New Things: Instagram + Living Brave

Hello Bravehearted Beauties! I’m in rare form today and decided to record a video! It’s been a long time since I’ve been this kind of brave. Maybe the chemicals from today’s highlight went to my head! {Yep, I recorded on a salon day. If you prefer non-salon hair, I’ve got the opposite of that in this video.} This isn’t a post about highlights, but I will say this: I’ve finally learned to embrace my chemical addiction. I’ve gone all natural in every other department, but sunshiny blonde feels like the real me…even after 18 years of “faking it” with some highlights. Go figure!

So here’s what I’ve got for you today: two new things I’m up to as of this week.

(1) Instagram. I’m always late to the party…if I show up at all! After holding off for various reasons, I decided to see what it’s all about. As a beauty hunter, I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy a quick place to share some photos. But here’s what I didn’t expect: sharing doodles from this morning’s Scripture reading!

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I’ve been doodling words since I was a young girl. It’s how I stayed focused and attentive in school…and later in church. It’s one of the passions that inspired me to start designing custom Christmas cards 12 years ago. {I just “retired,” but will design a little stationery for an Etsy shop with my daughters…opening soon I hope.} When words pop in my mind or spirit, I like to write them in a distinctive way. So who knows…maybe I’ll share more of that now that I’m on Instagram.

(2) Living Brave Semester with Brené Brown. Need I say more? Her work is amazing, and a course called “Living Brave” sounds like a no-brainer for a Bravehearted Beauty. I know it’s going to be good, but I confess I’m feeling a little out of my element and have some fear of being a slacker/failure. But brave is who God says I am, so here I go!


{I’m better at getting all situated and organized than actually starting!}

I’m thinking the timing for this course is just right considering what God has spoken about being a truth teller and brave with my story. {Touched on that last week.} The hardest part is starting. And since it’s Wednesday night and I haven’t started this week’s homework, I think I’ll jump off the blog and do some Living Brave work.

Here’s today’s video…all 12 chatty minutes!

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Here’s to living B R A V E!

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  • Lisa - Welcome to Instagram from a longtime Houston follower. I even came to a tag sale at your beautiful home before you moved! Have always loved your photography and look forward to following you on IG now.

    I joined IG about a year ago when my youngest set up an account for me! My kids are (15, 19, 23). It has been fun to follow them and some of their friends to see what they are up to. I have also enjoyed following some of my favorite bloggers too.

    Happy New Year to you!ReplyCancel

  • Janis Stufflebean - Your video was great! You sounded like you were in a better ‘season’. Hopefully, this will continue as your journey unfolds!