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When you think of “living boldly” what pops into your mind?
The definition of living boldly doesn’t always have to loud, in your face or attention grabbing. I saw this question and I knew I had to write about it. When I think of living boldly what comes to my mind is a person who does their own thing against the typical current of society. I don’t know it’s like to not live boldly. I think I was born contrary and rebellious from the get go. I also think that everyone has their own version. To live boldly for one person could mean just standing their ground in a conversation, getting a funky haircut or wearing white after labor day.
I have purple hair, piercings and dress like I am 16. I am planning on getting my nose pierced now that I have the daith done and hopefully a tattoo before I turn 40 in March. Trust me, I stand out in my town. My daughter likes to joke when I am old I will be the lady with the bright purple hair, leopard leggings halter top and high heels. I NEVER wear leopard pants so I don’t know where she gets that from……..
I got married at 19, had a baby at 20, two more at 22 and 29, and never looked back. Yeah I have had some bumps and trials from being so young, married with kids but I wouldn’t have it any other way. My life has always felt comfortable. I was meant to be a mom, I was not meant to be a corporate office type gal. I was meant to work out of my house, work with my hands or with kids and on my own time. When I refer to myself living boldly? I have never done what someone expects of me. In all honesty? If someone tells me I should do something because it’s proper or expected they should know I will do the opposite. There are times in my life I wish I would’ve pushed harder for my way, against what others wanted for me. I can’t change that and can’t go back so I have made sure my kids know their life is theirs to make their own mistakes or be successful in a career that fits them. I don’t want them to ever have to look back and feel like they were hindered in creating a fantastic life for themselves.