Before we jump into sharing our posts this week, I’d like to invite you to be a little bolder in 2014, shine a little more brilliantly than usual, and be as beautiful as you always are (because you are, ya know?!).
#boldbrilliantbeautiful is a project Stacy with Kids Stuff World turned me on to. I’m still figuring out what it means (because she and the ladies who started it are figuring out exactly what it means to them too). But the premise seems pretty simple: break out of your comfort zone this year to embrace the brilliantly beautiful person you are by boldly going places and doing things you’ve shied away from before. I think. Well, that’s what it means to me. Maybe it’ll mean something different for you. And how cool will that be? Make it your own! When you do, blog about it or hashtag it on Instagram: #boldbrilliantbeautiful. I did, today:
Although I was kinda freaked out about sharing a pic of myself early this morning with no makeup on, I did it. It made me feel pretty bold. And a little bit beautiful. I heard from friends who thought I was those things too, which was a lovely boost, and all from just one little photo. Imagine what can happen when we really GO BOLD? Shivers! I’ve got ‘em. Who’s with me?
If you’d like to do something bold this week, join me (and San Antonio mom bloggers Stacy, Claire, and Melanie!) at the TEDxSanAntonio Salon: Transcending Negative Body Image & Gender Stereotypes. This Saturday, February 1 (tickets available here), we’re helping lead discussions with women and men about the media’s role in our perceptions of beauty and how we can change and reinvent them. What is beautiful?
Now, show me what you’ve got. It’s time for the weekly Link Up!