April 13, 2010

on ten (brave) things...

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ten things I would do if I were truly brave:

1. Write a novel.
2. Become a brunette.
3. Sing more. With confidence. In public.
4. Say what I want to say when I want to say it.
5. Have a booth at a craft fair.
6. Consider myself a real photographer.
7. Fight any and all negative feedback.
8. Sing my own praises, when needed.
9. Splurge more often.
10. Love every tiny bit of the body I’ve been blessed with.

35 comments :

  1. I think you're brave as it is. You are honest and open with the whole Internets.

    But for shizzle - go for those things! ALL of them. I think you will *amaze* yourself with your bravery.

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  2. I think you'd make a darling brunette--just don't go jet black!

    You're a tough girl, and I can totally see you doing some of these things in the near future.

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  3. You are so lovely, Kerri...you should do these, and then do 10 more. Happy things are busy and wonderful.

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  4. i love this list :)
    i honestly think you can do all 10 things too. be brave! xo.

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  5. I also think and believe you can do all 10 of these things! Easily!

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  6. 11. Reactivate my Formspring

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  7. These are all wonderful things. And one can't help but think that you could marry numbers 3 and 8 to go ahead and sing your own praises. With confidence. In public. It wouldn't be a bad thing to do.

    Also, the gorgeous items in your Etsy shop are precisely the types of lovelies I always beeline toward at craft fairs. I predict wild success for your booth, once you register one.

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  8. Love the list. Especially number 10. That would probably be number 3 or 4 on my list. I would write a novel, too. And instead of becoming a brunette, I'd become a blonde!

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  9. Amen! I think just writing it down you are challenging yourself to actually do them.

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  10. You should take one item on that list and try to accomplish it by the end of the year.

    I suggest going brunette. It will be easy to go back blonde if you don't like it. I dye my hair often and it's fairly easy to do it yourself and it won't damage your hair like everyone will have you believe.

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  11. I think you should for SURE go brunette!!! :) You would look beautiful!

    Writing a book is on my list too. I guess I blog to make up for it.

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  12. This is a great list of *achieveable* quantities of bravery!

    I used to have really long red hair, which I felt was my identification badge in a lot of ways. I felt the need for change at one point so I went and cut it all off - such a risk but one of the best (and bravest!) things I've ever done - go brunette, it'll make you feel so strong and powerful to make such an abrupt change!

    As for 4,7,8 and 10; surely they are simply works in progress? You can practise those every day!

    Good luck, you're already brave enough to find a list of things you want to challenge!

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  13. I'm still working at a lot of those, Kerri. Especially speaking my mind at all times and loving my body. I criticize my body every time i look in the mirror, i tend to find something wrong with it. I avoid confrontation with people, but that makes me unhappy in the end because there are many things left unsaid.

    Good luck on working on yourself to be brave in everything. I definitely think you should have your own booth in craft fairs because you're talented and a lot of people have told you that they love your products.:)

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  14. Jessica @ How Sweet4/14/10, 3:46 AM

    You can do it! Most of those things are also on my list.

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  15. Such a great list! I think you are brave. You have achieved way more than you have realised and I know that you will be able to achieve those 10 things. xx Your lovely.

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  16. brave or not...believe it or not YOU ARE a real photographer!!!

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  17. What a lovely list! Realizing that those are the things you want makes you brave already. :)

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  18. Two things I would do if I were truly brave? Ahem, here it goes: I would 1) comment on this post and 2) tell you that I love this list so much I'm inspired to make one of my own. Thanks :)

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  19. You know... I'm not sure about fighting negative feedback. Even if people are nasty, I have found when someone says something negative about me, if I can get past my emotions and defensiveness and just LISTEN, there is sometimes (not always) a nugget of truth in there that I can use to grow and improve myself. Hurts to hear it but sometimes I need it.

    But the other ones... what's stopping you? Fear is not a good reason to not do something you want to do, it just keeps us stagnant. What about breaking it into small chunks so it doesn't seem to scary? Like, just write a plot outline for your novel to start off? Or just write 5 pages?

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  20. I think you're very brave! You ARE a real photographer, could most definitely have a booth at a craft fair, and hair dye is never truly permanent. =)

    Hope you're havinga lovely week.

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  21. you would look absolutely smashing as a brunette! :D

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  22. I love this list! I can relate to a lot of those too.

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  23. The singing in public one? Yeah, I've thought that more times than I can count.

    Hope you're doing well =)

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  24. You got all that in the bag, my lovely Kerri.

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  25. oooh you would sell out if you did a booth at a craft fair because your stuff is so damn cute! seriously, it is :)

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  26. adore adore adore this list! actually, pretty much adore everything about this blog. we're pretty similar, especially on being all to familiar with that whole "good girl" persona. i'm pretty much "overachieving white girl" winner from 1996-2009. :)

    keep on trucking. you're braver than you know.

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  27. #6? You can mark that as complete! You are a fabulous photographer. (Remember? You're doing my engagement photos...one day...in the far, far future. ;))

    And you should go brunette and try it out! I'm going to do something funky with my hair this summer and go blonde, something I've never done before.

    I love this list and kinda want to make one of my own.

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  28. Great list. you would be a STUNNING brunette. I love that pin too! where is it from? I need to be better about splurging too. I can do it but immediately feel guilty.

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  29. Ah, a list! I love lists! What makes you think you're not brave enough to do them? Being brave enough to dream of them is the first step. :)

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  30. Wow, I liked this and I might just have to steal it, if you don't mind? And I'm totally with you on #1. And you should definitely go brunette - it's fun!

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  31. I need to splurge less. maybe try doing one brave thing a year on your list and then it will eventually all come together. I also want to try being a brunette some time, now's the time to do it when we're younger, right?

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  32. You're so cute!! I have written a novel and the braveness starts afterwards -there's so much work to do afterwards. The end of the writing isn't it unfortunately.
    And as for wanting to say things as you feel them -don't. I do it far too often and it gets me into trouble. I would hold my tongue if I were braver. I think it takes more courage xx (and energy)

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  33. Kerri, I love this. It's always good to think about taking things to the next step- to becoming more of the person you want to be. At least, it's always a good exercise for me. :)

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  34. You're already brave! But if this is what it takes to make you feel braver, DO THEM. One by one, get 'em done & cross 'em off. <3

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  35. Number 10 is beautiful. I wish I could do the same. Great list... I say you make it a reality, you are definitely capable love.

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