a mom has been such a blessing. I feel so fortunate to have my two boys and see the men they are becoming.

 

 

It got me thinking about their dreams and mine. I want all of their dreams to come true. What are their dreams and what were mine when I was their age? I had so many! They kind of got set aside and fizzled with life. My dreams have been for my kids.

 

It got me thinking though, is it too late to dream?

Can you ever be too old?

 

My grandma passed away this past year at the age of ninety-five and she was someone to look up to. She would say… “You’re never too old, live your dreams and dance if you can”! She lived to dance and even with two knee replacements which caused pain and slow walking, she would try to move and dance.  (She made the best banana bread too… see her recipe here).

We only have one life to live whether five or fifty. We are never too old.

Look at George Bush who went sky diving at 90 years old.

Why not? Right?

 

This blog has been a dream of mine, but to be honest, it’s been hard too.

Instead of pursuing and sharing my passions, I’ve been worried about failing and not succeeding.

I don’t know if you can relate?

Fear has caused me to stop. Instead of facing fear, I have turned away.

 

I truly believe God has given us all amazing gifts. It is our choice to use them. This year, I am going to use them and take a step into the unknown and the scary. Face my fears head-on.

 

 

I started reading Chase the Lion (Affiliate link) if you’d like to read along with me. It’s inspiring and a great way to start the year and face fear.

 

 

This blog has also stopped me in my tracks because I have felt, there are so many more important things in life instead of what I renovated in my home. It seemed a bit trivial and, at times, a bit showcasing. I almost felt guilty for being able to renovate my home. We had a major renovation of our home over a year ago.

 

 

I didn’t share it yet for that reason. I’m always looking to find the best deals and create a comfortable home.

Yet, I couldn’t share it.

After reflecting on that for a year, I realized if I don’t share, it’s wasting a passion. I enjoy sharing with you and enjoy photography. I enjoy creating spaces that inspire me. Putting them out there makes me vulnerable, but yet, could possibly help someone in some way. I know there will always be a better design or someone would do things differently. But hey… this is me, and sharing is caring, right?

 

I honestly don’t know why I am divulging these innermost thoughts with you?

Sometimes I think things are better left unsaid.

However, life is short and I only want to be real. If I like something, I will share it with you. If it works for me, I will share it with you.

This blog may change a bit, who knows? I never know what the future holds, but I will try to give you my best. Even if that makes me a bit vulnerable throughout the process.

Here is to a new year. May we all remember our dreams and passions. This year is the year to face fear. A time to stand up instead of being a bystander. It’s in those times when I have found the most amazing things happen. It’s just taking that first step… ready… set… go!

 

So… here is a sneak peek photo of something I added to my kitchen.

 

 

 

I cannot wait to show you more…

 

Until next time…

Enjoy!

Every. Single. Moment.

 

Angie

 

Want to read along with me?

Here is an affiliate link for you.

Chase the Lion

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10 Comments

  • Tonya Schoepf

    You are right It is very hard to put ourselves out there, and some will criticize us and put us down. But I believe we should do things that are inspiring to us and to others, I think you are awesome for telling your story and facing the lion. Excited to see your renovations. Your a rock star.

    March 13, 2019 at 2:36 am Reply
    • Angie

      Awe, Tonya, thank you! I woke up to your sweet comment and you made my day! I appreciate it so much.

      March 13, 2019 at 6:50 pm Reply
  • Joanie

    I’ve always loved your blog! I too think you should share your passion and I get what your saying about styling your house and how sometimes that seems trivial in the big scheme of things, but home is important and putting your personality in your home to make it comfortable and welcoming is a gift that you should share. I will be excited to see what you have been doing!!!

    March 13, 2019 at 5:29 am Reply
    • Angie

      Thank you, Joanie. You are so kind, and when I get your comments, I know you totally get me! I love that. Your encouragement is a blessing to me.

      March 13, 2019 at 6:57 pm Reply
  • Joanie

    Oh, and I’m going to join you in reading this book!!

    March 13, 2019 at 5:32 am Reply
    • Angie

      Awesome, Joanie. I would love to hear what you think.

      March 13, 2019 at 6:58 pm Reply
  • Mom

    Love this Angie and so glad you will be sharing your inspiring stories on your blog. 💕💕

    March 13, 2019 at 5:40 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Thanks so much, Mom! You’re the best!

      March 13, 2019 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • diane stokes jones

    thank you for sharing your heart! this was beautiful — you touched on what so many of us are thinking.

    March 18, 2019 at 1:15 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Thank you so much Diane.

      April 3, 2019 at 4:17 pm Reply

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